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Cascade AIDS Project

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Cascade AIDS Project

208 SW 5TH AVE

Portland, Oregon,97204

United States

Company Description

For more than three decades, CAP has earned its place as an established part of the community and a leader in the fight against HIV, garnering local trust and national respect. Our mission is to prevent HIV infections, support and empower people living with ...more

Background Information

Employment History

Vice President of Diversity

American Red Cross


Vice President

Bruner Strategies


Chief Executive Officer

Susan G. Komen Oregon


Division Vice President, Humanitarian Services,

American Red Cross


Executive Director

CAP Companies Inc


Vice President, Corporate Diversity

American Red Cross


Affiliations

Texas AIDS Network

Founding Board Member


City of Portland

Board Member


Chalkboard Project

Citizens' Corps Member


The Junior League of Portland

Board Member


Dharma Rain Zen Center

Postulant and Fundraising Manager


Governor Kulongoski

Member of Transition Team


Education

Leadership Portland


B.A.

Abilene Christian University


M.A.

Stephen F. Austin State University


master's degree

Clinical Psychology

Cornell University


Web References(168 Total References)


Brainstorm NW - Survival of the Poorest

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Thomas Bruner, a consultant who works with CAP, says the organization feels the pinch when new groups come to the fore.
"It's more competitive than it's ever been, which means it's just harder to get your message heard and your brand recognized through the clutter," Bruner says. "You have to work harder, spend more money differentiating yourself. It's been an enormous challenge over last decade." One of the reasons for the proliferation is the relative ease of nonprofit set up, Bruner says. Bruner says he hears complaints from funding organizations about the huge number of nonprofits requesting money, but he says, "Somebody's writing these checks to get these groups off the ground initially, so they can't turn around and complain about the nonprofit sector being so glutted. I've said to many donors, 'Well, I don't disagree, but you have birthed this monster...Some of these groups would never have gotten further than the kitchen table if you had not funded them to begin with.'" He and other directors of established nonprofits say newcomers would do well to merge with existing groups rather than forming their own. Bruner says new causes often upstage older ones. Some come into vogue because they are true crises; sometimes, they simply capture the imagination of the media and donors alike, he says. "The world is full of important issues, but we have a short-term attention span. We love to rally our troops to fight the battle, get the victory and then move on. It's harder for us to dig in for the long haul; we get excited, but then we get bored." The "in" issues, aside from natural disasters in recent years, have been breast cancer, and more recently, methamphetamine, Bruner says. "That's the $64 million question," says Bruner. "There is a lot of discussion about that in the nonprofit industry nationally. And it makes sense: Over the next generation, we will see the single largest transfer of wealth at a time when the sum of indications is that the recipients of that wealth are not as civically engaged or as generous as their parents' generation." It's why nonprofits are reaching out to the younger generation now, hoping to groom them for a life of generosity, Bruner says. Bruner, of Cascade AIDS Project, says his group in the old days threw a slew of what he calls "Cast of thousands-Cecil B. DeMille" events, including a fashion show and a "black tie Oscar night thing.


Bruner Strategies - Do Great Work

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Thomas Bruner
From CEO of a scrappy start up in Texas, to Vice President with the nation's largest humanitarian organization in Washington, D.C., to volunteer at a Buddhist temple in Portland, Oregon, Thomas Bruner has been helping businesses and organizations do great work for decades. Across the country, Bruner has successfully built and repaired complex organizations and foundations, mobilized communities to effectively respond to urgent issues and needs, and marshaled the resources of the public, private and social sectors. A nationally-recognized leader, Bruner brings a wealth of experience to his work, including 25 years of executive-level organizational leadership, numerous awards and recognition, an impressive portfolio of civic volunteer engagement, a master's degree in Clinical Psychology, and a diversity management certificate from Cornell University. Bruner doesn't just teach, coach, write or study diversity, development and leadership. He's done it. Led it. Built it. Accomplished it. Successful Bruner has concrete, measurable and practical results to show for how he's advanced diversity, development and leadership in multiple organizations. Broad-Based From CEO at a scrappy start-up, to a Vice President with the nation's largest humanitarian organization, to a volunteer at a Buddhist temple, Bruner has worked with a wide array of organizations. Bruner has been honored with multiple awards and recognition from his peers and the community at large. Strategic Bruner is a big-picture strategist and a systems thinker - gifted in seeing how the parts connect to, influence, and shape the whole. Forward-Thinking Bruner is creative, innovative, and skilled at seeing beyond the task at hand to where organizations are heading, and where they need to go. Results-Focused Bruner focuses on outcomes and results. He understands the difference between process and results, and outputs and outcomes. Engaging Bruner is an exceptional presenter, speaker and facilitator - energetic, engaging, humorous and motivating. Thomas Bruner has been on the front lines of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion for decades. More than just good social policy, Bruner approaches diversity as a business imperative in an increasingly diverse, multicultural world - key to being relevant, effective and competitive. Bruner works with organizations to develop cultural competency - going beyond diversity training by embedding concepts of equity and inclusion into the way they do business at every level. He offers individually-tailored strategies for each client in the following areas: Thomas Bruner has helped organizations across the country raise hundreds of millions of dollars to advance their missions and change the world. With decades of experience as a CEO, foundation executive, Board member, volunteer and donor, Bruner brings a strategic, donor-centric, results-oriented approach to organizations on all points of the development continuum. Bruner helps organizations assess their current development efforts, and create or refine their strategies and programs for greater fundraising success. He offers individually-tailored strategies for each client in the following areas: Bruner also helps organizations develop the tools and systems necessary for effective fundraising, including: Thomas Bruner has helped businesses and organizations across the country successfully adapt to change. With decades of experience as a CEO, foundation executive, Board member and volunteer, he understands the opportunities and challenges that come with change. "Thomas Bruner is a big thinker. While at Komen, he was a fierce advocate for the Latina Initiative. His leadership secured the donation of over 2,400 mammograms, follow-up diagnostic care, and cancer treatment for uninsured Latinas through Kaiser Permanente Northwest. Thomas excels at leveraging relationships and resources to accomplish a goal." "As Vice President of Diversity at the American Red Cross, Thomas was an innovative and passionate leader. "I've known Thomas Bruner for over 25 years, working with him in many capacities. Thomas brings thoughtfulness and passion to all his work. "I have worked with and have been witness to the dedicated work of Thomas Bruner for the past 18 years. Thomas has a unique and remarkable skill in optimizing organizational alignment and outcome strategies, getting the entity - and the individuals from top leadership to volunteer level - to focus and actualize their mission and business goals." "Thomas Bruner brought diversity to American Red Cross in every way. He insured that we benefited from a thorough understanding of diversity practices, and the positive bottom-line impact of their implementation. As a fundraiser, Thomas was exceptional in helping Board members identify and leverage their connections on behalf of our organization. "At Cascade AIDS Project, Thomas Bruner transformed a grassroots organization into a strong, highly-respected nonprofit - and diversified its reach to underserved communities. At Susan G. Komen Thomas personally secured $1 million in state funds for breast cancer screening. His commitment to access and political savviness benefited thousands of women. Working with Thomas has been inspirational and fulfilling. "I've worked with Thomas Bruner for years. He's a smart, strategic, innovative and visionary leader. He's also an accomplished fundraiser, leading Cascade AIDS Project, Red Cross and Susan G. Komen to greater fundraising success. And Thomas is a champion for diversity. "In every interaction I had with Thomas Bruner, I experienced a refreshing and rare combination of a results-oriented team member and a warm-hearted leader. Thomas brings passion and compassion into everything he does, while also weaving humor and fun into it all. Whenever I'd look at my calendar and see a meeting with Thomas, I knew it was going to be a great day." "Thomas Bruner is a great advocate, connector, leader and fundraiser. "Thomas Bruner is a visionary, innovator and thought leader. "As our Vice President, Thomas Bruner pulled together an exceptionally diverse group of smart, accomplished, strong-willed leaders across the Northeast into a team. Together, we reduced our large operating deficit by 60%, exceeded our nationally-assigned fundraising target of $17 million, strategized and innovated across state boundaries, and became a model for other divisions nationally. During a time of extraordinary change at Red Cross, Thomas led with creativity, consensus-building and, when appropriate, the ability to make tough decisions." "Thomas Bruner is a man of instinctive generosity and integrity. He has a wealth of ideas and energy and genuinely loves to make the world a better - and more efficient - place. Thomas brought new energy and ideas to our temple's stalled fundraising campaign. "Thomas Bruner is one of the most accomplished and inspirational leaders I know. He stands out not only for his vast range of experience, but for his pragmatic approach. Thomas is a visionary who knows how to make things happen, turning around stagnant and troubled organizations and growing them into thriving community resources. "Thomas Bruner brings passion, dedication and commitment to everything he does. In Fort Worth, he was an amazing community force, building bridges and easing fears and stereotypes as he grew AIDS Outreach Center into a highly-respected and powerful organization. Thomas went on to successfully tackle other challenges across the country. Thomas led our efforts to identify and remedy institutional barriers that were impacting our work with communities of color. "Thomas was extremely effective in helping Dharma Rain manage our capital campaign. He provided board and staff training, developed individualized donor portfolios, and built systems for reporting and tracking. He coached, cheer led and prodded through a deft combination of enthusiasm, patience, focus and accountability. Thomas helped change our culture around fundraising. "I called on Thomas Bruner regularly to facilitate one of our most challenging break-out sessions at Leadership Fort Worth's annual conference - and it was consistently successful. "Thomas Bruner is a champion of equity. At Cascade AIDS Project, he forged an innovative partnership with African American churches. At Red Cross, he created programming to improve cultural competence. At Susan G. Komen, he launched programs to tackle disparities in Latinas, and expand prevention for African Americans. Thomas has also successfully diversified Boards, staff and volunteers at every organization he has led." "Thomas Bruner is exceptional. He mobilized our conservative metropolitan region around HIV and LGBT rights with skill, savvy and diplomacy. He transformed an all-volunteer organization into a sophisticated, influential multi-million dollar agency. Thomas has great people skills, and a talent for engaging others in working toward a shared vision." "I hold tremendous respect and admiration for Bruner. His commitment to equity greatly enhanced our organization's cultural competence. His courage, creativity, and dynamic leadership inspired, nurtured and mentored me. I grew as a person and a professional working with Thomas. "Thomas Bruner galvanizes those with whom he works. He took struggling organizations like Cascade AIDS Project and Susan G. Komen Oregon and catapulted them to the forefront. Thomas is successful due to his intelligence, passion and ability to tell the story of his organization. To have Thomas on your team ensures success, engagement, enthusiasm, creative fundraising, and the straight ride to the top - whatever the field."


Bruner Strategies - Do Great Work

brunerstrategies.com [cached]

Thomas Bruner
From CEO of a scrappy start up in Texas, to Vice President with the nation's largest humanitarian organization in Washington, D.C., to volunteer at a Buddhist temple in Portland, Oregon, Thomas Bruner has been helping businesses and organizations do great work for decades. Across the country, Bruner has successfully built and repaired complex organizations and foundations, mobilized communities to effectively respond to urgent issues and needs, and marshaled the resources of the public, private and social sectors. A nationally-recognized leader, Bruner brings a wealth of experience to his work, including 25 years of executive-level organizational leadership, numerous awards and recognition, an impressive portfolio of civic volunteer engagement, a master's degree in Clinical Psychology, and a diversity management certificate from Cornell University. Bruner doesn't just teach, coach, write or study diversity, development and leadership. He's done it. Led it. Built it. Accomplished it. Successful Bruner has concrete, measurable and practical results to show for how he's advanced diversity, development and leadership in multiple organizations. Broad-Based From CEO at a scrappy start-up, to a Vice President with the nation's largest humanitarian organization, to a volunteer at a Buddhist temple, Bruner has worked with a wide array of organizations. Bruner has been honored with multiple awards and recognition from his peers and the community at large. Strategic Bruner is a big-picture strategist and a systems thinker - gifted in seeing how the parts connect to, influence, and shape the whole. Forward-Thinking Bruner is creative, innovative, and skilled at seeing beyond the task at hand to where organizations are heading, and where they need to go. Results-Focused Bruner focuses on outcomes and results. He understands the difference between process and results, and outputs and outcomes. Engaging Bruner is an exceptional presenter, speaker and facilitator - energetic, engaging, humorous and motivating. Thomas Bruner has been on the front lines of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion for decades. More than just good social policy, Bruner approaches diversity as a business imperative in an increasingly diverse, multicultural world - key to being relevant, effective and competitive. Bruner works with organizations to develop cultural competency - going beyond diversity training by embedding concepts of equity and inclusion into the way they do business at every level. He offers individually-tailored strategies for each client in the following areas: Thomas Bruner has helped organizations across the country raise hundreds of millions of dollars to advance their missions and change the world. With decades of experience as a CEO, foundation executive, Board member, volunteer and donor, Bruner brings a strategic, donor-centric, results-oriented approach to organizations on all points of the development continuum. Bruner helps organizations assess their current development efforts, and create or refine their strategies and programs for greater fundraising success. He offers individually-tailored strategies for each client in the following areas: Bruner also helps organizations develop the tools and systems necessary for effective fundraising, including: Thomas Bruner has helped businesses and organizations across the country successfully adapt to change. With decades of experience as a CEO, foundation executive, Board member and volunteer, he understands the opportunities and challenges that come with change. "Thomas Bruner is a big thinker. While at Komen, he was a fierce advocate for the Latina Initiative. His leadership secured the donation of over 2,400 mammograms, follow-up diagnostic care, and cancer treatment for uninsured Latinas through Kaiser Permanente Northwest. Thomas excels at leveraging relationships and resources to accomplish a goal." "As Vice President of Diversity at the American Red Cross, Thomas was an innovative and passionate leader. "I've known Thomas Bruner for over 25 years, working with him in many capacities. Thomas brings thoughtfulness and passion to all his work. "I have worked with and have been witness to the dedicated work of Thomas Bruner for the past 18 years. Thomas has a unique and remarkable skill in optimizing organizational alignment and outcome strategies, getting the entity - and the individuals from top leadership to volunteer level - to focus and actualize their mission and business goals." "Thomas Bruner brought diversity to American Red Cross in every way. He insured that we benefited from a thorough understanding of diversity practices, and the positive bottom-line impact of their implementation. As a fundraiser, Thomas was exceptional in helping Board members identify and leverage their connections on behalf of our organization. "At Cascade AIDS Project, Thomas Bruner transformed a grassroots organization into a strong, highly-respected nonprofit - and diversified its reach to underserved communities. At Susan G. Komen Thomas personally secured $1 million in state funds for breast cancer screening. His commitment to access and political savviness benefited thousands of women. Working with Thomas has been inspirational and fulfilling. "I've worked with Thomas Bruner for years. He's a smart, strategic, innovative and visionary leader. He's also an accomplished fundraiser, leading Cascade AIDS Project, Red Cross and Susan G. Komen to greater fundraising success. And Thomas is a champion for diversity. "In every interaction I had with Thomas Bruner, I experienced a refreshing and rare combination of a results-oriented team member and a warm-hearted leader. Thomas brings passion and compassion into everything he does, while also weaving humor and fun into it all. Whenever I'd look at my calendar and see a meeting with Thomas, I knew it was going to be a great day." "Thomas Bruner is a great advocate, connector, leader and fundraiser. "Thomas Bruner is a visionary, innovator and thought leader. "As our Vice President, Thomas Bruner pulled together an exceptionally diverse group of smart, accomplished, strong-willed leaders across the Northeast into a team. Together, we reduced our large operating deficit by 60%, exceeded our nationally-assigned fundraising target of $17 million, strategized and innovated across state boundaries, and became a model for other divisions nationally. During a time of extraordinary change at Red Cross, Thomas led with creativity, consensus-building and, when appropriate, the ability to make tough decisions." "Thomas Bruner is a man of instinctive generosity and integrity. He has a wealth of ideas and energy and genuinely loves to make the world a better - and more efficient - place. Thomas brought new energy and ideas to our temple's stalled fundraising campaign. "Thomas Bruner is one of the most accomplished and inspirational leaders I know. He stands out not only for his vast range of experience, but for his pragmatic approach. Thomas is a visionary who knows how to make things happen, turning around stagnant and troubled organizations and growing them into thriving community resources. "Thomas Bruner brings passion, dedication and commitment to everything he does. In Fort Worth, he was an amazing community force, building bridges and easing fears and stereotypes as he grew AIDS Outreach Center into a highly-respected and powerful organization. Thomas went on to successfully tackle other challenges across the country. Thomas led our efforts to identify and remedy institutional barriers that were impacting our work with communities of color. "Thomas was extremely effective in helping Dharma Rain manage our capital campaign. He provided board and staff training, developed individualized donor portfolios, and built systems for reporting and tracking. He coached, cheer led and prodded through a deft combination of enthusiasm, patience, focus and accountability. Thomas helped change our culture around fundraising. "I called on Thomas Bruner regularly to facilitate one of our most challenging break-out sessions at Leadership Fort Worth's annual conference - and it was consistently successful. "Thomas Bruner is a champion of equity. At Cascade AIDS Project, he forged an innovative partnership with African American churches. At Red Cross, he created programming to improve cultural competence. At Susan G. Komen, he launched programs to tackle disparities in Latinas, and expand prevention for African Americans. Thomas has also successfully diversified Boards, staff and volunteers at every organization he has led." "Thomas Bruner is exceptional. He mobilized our conservative metropolitan region around HIV and LGBT rights with skill, savvy and diplomacy. He transformed an all-volunteer organization into a sophisticated, influential multi-million dollar agency. Thomas has great people skills, and a talent for engaging others in working toward a shared vision." "I hold tremendous respect and admiration for Bruner. His commitment to equity greatly enhanced our organization's cultural competence. His courage, creativity, and dynamic leadership inspired, nurtured and mentored me. I grew as a person and a professional working with Thomas. "Thomas Bruner galvanizes those with whom he works. He took struggling organizations like Cascade AIDS Project and Susan G. Komen Oregon and catapulted them to the forefront. Thomas is successful due to his intelligence, passion and ability to tell the story of his organization. To have Thomas on your team ensures success, engagement, enthusiasm, creative fundraising, and the straight ride to the top - whatever the field."


Bruner Strategies – Do Great Work

brunerstrategies.com [cached]

Thomas Bruner
From CEO of a scrappy start up in Texas, to Vice President with the nation's largest humanitarian organization in Washington, D.C., to volunteer at a Buddhist temple in Portland, Oregon, Thomas Bruner has been helping businesses and organizations do great work for decades. Across the country, Bruner has successfully built and repaired complex organizations and foundations, mobilized communities to effectively respond to urgent issues and needs, and marshaled the resources of the public, private and social sectors. A nationally-recognized leader, Bruner brings a wealth of experience to his work, including 25 years of executive-level organizational leadership, numerous awards and recognition, an impressive portfolio of civic volunteer engagement, a master's degree in Clinical Psychology, and a diversity management certificate from Cornell University. Bruner doesn't just teach, coach, write or study diversity, development and leadership. He's done it. Led it. Built it. Accomplished it. Successful Bruner has concrete, measurable and practical results to show for how he's advanced diversity, development and leadership in multiple organizations. Broad-Based From CEO at a scrappy start-up, to a Vice President with the nation's largest humanitarian organization, to a volunteer at a Buddhist temple, Bruner has worked with a wide array of organizations. Bruner has been honored with multiple awards and recognition from his peers and the community at large. Strategic Bruner is a big-picture strategist and a systems thinker - gifted in seeing how the parts connect to, influence, and shape the whole. Forward-Thinking Bruner is creative, innovative, and skilled at seeing beyond the task at hand to where organizations are heading, and where they need to go. Results-Focused Bruner focuses on outcomes and results. He understands the difference between process and results, and outputs and outcomes. Engaging Bruner is an exceptional presenter, speaker and facilitator - energetic, engaging, humorous and motivating. Thomas Bruner has been on the front lines of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion for decades. More than just good social policy, Bruner approaches diversity as a business imperative in an increasingly diverse, multicultural world - key to being relevant, effective and competitive. Bruner works with organizations to develop cultural competency - going beyond diversity training by embedding concepts of equity and inclusion into the way they do business at every level. He offers individually-tailored strategies for each client in the following areas: Thomas Bruner has helped organizations across the country raise hundreds of millions of dollars to advance their missions and change the world. With decades of experience as a CEO, foundation executive, Board member, volunteer and donor, Bruner brings a strategic, donor-centric, results-oriented approach to organizations on all points of the development continuum. Bruner helps organizations assess their current development efforts, and create or refine their strategies and programs for greater fundraising success. He offers individually-tailored strategies for each client in the following areas: Bruner also helps organizations develop the tools and systems necessary for effective fundraising, including: Thomas Bruner has helped businesses and organizations across the country successfully adapt to change. With decades of experience as a CEO, foundation executive, Board member and volunteer, he understands the opportunities and challenges that come with change. "Thomas Bruner is a big thinker. While at Komen, he was a fierce advocate for the Latina Initiative. His leadership secured the donation of over 2,400 mammograms, follow-up diagnostic care, and cancer treatment for uninsured Latinas through Kaiser Permanente Northwest. Thomas excels at leveraging relationships and resources to accomplish a goal." "As Vice President of Diversity at the American Red Cross, Thomas was an innovative and passionate leader. "I've known Thomas Bruner for over 25 years, working with him in many capacities. Thomas brings thoughtfulness and passion to all his work. "I have worked with and have been witness to the dedicated work of Thomas Bruner for the past 18 years. Thomas has a unique and remarkable skill in optimizing organizational alignment and outcome strategies, getting the entity - and the individuals from top leadership to volunteer level - to focus and actualize their mission and business goals." "Thomas Bruner brought diversity to American Red Cross in every way. He insured that we benefited from a thorough understanding of diversity practices, and the positive bottom-line impact of their implementation. As a fundraiser, Thomas was exceptional in helping Board members identify and leverage their connections on behalf of our organization. "At Cascade AIDS Project, Thomas Bruner transformed a grassroots organization into a strong, highly-respected nonprofit - and diversified its reach to underserved communities. At Susan G. Komen Thomas personally secured $1 million in state funds for breast cancer screening. His commitment to access and political savviness benefited thousands of women. Working with Thomas has been inspirational and fulfilling. "I've worked with Thomas Bruner for years. He's a smart, strategic, innovative and visionary leader. He's also an accomplished fundraiser, leading Cascade AIDS Project, Red Cross and Susan G. Komen to greater fundraising success. And Thomas is a champion for diversity. "In every interaction I had with Thomas Bruner, I experienced a refreshing and rare combination of a results-oriented team member and a warm-hearted leader. Thomas brings passion and compassion into everything he does, while also weaving humor and fun into it all. Whenever I'd look at my calendar and see a meeting with Thomas, I knew it was going to be a great day." "Thomas Bruner is a great advocate, connector, leader and fundraiser. "Thomas Bruner is a visionary, innovator and thought leader. "As our Vice President, Thomas Bruner pulled together an exceptionally diverse group of smart, accomplished, strong-willed leaders across the Northeast into a team. Together, we reduced our large operating deficit by 60%, exceeded our nationally-assigned fundraising target of $17 million, strategized and innovated across state boundaries, and became a model for other divisions nationally. During a time of extraordinary change at Red Cross, Thomas led with creativity, consensus-building and, when appropriate, the ability to make tough decisions." "Thomas Bruner is a man of instinctive generosity and integrity. He has a wealth of ideas and energy and genuinely loves to make the world a better - and more efficient - place. Thomas brought new energy and ideas to our temple's stalled fundraising campaign. "Thomas Bruner is one of the most accomplished and inspirational leaders I know. He stands out not only for his vast range of experience, but for his pragmatic approach. Thomas is a visionary who knows how to make things happen, turning around stagnant and troubled organizations and growing them into thriving community resources. "Thomas Bruner brings passion, dedication and commitment to everything he does. In Fort Worth, he was an amazing community force, building bridges and easing fears and stereotypes as he grew AIDS Outreach Center into a highly-respected and powerful organization. Thomas went on to successfully tackle other challenges across the country. Thomas led our efforts to identify and remedy institutional barriers that were impacting our work with communities of color. "Thomas was extremely effective in helping Dharma Rain manage our capital campaign. He provided board and staff training, developed individualized donor portfolios, and built systems for reporting and tracking. He coached, cheer led and prodded through a deft combination of enthusiasm, patience, focus and accountability. Thomas helped change our culture around fundraising. "I called on Thomas Bruner regularly to facilitate one of our most challenging break-out sessions at Leadership Fort Worth's annual conference - and it was consistently successful. "Thomas Bruner is a champion of equity. At Cascade AIDS Project, he forged an innovative partnership with African American churches. At Red Cross, he created programming to improve cultural competence. At Susan G. Komen, he launched programs to tackle disparities in Latinas, and expand prevention fo


Thomas Bruner | All Classical Portland

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Thomas Bruner
Thomas Bruner A nationally recognized leader, Thomas Bruner has 25 years of successful experience building, growing and managing health and human service organizations across the country, and effectively mobilizing communities and policy makers around the issues and needs they seek to address. Before assuming multiple leadership positions with the American National Red Cross, Thomas was Regional Executive in Oregon, with responsibilities for the six Red Cross chapters in the state with 5,000 volunteers, 17 offices, 175 employees and $14 million in annual expenses. As the Executive Director of Cascade AIDS Project in Portland from 1998-2005, Thomas was responsible for turning that organization into one of the leading HIV/AIDS organizations in the Western United States. Thomas has held multiple civic leadership roles in Oregon, including Governor Ted Kulongoski's Transition Team, Oregon Government Ethics Commission, Portland Parks and Recreation Board, Junior League of Portland's Community Advisory Board, Nonprofit Association of Oregon's Steering Committee, Dharma Rain Zen Center's Fundraising Committee, and was a graduate of the inaugural class of Leadership Portland. Returning to Portland to lead the Oregon & SW Washington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Thomas brings valuable leadership and fundraising expertise to the Board of All Classical Portland.


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