Ernest Bloch II

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Ernie Bloch "brings more than two decades of experience in philanthropy and board governance to his work in advising corporations, foundations, individuals, families and not for profit organizations on strategic philanthropy, organizational networking and coalition-building and governance issues.

"Bloch's experience includes designing, implementing and directing corporate charitable giving and employee community involvement at NERCO, a PacifiCorp mining subsidiary. Bloch was instrumental in founding the PacifiCorp Foundation for Learning, and became its first Executive Director in 1989. The Foundation distributed grants over a six-state region that reached $3.0 million per year. He oversaw the growth of the foundationís permanent endowment to more than $40 million.

"Upon retirement in 2002, Bloch became Executive Director emeritus of the Foundation, and ex-officio Board member. He then founded Ernest Bloch, II, LLC, Philanthropy Counsel. The firm provides philanthropic advisory, strategic planning and governance consulting services to individuals, families, corporations, foundations and not for profit organizations. Blochís objective is to provide client donor a strategy for linking their values to lasting, measurable community benefit. Bloch has a special interest in assisting donors and organizational clients in organizing programmatic partnerships that allow them to leverage their resources to more successfully achieve common charitable goals.

"Bloch also assists organizational clients in designing and implementing fundraising and board development plans that will allow them to achieve their program mission and meet the publicís heightened expectations of non profit accountability. Bloch serves as a neutral facilitator of board discussions for organizational clients when governance conflicts or other difficult issues arise.

"Bloch continues to serve as a board member or advisor to a variety of not for-profit and charitable organizations including PacifiCorp Foundation For Learning (Board of Directors, Evaluation Committee and Advisor), Jubitz Family Foundation (Board Advisor)Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) (Board of Directors and Executive Committee), Providence Medical Center Foundation (Board of Directors), Multnomah Education Service District, (Chair. Resource Development Committee) and World Affairs Council of Oregon (Board of Advisors)." [1]

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  1. Advisory Board, The Pangaea Project, accessed July 27, 2007.