Senior Fellows Respond and Lead
Covid-19 Pandemic Response Actions in the News

For the past few months you may have noticed that we have been sharing " Senior Fellows in the News", so that we can learn about and celebrate the work of our incredible network of leaders.

As leaders of nonprofits, small and large businesses, charitable foundations, governments and other organizations, many of our Senior Fellows are on the front lines serving the most vulnerable and making tough, impactful decisions.  We thought we would share their work so we can all feel some inspiration and hope for how we are responding. 

Below are just a few highlights we have seen.

MRG Foundation, led by Se-Ah-Dom Edmo (Class 31), announces their response and grant funds available.

Women's Foundation of Oregon, Led by Emily Evans (Class 32), announces their response and grant funds available.

Benton Community Foundation, led by Chris Quaka (Class 35), announces their response and grant funds available.

Oregon Community Foundation, led by Max Williams (Class 30), announces their response and grant funds available.

Grantmakers of Oregon and SW Washington, led by Kendall Clawson, (Class 28 and past Executive Director of ALF Oregon), gathers foundation and other resources for non profits.

Swaim Strategies, led by Sam Swaim (Class 30) and Kristin Steele (Class 32), have released an online toolkit, as well as adjusting their consulting services, for non-profit organizations who need to pivot their fundraising strategies.

ACCESS, led by Pamela Norr, (Class 36) announces their changes due to increased demand for their services.

The Oregon Food Bank, led by Susannah Morgan (Class 34), receives a substantial gift from NIKE CEO, John Dohanoe, but support and volunteers are still needed.

Oregon Energy Fund, led by Brian Allbritton (Class 30) provides energy assistance for households impacted by Covid-19.

The City of Medford approves financial support for agencies like "Consumer Credit Counseling Service" led by Bill Ihle (Class 15) and ACCESS, led by Pam Norr (Class 36) and more.

Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust Brian Rogers (Class 31) commends the state's arts organizations will and ability to take their work online. “Their financial losses due to the health crisis are staggering, yet they are actively finding ways to engage our citizens, providing inspiration and respite during these very challenging times.”

Oregon Recovers, led my Mike Marshall (Class 31), makes addiction support services available online through a collaboration with google. Learn more at

Intercultural Counseling Center (a program of Catholic Charities), led by Lucrecia Suarez (Class 24), the is among many organizations that are thinking creatively to alter their services and approaches to care to better address the changing needs of clients.

Are we missing stories of inspiring work being done by Senior Fellows that you think we should share?

Are you doing work or engaging in collaborations specific to the outbreak that Senior Fellows should know about?

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