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PCC Foundation selects Christina Kline as its next executive director

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The Portland Community College Foundation has a new leader.

Christina Kline has been named the PCC Foundation’s next executive director where she will work closely with the foundation’s board of directors to grow financial support for students and academic programs at the college. Kline has been at the foundation since 2016 and previously served as assistant foundation director and donor engagement manager. In those roles, she  supported the PCC Foundation’s first-ever comprehensive campaign, “The Campaign for Opportunity,” which raised more than $46 million for student success.

Christina Kline

Christina Kline.

“I look forward to working alongside our dedicated foundation board of directors and our talented staff to further support equitable student success,” Kline said. “I’m so grateful for our community of supporters who believe in our work and invest in our students’ lives.”

Kline has 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and with institutions of higher education. She has worked at Boys & Girls Aid, Linfield University, Arizona State University Foundation and Make-A-Wish America. She also serves as an adjunct instructor for nonprofit leadership at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College. Kline holds a master’s degree in nonprofit studies from Arizona State and a bachelor’s of science in mathematics and journalism from the University of Oregon. 

About the PCC Foundation:

The PCC Foundation is a nonprofit organization that enriches lives and strengthens the region through support of education at PCC. The Foundation’s vision is that all students in the region have access to an excellent education at PCC and the support needed to succeed, regardless of their ability to pay. A tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the PCC Foundation mobilizes private support for student scholarships and educational programs.

To find out more, call (971) 722-4382 or visit pcc.edu/foundation.

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