Oregon memorial service for former OHSU/UO leader Allan Price set for March 23 in Portland

03/07/12  Portland, Ore.

Family, friends and colleagues will celebrate the life of the late Allan Price, former OHSU Foundation president and OHSU senior vice president for advancement, at a public memorial at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23, at the Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave.

Price, who was 56, drowned Feb. 17 while vacationing with his wife in Mexico.

Price assumed his jobs at OHSU and the OHSU Foundation, OHSU's nonprofit fundraising affiliate, in 2008.

At OHSU, Price led a significant expansion of the institution’s fundraising efforts, helping secure some $400 million in private philanthropic support, a record achievement. Highlights of Price’s leadership include his key role in securing unprecedented philanthropic support for medical student scholarships; unique research programs in cancer, nutrition, neuro-oncology and genomics; and major capital projects, including the new OHSU School of Dentistry facility now under construction on OHSU’s Schnitzer Campus.

Prior to joining the foundation and OHSU, Price served as vice president for university advancement at the University of Oregon, where he led Campaign Oregon, the largest philanthropic drive in state history. Price helped raise $853 million for the university from 2001 to 2008.

Before coming to Oregon, Price served Arizona State University, his alma mater, as vice president for institutional advancement, where he was responsible for development operations and public affairs.

Price is survived by his wife and two sons.

About OHSU

Oregon Health & Science University is the state’s only health and research university, and only academic health center. As Portland's largest employer, OHSU's size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in the state. OHSU serves patients from every corner of the state and is a conduit for learning for more than 4,300 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to each county in the state.