The generous financial and in-kind support from individuals, organizations and foundations, helps us fulfill our mission: Make Portland and Oregon a better place for everyone to live, work and play.

You can support City Club in the following ways:

  • Donate to support our research and programs
  • Join our Legacy Society and include City Club in your estate plans
  • Make an endowment
  • Have your business become a Corporate Sponsor

To find our more about how you or your organization can get involved, continue to browse our supporter section, email or call 503-228-7231.

Leadership Circle Members


Bill Dickey / Morel Ink
Bob Quillin
John Russell & Mary Fellows

GUIDING LEVEL: $2,500 - $3,499

Adam & Gina Davis
Greg Macpherson
Tom & Chris Neilsen
Sharon VanSickle Robbins & Bill Robbins
Phil Walsh

SUSTAINING LEVEL: $1,500 - $2,499

Susan Hammer
Sean Martin
Meredith & Bill Savery
Carl Snook

SUPPORTING LEVEL: $1,000 - $1,499

Ernie Bonyhadi
Barnes & Molly Ellis
Patricia Farrell & Bob Watkins
Ted Gilbert
Edward Gronke
John Horvick
Ted & Debbie Kaye
Leslie Labbe
Mary Macpherson
Pat McCormick
Leslie Morehead
Kourtney Nelson
Ben Petersen
Josephine & Peter Pope
Mary Martin Rosenberg
Steve & Georgia Schell
Chris Smith & Staci Paley
Paul J. Utz


City Club of Portland’s endowment funds represent faith in its future. Contributed by members and stewarded by the Oregon Community Foundation, they provide reliable annual support to City Club's operations. As a key to City Club's long-term fiscal stability, they help ensure that its work continues in perpetuity.

The General Endowment

Established in the 1950's, currently holds over $250,000. Annual distributions at 4.5% supplement City Club's annual fundraising and deliver a consistent amount to the overall operating budget.

The Research Endowment

Established in 2008, currently holds more than $660,000. Annual distributions at 4.5% directly support the Club's research efforts. Over 100 members and friends, in memory of Ogden Beeman, former City Club president and champion of research, contributed the initial funds with a substantial match from his family.
These endowments grow over time, helped in part by members of the Legacy Society- those who have generously included City Club in their estate plans. 
City Club's endowments are managed under policies adopted by the Club's Board of Governors, which guide their investment and spending. Since 1998 the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) in its main long-term investment pool has held City Club’s endowment funds. The OCF board sets the annual distribution rate.
To make an endowment contribution, contact our Executive Director Julia Meier, by email.