About Lilian Ongelungel

Lilian Ongelungel

As a communication professional with years of experience in the nonprofit world, Lilian (she/they) seeks to amplify and uplift voices from our communities. She graduated from the University of Portland, where she double majored in Organizational Communication and Spanish. Over the last decade, they’ve devoted their work to equity and access in the realms of education and healthcare, two causes they are especially passionate about. They’ve also been actively engaged in Pacific Islander communities in the Pacific Northwest through volunteering, cultural work and civic engagement.

Outside of her role with the Community Foundation, Lilian is an interdisciplinary artist whose art practice spans a wide array of media ranging from illustration to storytelling. She is also a proud Portland Trail Blazers fan and karaoke enthusiast.

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Recent Posts by Lilian Ongelungel

Celebrating and Supporting Our Black Communities: Odyssey World International Education Services

April 16th, 2021

If you need help with just about anything, chances are Karen Morrison will know how to point you in the right direction. As Founder and Executive Director of Odyssey World International Education Services (OWIES), Morrison knows the importance of cultivating genuine relationships and building coalitions.

The Beginning of Something Good

Morrison founded OWIES in Spokane …

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Celebrating and Supporting Our Black Communities: iUrban Teen

March 4th, 2021

It all started when Deena Pierott had a brilliant idea. After walking into the room as the only Black woman far too many times, she decided to do something about it. What began as a way to familiarize students of color—particularly Black and Latino males—with professional career paths in STEM fields has since grown into a multifaceted, national award-winning program that supports young adults from all backgrounds. 

Making Things …

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Celebrating and Supporting Our Black Communities: Om Thrive

February 12th, 2021

Day Bibb’s vision has always revolved around healing. In 2018, she founded Om Thrive, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to making yoga accessible for survivors of domestic violence. A growing body of research suggests a regular yoga practice supports the process of healing for a range of traumatic experiences.

A Healing Journey

Bibb ensures that students signing up …

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