March’s UN/SUNG: Aperion Management Group
The UN/SUNG Award is FM Civic’s way of recognizing community members who are making a #communityimpact around the region, not for accolades or show, but because they truly believe in making Central Oregon a better place for us all.
This month, we’re proud to honor and amplify the work of Aperion Management Group and CEO Katie Anderson 🥳
Katie is a shining example of leveraging business for the good of the community. And when we say “shining” we’re talking about the sunniest Central Oregon summer day on the lake kind of shine.
Katie started Aperion Management Group in 2008, with the philosophy of creating a more responsive and efficient management process for communities as a whole. Since then, she’s scaled an award-winning business that makes a real, meaningful impact in the communities it serves. This looks like investing time and resources into not only her growing team but to organizations throughout Central Oregon.
Today, in addition to being Aperion’s CEO, Katie is an executive member of the Bend Chamber board of directors and champions workforce development initiatives for youth.
Here’s a brief timeline that demonstrates Katie’s vision for building a company that leverages business for social good.
2014–Aperion launches Pay it Forward, an initiative that encourages their vendors to contribute to a selected charity in lieu of gifts during the holidays
2016–Aperion hosts the inaugural Farm to Fork charity dinner, raising $14,000 to support at-risk youth and job skills training
2017–Aperion awarded Bend Chamber Small Business of the Year
2018–Aperion grows to 25 full-time employees overseeing 50 community associations
2019–Aperion awarded a Gold Stevie Award by The American Business Awards
2021–Katie awarded Rising Star Award by Community Association Institute for her efforts in volunteer work with the CAI Central Oregon Chapter and CAI Oregon Legislative Action Committee
2022–Aperion hosts the fifth annual Farm to Fork Dinner and Fundraiser and raise over $100,000 for Heart of Oregon Corps
On June 2, Aperion and Mike’s Fence Center will host the sixth annual Farm to Fork Dinner and Fundraiser to raise money for Heart of Oregon Corps, whose mission is to empower youth and young adults through employment, job training, education, and service to Central Oregon communities.
Thank you, Katie, for showing up BIG for your community. In business and in service. 🤩
You can learn more about this year’s Heart of Oregon Corps fundraising events here.
About the UN/SUNG Awards
Every month, FM Civic presents an UN/SUNG Award to a person or group of people that are making a #communityimpact in the Pacific Northwest. Want to nominate an organization or individual that’s making a difference? Drop their name or website in the comments below!