By Laura Emily | January 25, 2016

In November The Gunter Group (TGG) was proud to again serve as a corporate sponsor for The Dougy Center’s “Portraits of Courage” luncheon held at the Sentinel Hotel.   The purpose of this annual “friend-raising” event is to increase awareness and financial support for The Dougy Center which provides services to grieving children and families coping with the loss of a family member or loved one.

TGG Partner Ashleigh Gunter serves on The Dougy Center Board of Directors and invited her teammates to the event.  Most of our local team attended to offer support and hear personal stories of grief and triumph from people who have benefited from this unique organization.   TGG is very proud of Ashleigh’s work and involvement with The Dougy Center and we feel fortunate to participate on a professional and personal level.

“This was my second year attending the Luncheon,” said Sally Davey, “It’s such a meaningful event, and a nice way for our team to reconnect and show our support.   Ashleigh is a great leader and mentor; I think her work with TDC is very indicative of her generosity and willingness to help others and make a difference.  I’m really grateful to work for a company that recognizes its employees’ charitable endeavors and the importance of giving back to our community.  Looking around the luncheon I was struck by the energy, emotion and enthusiasm from TDC staff and Board members.  It felt good to know that Ashleigh and TGG have contributed to its growth and positive impact.”

More than 300 people attended the Annual Fall Fundraiser, and the event raised over $65,000 for programs to help grieving children and families.

The Dougy Center provides a safe place for children, teens, young adults and their families who are grieving a death to share their experiences.  They offer peer support groups and vast resources to ensure that everyone gets the help they need.  They also offer support and training to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief.  It is supported solely through private donations from individuals, foundations and companies. The Dougy Center does not charge a fee for its services.  Due in part to the success from this annual fundraiser, TDC can continue to provide support and training locally, nationally and internationally to build awareness and ultimately bring hope and comfort to those who are coping with traumatic loss and grief.

Please visit to earn about the work, mission and impact of this incredible organization.

About The Gunter Group

The Gunter Group is a management business consulting firm in Portland, Oregon, led by a team of experienced professionals with a track record of delivering practical consulting services. We provide operational and project-based consulting services that help our clients achieve tangible business results. We do this by pairing the deep experience with a “get things done” approach and energy from our associates. We are a results-oriented firm with experience across a number of industries including retail, healthcare, public sector, financial services, and manufacturing. Please visit for more information.