It is no overstatement that College Possible Oregon would not have been possible without the leadership and support of our founding board chair, Ken Thrasher, and his wife, Marta. Their commitment to education equity from cradle to career is unmatched. They both give their time, resources, and energy across the education continuum to ensure success for Oregon students.
Under Ken’s leadership, College Possible Oregon has grown from serving 130 students in four high schools to serving more than 1,600 students in 13 school districts across the state and at more than 100 colleges and universities across the country.
It’s hard to imagine doing this work without Ken, and we’re so grateful that we don’t have to. Although Ken is stepping down as our board chair, he is remaining on the board and will continue as the chair of our Investment Council, leading the way for the second phase of our Getting to Graduation campaign. Interested in learning more about our Getting to Graduation campaign–an effort to secure $2 million dollars to meet the increased needs of our college students? Reach out to Elena Hein at EHein@CollegePosssible.org
We had a wonderful time joining together at Portland State University for our Caps Off event in May and were so thankful to be able to gather in person to celebrate and thank Ken and Marta. Thank you to those who could join us, including Governor Kate Brown, Representative Jeff Reardon, Portland State President Stephen Percy, students, alumni, AmeriCorps members, board members, donors, volunteers, and our entire team.
Thank you, Ken and Marta Thrasher, for all that you have contributed to College Possible Oregon.
Special shout out to Fletcher Wold for capturing these photos for us.