Museum Chief Advancement Officer given fundraising award

The Portland Art Museum is proud to announce that Chief Advancement Officer, J.S. May, was nominated and selected for the “Allan Price Award for Distinguished Service to the Fundraising Profession” by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Oregon and SW Washington.

A seasoned fundraising and communications professional, J.S. has worked for a wide range of nonprofit organizations, including Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation at Oregon Health and Science University and Oregon Public Broadcasting. He has also served on the boards of the Portland Schools Foundation, the Creative Advocacy Coalition, and Cycle Oregon. Hired at the Museum in 2007 as director of development, at the beginning of the economic downturn, J.S. jumped into the vital work of fostering the sources of funding that would allow the Museum to fulfill and even expand its mission in the community while strengthening the institution’s financial stability.

He will be honored at the 30th Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon on November 7. The Allan Price Award was established in 2012 to recognize fundraising professionals who demonstrate exceptional skill and enthusiasm for their work, who pursue big ideas and successfully engage others in achieving them, and who inspire new levels of giving among donors, ultimately making Oregon and southwest Washington better through their efforts.

J.S. was nominated by Portland Art Museum Trustees Pat Green, Kathleen Lewis and Angela Snow.