PORTLAND, Ore., Dec 18, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- U.S. Bank honored non-profit
organizations in Oregon and southwest Washington with a special luncheon in
November that recognized all of the groups that received U.S. Bancorp Foundation
grants in 2002.
A total of 195 organizations received more than $2 million in grant dollars from
the U.S. Bancorp Foundation in 2002. The event was attended by more than 160
people, which included representatives of U.S. Bank as well as organizations in
Albany, Ashland, Astoria, Beaverton, Bend, Central Point, Coos Bay, Corvallis,
Eugene, Grants Pass, Hillsboro, Hood River, Jacksonville, Klamath Falls, Lake
Oswego, La Pine, Lebanon, Medford, Monmouth, Newport, Ontario, Portland,
Rainier, Redmond, Roseburg, Salem, Sisters, Springfield, The Dalles, Tigard,
Vancouver, Williams, and Woodburn.
Joseph Otting, president of U.S. Bank in Oregon, welcomed the group, as did
Linda Wright, vice president of community relations and Barbara Smith, vice
president of community investment at U.S. Bank. The group then heard a keynote
address by Martha Richards with the Collins Group, who spoke on the timely
subject of current trends in fundraising.
"We're grateful every day for the contributions that these organizations make to
our lives and the health of our community," Otting said. "It's an honor for U.S.
Bank to have the opportunity to publicly thank them and recognize how valuable
they are to our region."
U.S. Bancorp, with assets in excess of $174 billion, is the 8th largest
financial services holding company in the United States. The company operates
2,133 banking offices and 4,680 ATMs, and provides a comprehensive line of
banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services
products to consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bancorp is home of the
Five Star Service Guarantee which assures customers of certain key banking
benefits and services or customers will be paid for their inconvenience. U.S.
Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at
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