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News Release
New Avenues for Youth 20th Annual Steve Allen Comedy Show starring Jason Alexander - 09/23/21

Contact:                                                                                                                                 September 23, 2021
Lauren Eads, Director of Development and Communications


More than $550,000 raised for Portland’s homeless youth

at the 20th Annual Steve Allen Comedy Show starring Jason Alexander 


PORTLAND, OREGON: 09.23.2021 – On Wednesday, September 22nd, more than 300 community members attended in person and 250 virtually to the 20th Annual Steve Allen Comedy Show starring Jason Alexander, and raised nearly $550,000 for the Portland nonprofit New Avenues for Youth. The annual event, presented by Windermere Realty Trust, provides critical support for New Avenues’ programs for youth experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. Since its inception, the Steve Allen Comedy Show has raised more than $6.7 million. The Virtual Event Sponsor, Bank of America made it possible to live stream from small house parties and individual homes across the West Coast thanks to their generous support.

"Portland has too many young people at risk or experiencing homelessness,” said Todd Prendergast, Windermere Realty Trust President. “Windermere is proud to be a partner and supporter of New Avenues where young people can go to get the skills they need to be more self-sufficient. The organizations efforts to address the root causes of youth homelessness has had a huge impact in our community.”

Since 1997, New Avenues for Youth’s programs and services have impacted more than 30,000 homeless and at-risk young people as they work to overcome barriers, pursue their goals, and realize their potential.

“Windermere Realty Trust and the Windermere Foundation share our commitment to creating equitable access to education, employment, and housing, and reaching the most vulnerable in our community,” said Sean Suib, Executive Director of New Avenues for Youth. “Their generous support of this annual event and partnership with New Avenues continues to have a significant impact on our efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness, and we are truly grateful.” 

We could not have done this night without our generous sponsors including; Begonia Charitable Foundation, Greenbrier Companies, Joan & Brian Allen, Lucky Transportation Service, Nike, Propel Insurance, TMT Development, Breakaway Bookkeeping & Advising, Cambia Health Solutions, Coca-Cola, Elisa & Mitch Hornecker, KGW, Legacy Health, NW Natural, The Standard, Pat & Tony Trunzo, UBS Financial Services, US Bank, Brown & Brown Northwest, City Of Portland, Alan & Katharine Cahn, Ashley Campion & Matt Semler, Colas Construction, Jasmin Grace, Greenbridge Properties, Ferguson Wellman, First Republic, Herrig Family Foundation, Howard S. Wright, JGP Wealth Management, Beth Kellen, Keybank, Killian Pacific, Kilpatrick Townsend, Ian Lombard & Kristin Cornuelle, Sandi Mcdonough, Perkins & Co, R & H Construction, Rebellious, Underdog Lawyers, Sara & Scott Vanderhoff, Aimee Virnig, Washington Trust Bank, and Windermere Services.


About New Avenues for Youth

New Avenues for Youth is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and intervention of youth homelessness. Through our 21 programs ranging from support of basic needs such as meals and counseling, to providing opportunities for education, job training, employment, and housing, we meet youth where they are—and help them get where they want to go. For more information, go to

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