Playing Our Part to End the Book Gap!


Early childhood development and literacy plays a major part of an individual’s life trajectory. It is very important for children to have the tools in order to develop important pre-reading skills and support early reading achievement. This is exactly what the Children’s Book Bank is able to provide to children in low income neighborhoods who might not otherwise have books of their own at home. They an organization that gathers thousands of new and gently-used books from the community and delivers books to children enrolled in programs conducted by organizations such as public schools and Head Start

The GrassHarper Foundation have managed to gather books to donate to this incredible cause and do our part in ending the book gap. If you would like to donate gently used books, click here. There are also other volunteer opportunities you can do to get involved! Check out The Children’s Book Bank for more information.




The Roll the Rock Challenge

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Summit Golf Foundation’s Annual Fundraiser- June 22, 2017

Join us in supporting Summit Golf Foundation at their annual Roll the Rock Challenge! Since 2011, SGF has worked with foster, low-income, minority, homeless, and otherwise underprivileged youth in the Portland- Metro area. All funds raised at this family-friendly event go directly back into the community. Come Roll the Rock with us!

Register here. Email for more information.

“Leave Your Hat On” Gala a Great Success!

The Grassharper Foundation is proud to announce that the “Leave Your Hat On” Gala event exceeded set goals and expectations. With over 130 guests in attendance we were honored to have so many close friends, supporters, and family making our dreams a reality. This year we raised over $21,000 and strengthened our relationship with a wonderful organization:

It is the mission of to provide a comprehensive and broad information gateway that improves knowledge, offers support, and connects cancer patients and survivors. The Grassharper Foundation is a strong supporter of early testing for cancer.

The Grassharper Foundation would like to give our heartfelt thanks for all of the supporters and donors. Your support helps us to continue towards our goal of supporting children, families, and community.

In addition, we’d like to give a quick update about Michael Jr. who is doing much better after his car accident the night of the event. Unfortunately, his car that he worked so hard on is totaled, but we are off looking for a new set of wheels.

Become a Sponsor or Make a Donation!

There are a number of  ways to support the Foundation at this year’s gala. In addition to purchasing tickets, there are many sponsorship packages available and we are accepting donations for silent and oral auctions. The proceeds will directly benefit children, families and communities.

Download the Brochure to Learn About Sponsorship Packages

Purchase Tickets or Sponsorship Packages

Donate Items to the Auction

Invitation & Press Release for 2012 Gala

2012 Invitation
Please join us September 29th at 5:30 pm for our 4th annual Dinner Gala & Auction. This year’s theme is “You Can Leave Your Hat On.”

Founder Michael E. Harper, former Portland Trail Blazer and Royal Rosarian, will make a special announcement at this year’s gala regarding the Foundation’s next steps that will impact tens of thousands of people on a national level.

Please attend to support us in leading the Grassharper Foundation into this area of deep need that impacts children, families and communities nationwide.

Learn More:
Download the Press Release
Download the Invitation
Purchase Tickets
Make a Donation

Announcing the Fourth Annual Grassharper Dinner Gala & Auction

The Grassharper Foundation invites you to join us for the Fourth Annual Grassharper Dinner Gala. The event includes an oral and silent auction to raise funds to assist children and families in our community.

When: September 29, 2012 – Doors open at 5:30 pm
Where: The Home Builders Association – 15555 SW Bangy Road, Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Cost: $55 single – $100 couple (includes auction and dinner)

To purchase tickets and/or make a donation, please visit:

For more information, contact Michael Harper: | (503) 221-3050

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