The North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce has recognized our very own CEO, Aaron Goff, as the 2023 Joseph Krumm Humanitarian of the Year. This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community service and philanthropy, benefiting Clackamas County.
The Joseph Krumm Humanitarian of the Year award is dedicated to honoring one recipient every year who has a proven record of outstanding, long-term service in the community. The nominees for this award commit their personal time, talent, or resources for the betterment of others, and exhibit leadership skills by coordinating volunteer efforts, fundraising, planning events, or implementing programs and services that have a positive impact on the community.
In 2023, Aaron went above and beyond by plunging over 25 times within 25 hours in the Willamette River and emerged as the top fundraiser for the Special Olympics Polar Plunge. His involvement inspired other credit union employees and vendors to support the Plunge, further raising funds and awareness for this important cause. In total, the credit union raised over $70,000 for Special Olympics Oregon.
As the leader of Embold, Aaron has fostered a philanthropic culture and inspired others to contribute to our community. His commitment to improving the lives of others has motivated many within the organization to become more involved and engaged in community organizations including Project 48, Clackamas Repertory Theatre, the Clackamas Service Center, and Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine.
“It is such an honor to receive this award for doing what is so close to my heart,” says Aaron. “I’m thankful for the dedication of our team at Embold to improving lives in local communities—and grateful that we can come alongside other chamber partners to make a meaningful difference.”
Aaron currently holds the position of Board Chairman and President at Exceed Enterprises, a non-profit organization in Clackamas County that provides support to individuals with diverse abilities. His commitment to this organization has been unwavering, and he has made a significant difference in the lives of those he serves.