October 12, 2017 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Portland Timbers
TIMBERS RECOGNIZED BY PORTLAND BUSINESS JOURNAL WITH CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY AWARD
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Timbers have been recognized by the Portland Business Journal's 2017 Corporate Philanthropy Awards in the Medium Company category, it was announced today.
Among more than 30 medium-sized companies, the Timbers - a six-time honoree of the Corporate Philanthropy Awards - were ranked among the top 10 in this category and were recognized for their financial contributions through the Portland Timbers Community Fund (PTCF) and to various local nonprofit organizations and volunteer work through the club's community outreach platform, Stand Together, in 2016.
Since the club's inaugural MLS season in 2011, the Timbers have given more than $3.5 million in cash and in-kind donations, including their philanthropic work through the PTCF, the club's field-grants program and various experiential and charitable activities.
The club, which has won multiple Corporate Philanthropy Awards from the Portland Business Journal, contributed more than $700,000 in cash and in-kind donations in 2016, while the organization committed thousands of volunteer hours, including more than 2,250 hours during Stand Together Week during the summer. Stand Together Week encourages a culture of giving back throughout the city, raising visibility of important nonprofit organizations and making a difference in the community.
The Portland Business Journal's annual Corporate Philanthropy Awards celebrate community service and corporate giving. This year's Corporate Philanthropy Awards recognized the top 10 large, medium and small companies that made the largest cash contributions to Oregon and Southwest Washington nonprofits during 2016, while noting their in-kind donations and employee volunteer hours to local charities.
The Timbers were among those honored at the Corporate Philanthropy Awards Luncheon in downtown Portland this week.