Our donors, and the beneficiaries of their generosity, have stories to share.

Read their inspiring stories below:


Chris and Tom Neilsen

Chris and Tom Neilsen are longtime PCC supporters and co-chairs of the PCC Foundation’s Campaign for Opportunity. The couple owned Salem-based Nielsen Manufacturing Inc. before retiring to Portland nearly a decade ago.
Michael and Ruth Morrow sitting on the steps of their home.

Michael and Ruth Morrow

Michael Morrow worked at PCC for 17 years in various roles, but now is retired. His wife, Ruth, worked as an elementary school teacher in Lake Oswego.
Ric Getter seating with a computer in front of lighting equipment.

Ric Getter

Ric Getter has worked in IT and Media Production at PCC since 2006. Ric wants PCC students to succeed with fewer obstacles, especially when it comes to computers and technology.