Justice Within Reach
Friday, May 31, 2019
5:30 – 11:00 PM

The Redd
831 SE Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97214

Do you have your outfit yet? Get ready for the social justice party of the year!

MRG Foundations’ signature event is coming up soon on Friday, May 31, 2019 at The Redd in southeast Portland.  Join us as we eat, drink, and dance the night away to raise funds for MRG Foundation’s grant-making pool, meaning more dollars toward social justice organizing.  This is an event you won’t want to miss — during times like this historical moment in which we find ourselves, we need each other and community more than ever.  On this night, we put on our party clothes and celebrate all that is joyful about our communities, reminding us of how far we have come and giving us a clear vision of the world we are working to create.

“I am so excited for this year’s Justice Within Reach event,” says Se-ah-dom Edmo, MRG’s Executive Director. “There are many organizations that do annual dinners, but Justice Within Reach is so much more. It is about building our community and lifting up the stories of our collective actions.  Together we are raising money for our grant pool and introducing new people to MRG Foundation.  I hope to see you there!”

Tables & Tickets on Sale Now

Tables and tickets are available online now — gather your friends together at the same table to support social justice in Oregon, or buy tickets individually. Every ticket includes dinner, dessert, dancing, and more fun than you’ve had in a while. Even better, know that your table or ticket purchase, along with every dollar raised at Justice Within Reach, goes to support our grantees across Oregon!

Sponsor Justice Within Reach!

This signature event has grown to something every participant looks forward to! It is an exciting celebration of social justice that highlights the work of MRG Foundation and our grantees throughout the state. This party is an event participants look forward to year after year. It is one of the few movement building spaces in the state where organizers, activists and allies cross issue lines and geography to put on their dancing shoes and enjoy each other’s company while raising funds for MRG grantmaking.

For the past 15 years, Justice Within Reach has uniquely brought together our grantee community, donor activists, civic leaders and movement-building organizations. As a result, our attendees reflect the racial, economic, and geographic diversity of our community. Through JWR, you will join community organizations and people working for change. By tapping into Oregon’s transformative social justice movement at this event, you will grow your visibility and presence among local philanthropists and community leaders.

We offer varied levels of recognition so that our supporters and donors get to know your business or organization’s work by association. MRG’s community is highly diverse, progressive, and conscientious. With an audience of nearly 10,000 people online, and the Justice Within Reach event of 350, your sponsorship gives you multiple opportunities to reach MRG’s community. Our events team and MRG staff are ready to work with you for a package that fits your goals and budget.

View our sponsorship details here and purchase your sponsorship online here.


Cynthia Adams
AIW Creative

Beneficial State Bank
Brink Communications
Center for Nonprofit Law
Columbia Bank
Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Education Northwest
Heritage Bank
Metropolitan Group
Meyer Memorial Trust
Madeline Moore
Multnomah County Health Department
Northwest Health Foundation
Oregon Community Foundation
Oregon Health Authority
Progressive Investment Management
Prosper Portland
Doug Stamm & Jackie Gordon
Urban League of Portland

Volunteers Make it Happen

MRG needs volunteers to help make our Justice Within Reach event a night to remember. Every day-of-event volunteer will receive a ticket to the dinner and afterparty. No matter what your previous experience or time limits, we have a job for you! Just fill out our volunteer interest form and we will be in touch.

Many thanks to this year’s Justice Within Reach Committee members who have been meeting since March 2018 to get ready for this signature event:
Monica Cho Brewer
Bobby Fouther
Liz Fouther-Branch
Pam McElwee
Maggie Rounds
Jeff Selby

And many thanks also to our terrific event coordinator, Emee Pumarega of EJP Events.


Contact Development Director Dena Zaldúa at [email protected] or 503.289.1517.

Can’t wait to see you there!