Fundraiser Rescheduled to March 2021

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The Oregon Black Pioneers Board of Directors thanks you for your support and for purchasing a ticket to our March 2020 fundraising event. When we needed to reschedule the event for May 2, your support remained with us. Given the trajectory and uncertainty regarding the coronavirus health crisis, however, we have decided to cancel the May 2 event. We have been monitoring this crisis and listening to the recommendations and orders coming from the health professionals, the World Health Organization (WHO), and Governor Brown. We have heeded them. This is about protecting you, your families, and the broader public. Thank you for your understanding.

As we navigate this challenging and unprecedented time, we have rescheduled this important event, during which we will recognize and honor our Black elected officials, to Saturday, March 20, 2021 at the World of Speed Motorsports Museum. Our guest speaker will remain Dr. Miles Davis. We hope that you will mark your calendar and attend.

We greatly appreciate your support, and we understand that your schedule may or may not accommodate the new date of Saturday, March 20, 2021. Therefore, we are offering the following options:

  1. If you would like to use your ticket to attend next year’s event, you do not need to do anything further.
  2. If you purchased your ticket online and you would like a refund of the ticket price, please send email so stating to, and we will work with Eventbrite to process your refund. (Eventbrite’s processing fee is not refundable.)
  3. If you paid for your ticket by check and you would like a refund, please contact
  4. If you would like the price of your ticket to be considered a donation to Oregon Black Pioneers, please send email so stating to If you decide later that you can attend our March 2021 event, you would buy a ticket to the event next year. Oregon Black Pioneers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your donation will be tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. We will be grateful for your donation, and we will use it to support our mission of researching, recognizing, and commemorating the culture and heritage of African Americans in Oregon.

Thank you for your flexibility and your generous support of Oregon Black Pioneers. We look forward to celebrating Oregon’s Black elected officials with you next year!

With warm regards,Willie B. Richardson, President
Oregon Black Pioneers


As a volunteer & former board member of Oregon Black Pioneers I support the organization with web and technical advice.