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Portland Art Museum

When Tonkon Torp real estate lawyer Joe Voboril joined the board of trustees of the Portland Art Museum in 1992, he didn't expect that his involvement would last over 20 years. But his professional skills and personal commitment to the Museum have been invaluable as the institution embarked on a series of high profile renovation projects and the addition of new gallery spaces.

Joe served as vice chair of the board for almost 14 years and chaired the building oversight committee, guiding the Museum on projects totaling approximately $80 million. He now chairs the board's operations committee. In recognition of the thousands of hours of service Joe has donated, the Museum has named a gallery and a conference room in his honor.

"I didn't know a lot about art when I first joined the board, but with our firm's history of commitment to community service, I was ready to help in whatever way I could," says Joe. "Over the years, I have come to have a real appreciation of art as well an opportunity to meet others in the community who care about this cultural gem. This has been an experience that has changed my life."

Founded in 1892, the Portland Art Museum is one of the oldest art museums in the United States and a leading cultural institution in the Pacific Northwest. With a collection of over 42,000 objects, it serves 350,000 visitors annually.

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