Making a Difference for Charities

- One Piece of Art at a Time -



PPA International Awards

Mike was pleased to receive two awards from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) International Print Competition in 2013 for his photographic art titled, Sanctuary and Wind Power. These awards were covered in local newspapers in West Linn, Oregon and Newport, Oregon. The Wind Power image also was selected for the PPA Loan Collection and it was published in the 2013 PPA Loan Collection Book by Marathon Press.





Professional Photographers Magazine

Mike's Wind Power Photograph was featured in the March 2014 issue of the Professional Photographers Magazine. The Wind Power image is displayed in the slider on the Home Page of this web site and the image was selected for the International 2013 Loan Collection during the International Print Competition held by the Professional Photographers of America in 2013.





Jerry Aucker Memorial Award

Mike and Lori have been members of the Portland Metropolitan Photographers Association (PMPA) for several years. Jerry Aucker was one of the founders of the organization and he also made it a practice of supporting charities through his photography. Jerry passed away but his memory lives on with the Jerry Aucker Memorial award and the Andersons were the first recipients of this award at the PMPA Awards Banquet in December 2013. The award was presented to them by Jerry's widow, Gloria Aucker and Mike and Lori plan to continue helping charities through their photography just as Jerry Aucker did. Our community lost a wonderful man with the passing of Jerry Aucker.



Our Mission


Tough economic times hurt everyone but they especially hurt charities and their ability to raise funds. Corporate and private giving is down or has been postponed until the economy improves. We created this site to help charities through donations of our fine art. It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. We like to think that the right picture, in the form of a donation to a charity, can be worth a thousand dollars.

This web site was created with charities and fund raising in mind. All of the fine art displayed on this web site is available for donation to qualifying charities by Michael Anderson and Lori Anderson. Priority is given to charities operating in the Pacific Northwest for the benefit of children. We have a good record of helping charities and our support will continue in the future.

Donation Requirements

  • Qualifying charities must provide proof of a 501(c)(3) determination by the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Donations of framed fine art are limited to the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area.
  • Charity auction items are subject to a minimum reserve price depending on the size of the piece.
  • We reserve the right to withhold our support to a charity and to modify these terms at any time.
  • Priority is given to charities that provide services and support of children in need.