Katherine Gandee

Program Associate - Scholarship Events & Selection

Responsibilities:

Plans and coordinates all scholarship events, conferences and campus visits; coordination and oversight of scholarship selection process.

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Katherine has worked for the Foundation in Eugene since 2016. Her primary responsibilities are coordinating events and the selection process for all four scholarship programs. Prior to coming to the Foundation, Katherine worked at the University of California Santa Cruz as a writing program advisor, where she directly supported students and managed events.

Katherine earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic communication from California Polytechnic State University. After college, she taught English for a year at the University of Machala, Ecuador. Machala is considered the banana capital of the world. Despite growing up on the California coast (Santa Cruz), she says she is not a “beach person” and has never surfed.

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Ford, Storment join Board of Directors

December 1, 2016, Roseburg, Oregon: A manager with the Oregon Health Authority and a Eugene business executive and investor have been named to the Board of Directors of The Ford Family Foundation, effective January 1, 2017.

The Board selected Allyson Ford, the Public Health Division Director of Program Operations with the Oregon Health Authority, and Andy Storment, a founder of Summit Bank, to join the seven sitting board members.

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Laura Crosier

Human Resources Specialist

Responsibilities:

Provides support for human resources and administrative functions; maintains salary documents and completes compensation benchmarking surveys; coordinates insurance enrollments.

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Laura serves as the first point of contact for Human Resources at the Foundation. She provides expertise for building strong employee relations, manages benefits administration and recruitment, and oversees compliance and employee development.

Prior to joining the Foundation in 2016, she worked in human resources for the United Community Action Network (UCAN) for 10 years. She is a longtime resident of Douglas County and graduated from Roseburg High School.

Laura met Shane, her husband of 30+ years, when they both worked at Drive ‘N Save Market in high school. She’s been a quilter for years, and despite creating three works of stitchery art, she still considers herself a beginner.

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An Introduction to Network Weaving

This practical guide is useful for individuals or groups interested in gaining the basic skills to improve the effectiveness of their networks. Spiral bound for easy use.

Kasi Allen hired as Director of Learning and Knowledge Management

Roseburg, Oregon: The Ford Family Foundation announced today that it has hired Kasi C. Allen, a professor, researcher, and evaluator, to be the Director of Learning and Knowledge Management, a new position at the Foundation.

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Fund for Teachers 2017

FOUNDATION OFFERS GRANTS UP TO $10,000

October 4, 2016: The Ford Family Foundation is bringing the national Fund for Teachers grant program to Douglas County, Oregon, for a second year. The program supports teacher-designed educational experiences that impact their practice, students and school communities.

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Community Care Support Teams Available to Assist as We Remember October 1

September 27, 2016: This weekend marks one year since the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College. Over the last year, community leaders have been working closely with each other and with communities across the country that are also recovering from tragedy. We have learned there are many different ways to observe and remember but what is most important is that you choose what is best for you and your family. As we approach the one-year mark of this tragic day, please be sure to take care of yourself and check-in with those you care about.

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Celebrate and Reflect

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Plan Together means creating a clear vision for a successful outcome. Aligning that vision to a plan minimizes confusion. The plan empowers individuals to make decisions and take action in line with the community vision.

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Create Change

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Create Change means that your work happens with purpose, persistence and passion. Your community has the power to create the change it wants and needs. 

Actions

Identify: Ensure people within the community who want a role can have a role. Identify specific roles that put people at the center of the work. Honor the pace of the community

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Plan Together

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Plan Together means creating a clear vision for a successful outcome. Aligning that vision to a plan minimizes confusion. The plan empowers individuals to make decisions and take action in line with the community vision.

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