The Friendlies Celebrates our Exemplary Supporters
The Friendlies honors community members, partners and volunteers who help us build & support the community. We gather each spring to recognize their outstanding contributions of time, talent and treasure.
2015 Award Winners
Friend of Friendly House Award
This award recognizes individuals, families, groups or businesses that have provided exceptional support to Friendly House by sharing their time, energy, or resources.
Ellen Goldschmidt, SELCO Community Credit Union, Clear Creek Distillery, Jen Hendrickson, Evergreen Consulting, Mike Clark
Past recipients: Alice Harris, Angel McMillan, Jud & Barbara Longaker, Briggs & Crampton (1998); Dorothy Dixon, Forest Park Credit Union, Dr. George & Ethel Long (1999); Kristi Holden, Dan Fleming, Bob and Dorothy Poznanski, and Mike Price (2001); Ann Van Orman (PCC), Allan Classen (Northwest Examiner), Linfield College Student Nurses, Northwest Trader Joe’s, Rick Michaelson, CC Chung, Nancy Stevens, Hoffman Construction (Cary Bubenik, Mick McKay, & Jeff Stewart) (2002); Ted Kaye, Legacy Health Systems/Good Sam, Vaughan Hill (2003), Claire Turner, Northwest Portland Ministries and SIM (2004); Catriona Madill, Trilogy Video, Tony Carson, and Ellen Goldschmidt (2005), Templeton Foundation, Elizabeth Lory (posthumous), Hazel Sherwood (posthumous) (2006); Mary Ann Watson, Friendly House Senior Quilters, Linfield School of Nursing, Dr. Charles Bleusko, Murphy McGrew, Jayne Morris, Angel McMillan (2007), Amy O’Neill and Ruth Roth (2008); Con-Way, Sarah and John Ferguson, Slabtown Community Festival Committee (2009); Alleyn Yasskin, Sharon Messerschmidt & Jo Hamilton, Consuelo Tolosa, Street of Eames (2010); Jud & Barbara Longaker Family, Steve & Vicky Byers, Lexie Mobley, Ambiance Committee, Pomarius Nursery/Peter Lynn (2011); Meyer Memorial Trust, Steve & Vicky Byers, Judie Dunken (Keller Willliams), Ted Kaye, HomeStreet Bank (2012); Debra Lande, Bill Hart, John Calvin (2013).
Given to an individual or group that has made a significant volunteer contribution to one or more of Friendly House’s programs.
Kate Levine, John Huth, Jo Prestwich, Jazz McGinnis, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, Tim Godfrey, Jonell Kraus, Anna Zamarripa
Past Recipients: Dee and Alan Lassen, Jessica Marlitt, Scott Rotter (1999), Autumn Bradley, Steve Fradkin, Manny Tailblum, Dave Reinertson (2000), Bernie Lowenthal (2001); Kim and Larry Diener (2002); Daniel Castleton, Bob Kelly & Ed, Charlie Metcalf, Francesca Hartman (2003), Rachel Borken, George McCargar, Rayne Miller, Allan Peterson and Kevin Moore (2004); Megan Wentworth, Jeff Brown, David Wilson, Marla Gardener, Joan Johnson, Steve Aman, Nicole Pittman, Patty Kearns (2005), Betty Marino, Prentice Ross, The Loy family, Mayumi Sekigawa, Linda Stadler, Lisa Hamilton, Jaime Cropper, Anne-Merle Geuverink (2006); Tom Chamberlin, Louis Sargent, John Utz, Frank James Mabry, Tom Lipsett, Carol French (2007), Eugene Woodworth, John Knapp, Koll Reynolds, Peg Henwood and Kathy Svani (2008); Tyler Calhoun, Roy Simengaard, Marvin Mitchell, Billy Callis, Eileen McClary, Wendy & Earle Blanton, Maria Torres, Senior Program Newsletter Folders (2009); Mimi Newhouse, Judy Chuang, Rachel Borkan, Linda Cameron, Margarita Rangel, Howard Begay (2010); Max Micozzi Jones, Nancy Allen, Mathew Hill, Erin Plattner, Chris Edwardsen, Scott Glazer, Corbett Gordon, Anne Hughes, Ric Miller, Cynthia Chilton (2011); Bob Graves, Leiza Price, Barbara Slaughter, Jack Anliker, Lynn Takata, Starbucks, Steve Frison, Rosetta Forbes (2012); Vicky Hahn, Tammie Martin, Linda Sprau, Leslie Black, Megan Malone (2013).
Community Partner Award
Given to an organization(s) with whom Friendly House partners formally (i.e. by contract) and whom we feel have been strong partners in providing service to our community.
Carolyn “CJ” McGrath, Yoshida
Past Recipients: Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services, with special recognition to Chris Wilson and Paul Iarrobino, Chapman Elementary School, (2003) Grant High School Vocational Mentoring Programand First Immanuel Lutheran Church (2004); Legal Aid of Oregon, Senior Law Project (2005), SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance) (2006); Store to Door (2007), AARP of Oregon, Easter Seals CSEP, Food Front Cooperative Grocery (2008); Chapman Elementary School, Hand 2 Mouth Theatre (2009); Morrison Child & Family Services, Providence ElderPlace (2010); Metropolitan Community Church, Forest Park Federal Credit Union (2011); Portland Children’s Levy, Metro Central Enhancement Fund, VIEWS (2012); Multnomah County ADSD, Neighborhood House, Northwest Neighborhood Veterinary Hospital (2013).
Evelyn Hall Award
Adopted from SHARE in 2012, recognizes a volunteer whose efforts support LGBT causes.
SAGE Housing Committee
Past Recipients: Glen Ulmer, Neil (Nikki) Heilpern, Bruce Meisner (2012); Gay & Grey Speakers Bureau, Peg Hackenbruck (2013).
Ruth Roth Lifetime Achievement Award
Honors individuals whose careers and life’s work have greatly contributed to the advancement of Friendly House’s mission.
Past Recipients: Ruth Roth (2012).
Rev. Edd W. Crawford Service Award
Established in 1998, awarded to an individual or organization that has made outstanding contributions to the community through Friendly House.
Past recipients: Hazel Sherwood (1998); Nick Santangelo (1999); Gloria Gray (2000); Pauline Sharkey (2001); Bonnie Groshong (2002); Frank Dixon (2003), David Miles & Susan Smallsreed (2004); Joan Shireman (2005); Preston Holt (2006); Rick Michaelson (2007); Mike Ryerson (2008); ESCO (2009); Dale Jackson (2010); Anonymous (2011); David & Linda Swanson (2012); Mary Crawford (2013).
Youth Volunteer Award
Given to a young person or group of young people (under age 21) that has made a significant volunteer contribution to one or more of Friendly House’s programs.
Past recipients: Jill Pollard and Taylor Stevenson (1999); (Not awarded in 2001); David Shambry, Alexandra Lewis (2002); Emily Forsyth, Class Academy (2003), Haley Freedlund and Anthony Miles (2004), Johanna Steinbrecher (2005); Michael Love, Tigard High School CE2, St Mary’s Academy (2007), Westview High School Key Club, Jesuit High School, and CHINOOKS Reading Buddies (2008); Griffin Gaffney, Jonathan Mena (2009); Beth Smilkstein, Steele Tsoumas (2010); Bishop Family (2011); Julia Sheets (2012).