Heart of Gold event raises more than $495,000 for Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children

February 16, 2015

Pat Budo congratulates Joe WestonThis year’s Providence Child Center Heart of Gold Dinner was a wonderful evening full of heartwarming tributes and an outpouring of generosity to help every child grow and flourish. Thursday’s event raised more than $495,000 for Providence’s Center for Medically Fragile Children to support the life enriching programs and therapies that help these children reach their fullest potential.

Portland real estate developer and philanthropist Joe Weston was honored with the evening’s Heart of Gold Award for his efforts to provide children with the foundation needed to meet their fullest potential. A video presentation at the event highlighted his commitment to giving back through the OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation, administered through The Oregon Community Foundation. Sales of his properties are put back into community organizations and his generosity has touched more than 400 non-profit organizations last year, including Providence Child Center.

Past Heart of Gold Award recipient and Portland Trail Blazers legend Bill Schonely was master of ceremonies and shared stories of the inspirational children at the Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children.