Bridge Builders

Pledge your support for Friendly House!

Pledged giving is an important way to support Friendly House. Pledges allow you to make a more significant commitment than you might otherwise make through a one-time donation by spreading payments over a period of time. Pledged giving not only supports our mission, but it allows Friendly House to plan for the future.

There are two options for pledged giving at Friendly House: Bridge Builder Pledges and Monthly Giving.

Bridge Builders

A Bridge Builder pledge is a donation made in scheduled payments over three years at the $500 level or above. Less than $42 a month is all it takes to start supporting Friendly House in this essential way. Our Bridge Builders are at the heart of Friendly House. You’ll receive special recognition at events and in publications, a custom-designed lapel pin by local jeweler betsy + iya, and many special opportunities as befit key supporters of our organization.

Bridge Builder Annual Pledge Levels

Fremont Bridge: $10,000 & up
Broadway Bridge: $5,000–$9,999
Steel Bridge: $2,500–$4,999
St. John’s Bridge: $1,000–$2,499
Thurman St. Bridge: $500–$999

Each pledge amount is per year, for three years.

Many Rivers Monthly Givers

To be a part of our monthly giving program means you make a monthly commitment to support Friendly House at any level for a set term of your choice. In the often-inconsistent world of nonprofit donations, your recurring gift helps us to have income to rely on month after month. Monthly donors of any amount become one of our Many Rivers Monthly Givers, with access to ongoing information, opportunities and special recognition.

Becoming a pledged giver is simple.

If you would like to have your pledge charged to your credit or debit card visit our recurring donation page.

Complete the information on the page, including the amount of the periodic payment, the frequency of the payment and the number of payments. Enter your card information and submit the pledge. We will take care of the rest, including sending payment notifications and an annual summary of your support.

If you would like to make a pledge to pay by check or other method, or you have questions about becoming a pledged giver, email or call (503) 228-4391 and we can set up your pledge in a way that suits you best.

We thank our 2019 Bridge Builders and Many Rivers Monthly Givers—you are making a difference in our community every day!

Fremont Bridge

$10,000+ per year

Ruth C. Roth

Broadway Bridge

$5,000–$9,999 per year

Peter Michaelson & Sidney Perry

Steel Bridge

$2,500–$4,999 per year

Adriane Blackman
John & Joyce Evans
Michael & Heidi Funke
Regina Hauser & Chris Carson
Amy O’Neill & Larry Staver
Hank Swigert

St. Johns Bridge

$1,000–$2,499 per year

Jane & Spencer Beebe
Diane Boly
Eugene & Layton Borkan
Marlene Buckner
Cynthia & Gary Crose
Raymond Draskovich
Monique & Ryan Eldridge
Sarah & John Ferguson
Sam & Kathy Galbreath
Ellen Goldschmidt & Ron Dworkin
Karen & Frank Halvorsen
Nancy Hashimoto
David & Ann Kafoury
Ted & Debbie Kaye
Jill & Chris Kemper
Mary & Oscar Mayer
Theodore Nelson & Curt Shaffstall
Michael & Gloria Olds
Jan Pailthorp & Gordon West
Liz Schilling
Joan Shireman
Jerry Weigler
Miranda Weigler
Nancy Winter

Thurman Street Bridge

$500–$999 per year

Isaac Barrow
Tricia & Ron Bergman
Gregory & Jason Campbell
Mya Chamberlin
Lauren Foote Christensen & Dean Christensen
Leon & Careen Cieloha
Bob Clay & Susan Marmaduke
Kristol & Ben Cohn
Larry & Rebekah Dortmund
Dawnn & Doug Eikenberry
Misti & Russell Ernsberger
Wendy Hain
David Hawkins
Jennifer & Robert Hendrickson
Dan Hupala & Vanessa Bazzani
Delores & Trista Jolly
Denise Lafond
Aaron & Lana Lande
Debra & Gregg Lande
Helen Leong & Paul Wu
Jessica & Michael Marlitt
Ken & Jenny Martin
Mike & Susie McGinley
Susan & Greg Miner
Robert & Sandra Oberdorfer
Mary & Mike Perrault
Steve Phinney
Wilf & Mary Ellen Pinfold
Jo Prestwich & Steven Shea
Jean Rychlik
Jennifer & Tom Saunders
Natalie Schultz
Tom & Mary Ellen Showalter
Michael Simon
Dan & Maria Steffey
Susan Stone
Jake Warr
Jay & Mary Ann Watson
Stacey & Brad Weldon
Juliet Williams
Amy & Nancy Wood
Marianne & Noah Zuckerman

Many Rivers Monthly Givers

Recurring contributions at any level

Barbara Bernstein
Jesse Bontecou
William & Carol Greer
Martha Hamil
Bette & Dale Hess
Molly Holsapple
Jan McManus
Liz & Gernot Nowak
Joanne O’Connell
Selene Robinowitz
Charlotte Rubin
Jacqueline Tate
Dominique Vazquez
Carl Wilson & Evan Boone