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The fundraiser set for Saturday, April 23, will raise money for student scholarships.

PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Anissa Rodriguez studies at the PCC Sylvania Campus in 2019. The PCC Foundation will host a fundraiser on Saturday, April 23. Portland Community College Foundation will host its annual fundraiser, "Begin Again," presented by Comcast, both virtually and in-person on Saturday, April 23.

People are encouraged to tune in virtually at 5 p.m. or watch the recording at While in-person tickets are sold out, Golden Raffle tickets are available for $100 each; participants can win a $2,000 gift certificate to the Stephanie Inn at Cannon Beach. Tickets may be purchased at

PCC alumnus and host Ivan Hernandez and auctioneer Kelly Russell will take the audience on a journey of "beginning again." The event features student stories, college leadership and PCC Patron Award recipients Anne Naito-Campbell and former state Sen. Margaret Carter.

The foundation aims to raise $300,000 during the event to provide scholarships for PCC students.

This year, the PCC Foundation granted $2.2 million in scholarships to 1,550 students. Through fundraising for Begin Again, the foundation hopes to award even more students in need next year. Once again, the foundation plans to award a Comcast scholarship for the 2022-23 academic year through Comcast's $50,000 donation.

For more information on how you can support this event and PCC students, visit

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