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2016 Reflection Benefit, Auction, and Raffle raises over $685,000!

The Dougy Center’s 2016 Reflection Benefit, Auction, and Raffle raises over $685,000 - the most successful fundraising event in the history of The Dougy Center!

On May 6, over 500 community leaders gathered at the Portland Art Museum to celebrate and support The Dougy Center, The National Center for Grieving Children & Families, at their 2016 Reflection Benefit & Auction presented by KinderCare Education. This year’s Reflection Benefit surpassed all others by raising the most money in Dougy Center history! It was an amazing night that included a silent auction showcasing a gallery of one-of-a-kind art designed by children and teens, an elegant dinner, a touching testimonial by a Dougy Center family and an exhilarating live auction.

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Congratulations to David Jackson - winner of the 19th annual Porsche Boxster raffle!

For the first time in 19 years – The Dougy Center Porsche Boxster Raffle completely sold out of all 2,000 tickets!

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The Dougy Center Hires New Executive Director

(Portland, Ore) - The Dougy Center is excited to announce the appointment of Brennan Wood as Executive Director, following the 24 year tenure of prior E.D. Donna Schuurman. Wood currently serves as The Dougy Center’s Chief Development & Communication Officer and will assume the new position October 15th. Schuurman will transition into a new role at The Dougy Center, as Senior Director for Advocacy and Training in order to focus on The Dougy Center’s national and international efforts in the field of childhood bereavement. This new position will allow Donna to transition out of the day-to-day administration of The Dougy Center’s programs to focus her efforts on advocacy, writing, and training.

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The Dougy Center’s Executive Director takes on new role after 29 years with the organization

For Immediate Release

(Portland, Ore)- The Dougy Center is excited to announce that Donna Schuurman, Ed.D., F.T., will be transitioning into a new role as the Senior Director for Advocacy and Training in order to focus on The Dougy Center’s national and international efforts in the field of childhood bereavement. Dr. Schuurman has served as The Dougy Center’s Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director since 1991 and as a member of the Board of Directors for 5 years prior to that role. This new position will allow Donna to transition out of the day-to-day administration of The Dougy Center’s programs to focus her efforts on advocacy, writing, and training.

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