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9th Annual Make It Your Business Luncheon Recap

ChildInst Luncheon AW133 mediumOn Thursday, May 18, 300 early childhood advocates, educators, business leaders, and friends attended Children’s Institute’s Make It Your Business Luncheon at the Portland Art Museum. More than $153,000 was raised to continue our advocacy for strategic investments in early education and healthy development beginning with prenatal care.

Donalda Dodson, winner of the 2017 Alexander Award and executive director for the Oregon Child Development Coalition, spoke about the need for communities to come together to improve outcomes in maternal health and early education. “Nothing I have done has been done alone, but through committed team efforts,” she says.

Our keynote speaker, Professor Sean Reardon of Stanford University, delivered a timely and engaging presentation on education inequality. He said organizations like Children’s Institute that bring together “all aspects of the social safety net” have the best chance of changing children’s lives.

Oregon's Early Learning Opportunity: a data-packed slide show on what Oregon can do to help young children learn, thrive, and succeed.


Ready by 3rd: a slide show featuring kids and families benefiting from home visiting services, Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education, and preschool.

Keynote address from Professor Sean Reardon: Listen or download as a podcast

Download the presentation slides

Keynote address from Professor Sean Reardon: Audio slide show featuring presentation slides and photos


View our event photos on Facebook

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