Power of One Luncheon - 2017

Join us to celebrate the Power of One!

Wednesday, May. 24, 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

The Sentinel Hotel – 614 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR

The Impact NW Power of One Luncheon celebrates the work made possible by generous individuals, businesses, and organizations that have supported us over the past year, while also engaging new community partnerships.

Limited to just one hour, this luncheon will inspire you to make a dynamic change in our community through personal effort, one step at a time, and inspire others to recognize the Power of One in themselves.


Yolanda Award

Yolanda Gallegos first came to Impact NW’s teen center as a troubled teenager. She worked with Impact NW over the years to complete her high school education, find employment and earn a college degree. Today, she is a teacher in North Portland, where she has returned to provide others the encouragement to fulfill their dreams and establish a prosperous, safe family life. Impact NW has awarded the Yolanda Award to exceptional Impact NW clients for more than a decade to honor the heroic human spirit that Ms. Gallegos’ story exemplifies.

Anthony, a client of Impact NW's Transitional Housing Facility, Richmond Place

Anthony, a client of Impact NW’s Transitional Housing Facility, Richmond Place

2017 Yolanda Award Recipient

As a single dad who suffered domestic abuse from his ex-wife, Anthony struggled to find someone who would help him. With few options available to help him find housing and get his kids back from foster care, he faced having to move back south where he grew up.

But once Anthony secured an apartment at Impact NW’s transitional housing facility, everything started to turn around.

“Impact NW was a gateway to help me figure out what I wanted to do, which for me is to start a support group for single fathers. They got me on the right track, and helped me figure out what I need to do. And now my kids are thriving more every day.

Power of One Award

The Power of One Award is given to an Impact NW community member or team who has made a significant difference in the lives of the clients we serve in multiple ways while infecting others with their enthusiasm such that they too become involved. The Power of One Award recipient has persuaded and led others to action and service at Impact NW.

2017 Power of One Award Recipient

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Purchase Tickets

Please purchase your tickets using the form below. For questions or to get help reserving your seat, please email Liz Burns at lburns@impactnw.org or call (503) 294-7457


We are currently looking for sponsors for our Power of One Luncheon, in conjunction with our Smile Together campaign. Please email Liz Burns at lburns@impactnw.org or call (503) 294-7457 if you are interested in sponsoring us.


Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this event possible. To learn more about our sponsors and why they choose to partner with Impact NW, hover over or tap on the sponsor’s logo.

Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

NW Natural

Gold Sponsor

Wells Fargo Logo

Gold Sponsor

Vigor Logo

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Avangrid Renewables

Silver Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor

On Line Support

Bronze Sponsor

AMR Logo

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Comcast Logo

Bronze Sponsor

Care Oregon

Bronze Sponsor

Heffernan Insurance

Bronze Sponsor

Ankrom Moisan

Bronze Sponsor

BRIDGE Housing Logo