Honoring the past, present and future of Michaels’ work!
Green Empowerment’s Board of Directors is excited to celebrate our founder and community leader Michael Royce through the creation of a fund honoring his life’s work. The funds will go to Green Empowerment projects to continue the important impact that Michael initiated in 1997 with the vision of an equitable and sustainable world where everyone has clean water, renewable energy and a healthy environment in which to grow and thrive.
At the end of this year, 19 years after founding Green Empowerment, Michael is retiring from the Board of Directors and will continue to support the organization as a volunteer, advocate and mentor. Please join us in celebrating the amazing work of Michael Royce and help us raise $70,000 to honor Michael Royce’s 70th Birthday and his inspiring commitment to social justice, environmental stewardship and community empowerment in Portland and beyond.
You might say that activism runs in Michael’s family.
Born to Henry Ruess, a Democratic Congressman from Wisconsin who was the author of the legislation that created the Peace Corps, and Margaret Reuss, a political, social and environmental activist and chair of the Economics Department at the University of the District of Columbia, Michael was raised with strong moral role models and always felt called to improve conditions for people who were less fortunate.
However, it took him a while to figure out exactly how to fulfill that call. Read more about Michael’s life work and pathway to founding Green Empowerment!
Thank you to everyone that attending the Michael Royce Birthday Extravaganza on Sunday, November 6th!
It was a great event honoring Michael Royce and his values, character and accomplishments while raising funds to continue the great work that he started when he founded Green Empowerment almost 20 years ago.