Tony & Judy - Thank you!


We can’t thank you enough for joining us virtually for this year’s A Gathering of Good! Your support showed us just how much good there is in the world, and we’re so glad we had the chance to celebrate with you! Thank you for making the work of MFS possible and helping us keep our communities connected and safe.

Gifts are still coming in, but we are thrilled to announce that we EXCEEDED our goal and raised over $195,000 for our work in the community! We are so amazed by the generosity of everyone who gave last night – thank you!

If you missed the virtual agog, you can view the recording here:




AGOG - TiffanyAGOG - Hunger Relief CrewAGOG - MatildeAGOG - DruAGOG - Desiree

In the video featured at A Gathering of Good, the story of our amazing staff serving the community during Covid-19


Giana Harris (GGz Scruncheez), Ken Thrasher, Cheryl Edmonds (The Treat Fairies), and Barry Menashe

Eileen Johnson Community Award Recipients


Thank you to our amazing sponsors for making A Gathering of Good possible!

Premier Sponsor
Johnson Family Foundation

Catalyst Sponsors
Ferguson Wellman Capital Management
Point West Credit Union
The Standard

Innovator Sponsors
Blue Kangaroo Coffee Roasters
Brown and Brown Northwest
Franz Bakery
Green Drop Garage
Eva Kripalani & Kenneth Warren
Lane Powell
Jennifer & David MacNichol
McGee Wealth Management

Friends of MFS Sponsors
JD Fulwiler & Company Insurance
Multnomah County Commissioner Susheela Jayapal, District 2
Mutual of America




The Eileen Johnson Award

Eileen Johnson

An intelligent, compassionate and driven person, Eileen joined Metropolitan Family Service Board of Directors. She was an expert at encouraging involvement, helping others and ensuring that everyone, across age, cultural or socio-economic background, had the opportunity to succeed. She loved the mission of MFS.

Eileen Jonson loved gathering her friends together over good food and wine. But Eileen didn’t host just any dinner party. She invited people into her home to discuss important, if not provocative, social issues.

Eileen Johnson She was interested in hearing their perspectives, their ideas, their solutions. Sometimes opinions differed. Sometimes people got riled up. And yet, her discussions were always civil. Her friends loved them. They left Eileen’s dinners enlightened, enlivened, and impassioned to make a difference.

Eileen was in the midst of creating positive change when she passed away in 2005. 11 years ago, A Gathering of Good began a legacy to both honor Eileen and support the essential work of MFS.


Past Recipients of The Eileen Johnson Award 

  • Duncan Wyse
  • Jonah Edelman
  • Carla Piluso
  • Eileen Brady
  • Bill Stewart
  • Steve Patty
  • Cheryl Myers
  • Dave Johnson
  • Las Madres de Corazón
  • Age-Friendly Portland and Multnomah County