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Ralph & Bunny Schlesinger Foundation

The Ralph and Bunny Schlesinger Foundation was originally founded by Ralph and Bernice Schlesinger in 1982. The Foundation’s purpose is to enhance the Oregon and S.W. Washington communities in the areas of medical research and care, higher education and by promoting the welfare of our communities.

The Schlesinger Family Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization which was established in 1982 as a 501(c)(3) by Ralph and Bunny Schlesinger to make philanthropic grants and gifts in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Their primary interests were to benefit medical research and facilitate educational opportunities for economically disadvantaged students. In continuing their legacy, the Foundation has been the primary sponsor of The Virtuoso Evening event in the past. This annual event has raised over $2 million dollars for four local charities dedicated to research and treatment in the fight against diabetes. In addition we have sponsored numerous scholarships at Portland State University and other academic institutions helping many students further their education. In 2015, the Schlesinger family is being honored by Portland State University with an award at the Simon Benson Dinner for their philanthropic work in the Portland community. The Schlesinger Family Foundation is committed to making a positive difference in our community.

For foundation inquiries please use the following contact information:

Schlesinger Family Foundation
610 SW Alder, Suite 1221
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 223-4128

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Schlesinger Family Foundation Contributions

  • Albertina Kerr
  • Alzheimer Association
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Black Parent Initiative
  • Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Washington
  • Brody Borlaug Foundation
  • CASA for Children, Inc.
  • Cedar Sinai, Robison Jewish Health Center
  • Children's Trust Fund of Oregon
  • Creative Advocacy Network
  • Doernbecker Children’s Hospital
  • Dress for Success
  • Gales Creek Camp for Diabetic Children
  • Girl Scouts, USA
  • Gladstone School District
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Innovation Partnership
  • Israel Children’s Center
  • Jack, Will & Rob Kids Foundation
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
  • JDRF Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Kittelson Education Trust
  • Komen Foundation - Portland Race for the Cure
  • Lake Oswego School Foundation
  • Legacy Health Systems:
    o Good Samaritan/Diabetes Research
    o Randall Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Lincoln High School Foundation
  • Loaves & Fishes Center
  • Marathon Education Partners
  • New Avenues for Youth
  • Oregon Chiefs of Police
  • Oregon Children’s Foundation
  • Oregon Children’s Theatre
  • Oregon Coast Aquarium
  • Oregon Food Bank
  • Oregon Health & Science University – Endowed Scholarship, Foundation, and Doernbecker Hospital
  • Oregon Humane Society
  • Oregon Independent College Found.
  • Oregon Jewish Museum and Holocaust Resource Center
  • Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Found.
  • Oregon Wildlife Federation
  • Oregon Youth Soccer Foundation
  • Oregon Zoo Foundation
  • p:ear
  • Pioneer Courthouse Square
  • Portland Center Stage
  • Portland State University
    o BWS Scholarship Fund
    o Simon Benson Awards
    o Real Estate Conference
    o Real Estate Scholarship
    o School of Business Building Fund
    o SOMA Eco District
    o Real Estate Breakfast
    o David Weisenburg Memorial
    o Urban Pioneer Awards Dinner
  • Project Youth Music – Moonstruck Family
  • Rising Stars Program/OMSI
  • Riverdale Foundation
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Schoolhouse Supplies
  • SMART - Start Making A Reader Today
  • United Cerebral Palsy Association
  • University of Oregon – School of Arts & Architecture
  • Virtuoso Dinner/Good Samaritan Diabetes Research
  • Washington Park Free Concerts
  • Water Watch of Oregon



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610 SW Alder, Suite 1221
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Phone: 503-223-4128
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