Friends of CFAF

Become a Friend of CFAF today, by making an annual contribution to help bring thought provoking new African Films and African film directors to Portland audiences free of charge. Entering our 28th year we are the longest running African Film Festival in the U.S.,  and we depend on your support to keep this important free community event happening year after year. 

While donations in all amounts large and small are welcome, to become a Friend of CFAF we ask for a minimum donation of $35 annually or $25 for students, artists and seniors.

Donate here today. You will be redirected to the Portland Community College Foundation’s secure donation site.

If you prefer to pay by check, please make your check payable to the PCC Foundation, earmarked “CFAF” or “Friends of CFAF,” and mail it to the PCC Foundation, P.O. Box 19000, Portland, OR 97280-0990.

As a Friend of CFAF you become an important member of the community committed to sustaining the Cascade Festival of African Films. Friends of CFAF will receive invitations to film preview parties, receptions for visiting film directors and other events during the festival season.

Your contributions to the Cascade Festival of African Films are tax-deductible. Thank you very much for your support of the Cascade Festival of African Films!

CFAF Endowment Fund

The CFAF Endowment Fund was created by Mary and Bob Holmström in 2010 to build a permanent foundation of support for the Cascade Festival of African Films.

In honor of the 30th Cascade Festival of African Films in 2020, we are raising $30,000 for the CFAF Endowment Fund. Thanks to the generosity of donors at the CFAF Gala and Fundraiser in November 2019, we have already raised $25,000. 

Please help us raise the final $5,000 to reach our goal of $30,000. Every penny donated to the CFAF Endowment Fund remains there to generate permanent funding for the festival to ensure that it will forever enrich the community and educate people about Africa through films by African film directors. 

How to donate: 

  • Online at (be sure to select the Designation “Endowment Fund – Long-term Festival Support”) 
  • By check made payable to the PCC Foundation (with “CFAF Endowment Fund” on the memo) and mailed to the PCC Foundation, PO Box 19000, Portland, OR 97280-0990. 
  • Make an estate gift by phoning Ann Prater, Executive Director of the PCC Foundation, at 971-722-4387. 

Donations in any amount are welcome and are tax deductible. 

Thank you for helping to provide permanent support for the longest-running African film festival in the U.S.! 





Mary and Bob Holmström

Matthew and Ella Essieh





Gloria Halper and Jay Moskowitz

Catherine H. Dembrow

Maureen Judge-Morris

Jackie L. Sandquist

Nancy M. Yuill

Tedla Gessesse

Mark Holman and Cinzia Corio-Holman

Steve Nakana and Rosalee Francis

John Nimmo and Shelly Stratton

Deborah and George Olsen

Rebecca and Ghermay Woldeab

Mary B. Yosses and Frederick H. Williams

WAREE (Women Artisans Resource Enterprise); Haoua Cheick Seip

Cecilia N. Lebbi

Beth L. Woodward

Susan E. Barnett

Wiley G. Barnett

Robert and Ellen Currey-Wilson

Veronica Dujon

Pedro J. Ferbel-Azcarate

Candice Goucher


Patricia W. Johnson

Richard L. Jones and Rolia Manyongai Jones

Grace Kuto

Andrea Lounibos

Taneisha D. Manning-Granville

Massene Mboup

Aaron M. McKee

Megan E. Phillips

Antoine T. Stoudamire

Baba Wagué Diakité

Karen M. Ward

Steve and Deborah Butzen

Matthew Chase

Audrey E. Coates

Claire Heacock

Shawn M. Jones

Kay Veda Pollack

Patricia Rumer

Barbara C. Travis