Tribal Government & News

Community Fund receives New Day Award

PORTLAND -- Spirit Mountain Community Fund received the inaugural New Day Award from the Volunteers of America Oregon during a program held Monday, June 18, at Northwest Natural’s downtown Portland offices.

Community Fund Director Mychal Cherry and Tribal Council member Denise Harvey accepted the award on behalf of the Grand Ronde Tribe’s philanthropic entity.

“This award is presented in recognition of their dedicated commitment to our community and for their generous support of domestic violence prevention and family support programs,” the event’s program stated.

The Community Fund has donated almost $78 million to nonprofits in 11 western Oregon counties since its founding 21 years ago.

The keynote speaker at the New Day Award event was Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury.

Also attending from the Community Fund were Program Coordinator Angela Sears and Administrative Assistant Jesse Knight.

Harvey presented the award to Tribal Council during the Tuesday, June 19, Legislative Action Committee meeting.