Portland, Ore., March 22, 2018 – Unitus Community Credit Union has announced it will be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 Portland Rose Festival.
This is the fourth consecutive year Unitus Community Credit Union is serving as Presenting Sponsor of the Portland Rose Festival.
“As a longstanding Portland institution dedicated to supporting hard-working youth in our communities, the Portland Rose Festival shares many common threads with our credit union,” said Laurie Kresl, Chief Marketing Officer of Unitus Community Credit Union and Rose Festival mentor. “The princesses are in for a one-of-a-kind experience and we are excited to be a part of it.”
Influential women from Unitus, including top executives, will provide one-on-one mentorship for the princesses.
Unitus mentors will give career advice, cultivate life skills and host a job shadow for their princesses, in addition to accompanying them on a trip to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital to tie blankets for patients later this spring.
As part of the sponsorship, Unitus will also host the princesses for a Financial Workshop preparing them to successfully navigate the budgeting demands they will soon face as they transition to college.
The workshop will take place in Unitus’ downtown Plaza location and will be led by Natalie Hough, Business Development Officer at Unitus.
The program will conclude on June 9, when one of the Princesses is crowned Rose Festival Queen.
Throughout the three-month intensive, Unitus mentors will witness the maturation of these young women and develop long-term friendships well beyond the close of the festival.
About the Portland Rose Festival
The Rose Festival produces a broad range of events that burst into bloom on Memorial Day Weekend, attracting nearly one million people from across the city and around the globe, and generating a total estimated economic impact of $65 million for the region’s economy.
Among the most visible events are Rose Festival CityFair, an urban fair in Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park that spans three weekends, and three parades including the Festival’s “crown jewel,” the all-floral Grand Floral Parade. www.rosefestival.org.