Boys & Girls Aid (Portland, OR)


  • Name:Dr. Suzan Huntington
  • Title:Vice President of Development

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Boys & Girls Aid
  • Address:018 SW Boundary Court
    Portland, OR 97239
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:5035422304
  • Main fax:5032245960

Organization Web

User Address

  • Address:018 SW Boundary Court
    Portland, OR 97239

User Phone

  • Direct phone:5035422321
  • Mobile phone:5035422321
  • Home phone:5035422321

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • Our stated Core Purpose is building connections for a lifetime to imrove the well-being of children in need.

  • Overview:
  • We advocate for children in need by providing safe, stable living environments and strengthening the roles of adults in their lives. The youth we see often have experienced a break with their caregiver, have broken attachments that have created a lack of trust or have needs to learn skills that help maintain relationships.

    Our goals as an agency are to meet a child’s immediate social, mental, emotional and physical needs while caring for their long term health by finding them a loving, caring adult that will be a lifelong connection. The latter is what we refer to as permanency and how we will measure our agency’s overall success with each child we serve.

    Our programs include the following:

    • Adoption services for both infant and children, including those children in foster care;
    • Adoption support for birth mothers and prospective parents;
    • Foster care placement (children aged 6 through 17);
    • Foster care parent recruitment;
    • Safe place shelter for youth which is the only facility in Washington County serving foster care children in transition and homeless and runaway youth (aged 14-17);
    • STEP (Stabilize, Transition, Evaluate Program) for children aged ten to 17 who are in the care of Oregon’s Department of Human Services (Seneca is part of this program).
    • Transitional Living Program for 16 to 23-year-olds who have no positive parental role models to help them take the steps into adulthood.

  • History:
  • In 1885, just two years after the transcontinental railroad reached Portland, members of the local citizenry founded The Boys & Girls Aid Society. With a stated purpose of “. . . improve(ing) the condition of the homeless, neglected, and abused children of the State of Oregon, and . . . reclaim(ing) criminal minors by means strictly non-sectarian in their character,” our founders set about alleviating the suffering of abused and neglected children.

    Since then, Boys & Girls Aid has helped children learn to make smart choices—and protected those whose choices have been taken away. Consistently leading in the provision of innovative programming for children, youth, and families in Oregon, we focus on:

    • strengthening the role of adults in children’s lives;
    • providing safe, stable living environments; and
    • advocating for the needs of Oregon’s most vulnerable youngsters.

  • Year established:1885
  • Endowment:Unknown

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Kris Gorriaran, President, Spring Health. Board involvement: Board President, Strategic Growth Task Force and Girl Power Advisory Committee.

    Ron Farnsworth, Executive Vice President, Umpqua Bank. Board Involvement:
    Executive Committee.

    Deana Freres, Owner, Freres Lumber. Board Involvement: Cherry Branch Auxiliary Board Member.

    Jim Harbolt, VP & Associate Counsel, The Standard Insurance. Board involvement: Vice President Board Development, Executive Committee and Corporate Sponsorship Task Force.

    Libby Hartung, Owner, Zelda's Shoe Bar. Board involvement: Executive Committee, and Girl Power Advisory Committee.

    Michael Kern, Owner, Kern AdVentures, Board Involvement: Board Member

    Jennifer Kinkade, VP Relationship Manager, West Coast Bank. Board involvement: Cherry Branch Auxiliary Board Member.

    Donald Klotter, Senior Vice President of Client Service and Marketing, Mazama Capital Management. Board Involvement: Corporate Sponsorship Task Force.

    Lisa MacKenzie, Owner, MacKenzie Marketing Group, Board Involvement: Board Member.

    Dawn McMaster, Director, IDI Sale and Marketing at The Standard. Board Involvement: Vice President of Philanthropy, Corporate Sponsorship Task Force and VP of Philanthropy.

    Mike Nyland, Owner, Williamsen & Bleid, Inc. Board involvement: Corporate Sponsorship Task Force.

    Gaylyn Sher-Jan, President, OnCourse Group, Inc. Board involvement: Vice President of Strategic Planning, Strategic Growth Task Force and Girl Power Advisory Committee.

    Tom Szambelan, President, Employer’s Overload. Board involvement: Vice President of Program Advocacy, Executive Committee and Advocacy Task Force.

    Jamie Shulman, President, Northwest Bank, Board Involvement: Board Member.

    Michael H. Balter, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Aid. Board involvement: Executive Committee, Secretary and all task forces.

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Michael H, Balter, President & CEO

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Suzan Huntington, Ed.D,
    Vice President Development

    Vera Stouli,
    MRA, Vice President of Operations

    Daniel Gerrone, CPA, Vice President of Finance/ CFO


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:93-0386791

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:930386791
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% BOYS
  • Organization Address:018 SW BOUNDARY CT
  • Organization City:PORTLAND
  • Organization State:OR
  • Organization Zip:97239-3939
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:April, 1945
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):030, 154, 179
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):School, college, trade school, etc., Health clinic, Other health services
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:September, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:September
  • NTEE Code:P300
  • Asset Amount:$8,527,315
  • Asset Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$4,999,924
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$4,775,197
  • Last Updated:2/19/2018 9:44:00 pm

This information is directly from the IRS Exempt Organization Business Master File at Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract. This information is not under the control of the Common Grant Application and is collected and compiled and can only be changed by the IRS.