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Bridgetown in the Community

2019 Recipient of the following two awards from the Portland Business Journal

  • Small Company Category: Corporate Philanthropy Award
  • Innovation in Corporate Philanthropy Award

We are thrilled to be recognized by the Portland Business Journal for our commitment to giving back to the community we love! Please take a moment to read the article from, The Portland Business Journal HERE

The 2019 Corporate Philanthropy Award was issued by the Portland Business Journal (PBJ).  138 companies submitted information to PBJ about their corporate philanthropy and 40 companies receive an award for being a top 10 company in their size category. The sole ranking criterion for the award was cash contributions to public-benefit nonprofit organizations based in Oregon or Clark County, Washington in fiscal or calendar 2018 as reported by the companies. Companies were classified into four size categories based on companywide revenue in 2018.  Bridgetown Wealth Management was in the small company category and paid no fee to participate. The award may not be representative of any future contributions by Bridgetown Wealth Management (BWM).  For more information contact BWM at 503-280-7155. 

All Hands Raised

Since 1994 All Hands Raised has advocated for excellent and equitable education for all students.

Our work is guided by the core value that all children and youth can be successful and contribute to thriving communities. 

As a member of the Board of Directors, Cole Mills, CFP® strongly believes in this organization's mission.  Check out a review of the 2019 Party with a Purpose, from the May, 2019 edition of Portland Monthly Magazine online. You might recognize a few faces in photo 6 of 11!

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Friends of the Children

In 1993, Friends of the Children opened its doors with three friends serving 24 children. Today, Friends of the Children – Portland has 50 Friends guiding, supporting and mentoring almost 500 children across the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area.

Their mission is to provide our most vulnerable children a nurturing and sustained relationship with a professional mentor who teaches positive values and has attainable expectations for each child to become a healthy, productive member of the community.

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Ethos is dedicated to the promotion of music and music based education for youth in under-served communities.

Founded in 1998, Ethos provides group classes, private lessons, summer camps and music outreach programs to over 7,000 youth across Oregon. Ethos has been named one of the top 50 after school arts programs by the President's Commission for the Arts and Humanities on 8 separate occasions.

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Rotary Club of Portland is an organization of local business and professional leaders dedicated to humanitarian service in everyday life, high ethical standards in business and professions, and promoting understanding and goodwill through community programs.

With 33,000 clubs and 1.2 million members throughout the world, Rotary has an extensive network of volunteers working locally, regionally, and internationally under the motto “Service Above Self”.

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Portland Business Journal Thought Leader Forum: Nonprofits and workplace giving

In their annual review of workplace giving and the overall health and importance of philanthropy in the Portland metro area, the Portland Business Journal invited Cole Mills, CFP® to participate in the 2019 discussion.

Giving back to the community that many of our team members grew up in, and now call home, is paramount to our existence. By continuously evaluating the role we play within Portland, we hope to evolve with, and provide as much benefit to the city we all hold so dear.  

The full discussion can be found in the link below. 

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Cole Mills, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, is a Financial Advisor offering Securities and Investment Advisory Services through Waddell & Reed, Inc., a Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC and a Federally Registered Investment Advisor.

Bridgetown Wealth Management is a name used by independent advisors associated with Waddell & Reed for marketing purposes.

This link is being used with the permission of the Portland Business Journal.  Waddell & Reed is not affiliated with the Portland Business Journal, their employees, or any of the other entities or panelists involved. Waddell & Reed is not responsible for unaffiliated third-party comments.  The content of the article is meant for educational purposes only and does not constitute a recommendation to take any particular course of action.  Please contact Cole Mills for additional information regarding any of the concepts he discussed.

Waddell & Reed is not affiliated with and does not endorse any third party organizations listed.  10/19