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

Read their inspiring stories below:


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.
Pat Reese in front of an airplane at the aviation hangar on the PCC Rock Creek Campus.

Pat Reese

Pat and Michael Reese were married for 56 years. Michael was a local businessman, beginning his career at Standard Oil, and also a licensed pilot. After Michael passed away, Pat and her family chose to honor his legacy by creating opportunities for students who shared his passion for aviation.
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.