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Clark College Foundation’s Lisa Gibert honored at “Founding Mothers: Portraits of Progress” exhibit
Left to right, Archer Gallery Director Senseney Stokes, artist Hilarie Couture, and president Lisa Gibert

Left to right, Archer Gallery director Senseney Stokes, artist Hilarie Couture, and president/CEO Lisa Gibert, the evening’s honoree.

 

About 40 guests gathered early on a summer evening at Archer Galley to honor one of Vancouver’s trailblazers, Lisa Gibert, president/CEO of Clark College Foundation.

The August 5 reception featured portrait paintings by artist Hilarie Couture. The “Founding Mothers: Portraits of Progress” exhibit highlights 40 women, including Gibert, who have shaped Clark County.

“What started as a job, became a passion,” said Gibert, referring to her tenure at Clark College Foundation. “Working to help others flourish in our community gives me tremendous pride and satisfaction every single day.”

During 18 years of service at the foundation, Gibert has overseen projects that raised tens of millions of dollars for student scholarships, built buildings, and supported faculty and programs. “It’s been such an honor to do this work for our outstanding college,” she said.

Forty percent of the proceeds from portraits purchased during the event were donated to Clark College’s Archer Gallery. Sales from tickets to the event also benefited the gallery.

Left, Lisa Wright, daughter of Harriet Wilson, a former Clark College Foundation board member and community activist.

Lisa Wright, left, is the daughter of Harriet Wilson, who was a Clark College Foundation board member and community activist.

Sally Schaefer stands next to her portrait.

Sally Schaefer, a Clark alumna, stands next to her portrait.

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