Celebrating the Power of Philanthropy
Fueled by philanthropy, OHSU's vision for Portland's South Waterfront gains momentum
This fall, the ongoing transformation of Portland's South Waterfront district shifts into high gear as construction crews break ground on the OHSU Schnitzer Campus. As the transprofessional campus takes shape in the years ahead, the 20 acres of Willamette riverfront just south of the Marquam bridge will regain its former status as a hub of industry and commerce. Gone are the mills, scrap yards and chemical plants that served Portland's shipping, timber and manufacturing needs a century ago. In their place, OHSU and its partners will build a symbol of Oregon's new way of doing business, where the raw materials are knowledge, creativity and – at the heart of it all – a spirit of collaboration.
When the right people come together at the right time, in the right place, in support of the right plan, extraordinary things can happen. In less than a year, the OHSU School of Dentistry went from developing a new vision for the future of dental education to breaking ground on a state-of-the-art facility at South Waterfront - an astonishing accomplishment. Meet the donors whose early investments are leading the way.
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