Senior Fellows Respond and Lead
Covid-19 Pandemic Response and Action in the News - Part 3

As leaders of nonprofits, small and large businesses, charitable foundations, governments and other organizations, many of our Senior Fellows are actively supporting and serving their communities during this challenging and uncertain time. We hope you will find the following stories of their great work as uplifting and inspiring as we do.

Below are just a few highlights we have seen:

The Dougy Center , led by Donna Schuurman (Class 8), has created a thoughtful tip sheet on Supporting Grieving Children and Teens During the Covid-19 Global Health Crisis, as well as creating an in-depth School & Community Toolkit with Covid-19 specific resources.

The Standard, with the leadership of and support of B ob Speltz (Class 18), has made substantial grants to support Covid-19 response and recovery. They are also making a donation to Feeding America for each appointment that is made with a retirement plan advisor through the end of May.

SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) , led by Chris Otis (Class 32), has continued to get books to children throughout the state despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Over 10,000 so far!

Cambia Health , with the leadership of Peggy Maguire (Class 24), has announced over $3 million dollars in funding will be given to support immediate Covid-19 response, with a focus on underserved communities and front line workers.

Prichard Communications and Mac's List , both led by Mac Prichard (Class 26), compiled and posted helpful lists of career and HR related resources and best practices for communications in times of crisis.

Oregon Community Foundation , led by Max Williams (Class 30), with generous support from community partners, has launched the Oregon Arts and Culture Recovery Program, to provide resources to the arts and culture organizations who have been adversely affected by the Covid-19 crisis.

Nike, with only two weeks lead time, created, manufactured and delivered vital PPE to OSHU to protect medical care providers. Hear from Julia Brim-Edwards (Class 20), on how and why Nike made such a quick manufacturing pivot to help their community. is an organization that   Carolyn Kohn (Class 10) has been putting her energy towards recently. While Oregon enjoys voting from home, most other states do not. See the website for more about this non-partisan effort to make voting more accessible. Contact Carolyn if you're interested in getting involved or have questions.

Keep us updated on your COVID - 19 related work   - We continue to be inspired by the incredible work and collaborations our Senior Fellows are engaged in in response to the Covid Crisis.  Catch up on past newsletter recaps here . Share links and stories of your Covid Response work or that of other Senior Fellows by emailing . We'll continue to share stories that inspire each other.

Update your profile - The value of the network IS the network. Can other Senior Fellows find you in our database? Can you find the Senior Fellows you are looking for? We ask that each of you log in to the Senior Fellows Database and make sure your info is up to date. Click here for the log in page . Need help resetting your password? Email Melissa at and she'll be happy to help!

Next ALF Oregon Senior Fellow Check In - Join us for our next opportunity to check in and share how you're doing as the crisis continues and Oregon starts to re-open. We'll gather virtually on Tuesday May 26th (and every other Tuesday into the near future). Get info and register here to join us!

Gather Your ALF Class or Region Virtually - Interested in gathering your class or people in your area virtually for support and community? Contact Melissa Lamproe, ALF Oregon Operations Specialist for help and support in convening your group at

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First BIPOC Affinity Group Virtual Check In - Earlier this week we convened the first virtual check in for the new ALF Oregon BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Affinity Group. Thanks to Libra Forde (Class 36) for leading this group of accomplished and inspiring leaders! More to come...
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