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Extraordinary Volunteer

Awarded to a person whose volunteered time and services spur noteworthy change in the nonprofit community.

02/03/2014

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Emerging Leader

Awarded to a staff or board member under the age of 30 with demonstrated ability to further the nonprofit’s mission

02/03/2014

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Exceptional Pro Bono Contribution

Awarded to a person (or company) whose contribution of services, supplies, or time makes possible significant change in the nonprofit community

02/03/2014

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Inspiring Creativity

Awarded to an organization working to nurture arts and culture in Oregon

02/03/2014

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Light A Fire 2013

Our ninth annual celebration honoring the individuals and organizations who make Portland more prosperous, beautiful, healthful, and sustainable—in a word, better.

10/11/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott By Benjamin Tepler, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, and Kelly Clarke

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Slide Show: Light A Fire October 2012

Bank of America Merrill Lynch presents Portland Monthly's 8th Annual Light A Fire

11/07/2012

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Light A Fire 2012

Our annual celebration of the nonprofit community recognizes the individuals and organizations who are making our city a better place to live, love, and grow.

10/11/2012 By Jill Davis

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Light A Fire 2011

Our annual celebration of giving highlights the extraordinary work of 14 nonprofits and individuals working to better our community, from farmers who donate millions of pounds of food to fight hunger to high school students who help immigrants become Amer

10/14/2011 By Lucy Burningham

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Light A Fire 2010

Portland Monthly's annual celebration of the nonprofit community highlights the individuals and organizations that are making Portland a better place to live, love and grow.

10/08/2010 By Anna Sachse

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Slide Show: Light A Fire 2010

_Portland Monthly's_ annual celebration of the nonprofit community highlights the individuals and organizations that are making Portland a better place to live, love and grow.

10/08/2010

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Light A Fire 2009

Here are the winners of this year's Light a Fire awards. Winners range from a program that teaches chess to underprivileged children to one that provides new and gently used prom dresses to students that may not be able to afford their own.

10/09/2009 Edited by Kasey Cordell By Meghan Hilliard, Elizabeth Buelow, and Kelly O'Brien

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The Givers

On October 28, we dined at The Nines with our heels on and our checkbooks out in celebration of the 2008 Light A Fire awards. Lucky for us, there are lots of opportunities in Portland to do-good in high style. See the calendar below for upcoming events.

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon and Stacey Wilson

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Light A Fire 2007

Three years ago, _Portland Monthly_ partnered with the Oregon Community Foundation and created the Light A Fire Awards to celebrate the achievements of the metropolitan area’s lesser-known charities, as well as the volunteers and benefactors who support t

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell and Eric Gold

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Slide Show: Eternal Flame

05/19/2009