Fund Raising Committee
Amber Gomes, 2021 Campaign Chairperson
Approximately 200 volunteers participate in raising money for the United Way Community Campaign and the Oregon Employees Charitable Fund Drive.
These volunteers serve as campaign coordinators at their workplace, and others assist by volunteering to be part of the campaign leadership team. The 2020 United Way Community Campaign raised $495,104 for 99% of our $500,000 campaign goal under the leadership of chairman Lauren Jespersen, Sky Lakes Medical Center foundation director. Amber Gomes, Umpqua Bank Community Relations Manager is chairing the 2021 Community Campaign. The 2021 campaign goal Is $501,000. As always, United Way accepts contributions, large or small, year-round. Please give what you can. Please contact United Way at 541-882-5558 if you wish to help. (Visit the fundraising page for more information)
Fund Distribution Committee
This committee enlists the help of about 30 volunteers each year. Volunteers each contribute about 15 hours during the 8-week assignment. After a thorough review of all the agency programs seeking funds these volunteers make a funding recommendation to the United Way board of directors. Sheri Hargrave is the chairwoman of the fund distribution committee. The process was held from March 31 and ended May 11th. Call United Way 882-5558 to get involved in 2022. A volunteer registration form can be sent to you electronically, by US postal service, or (downloaded here).
The fund distribution volunteers for 2021 included:
|Grace Berardino||Henley High School student|
|Mandi Clark||Oregon Institute of Technology|
|Gerard Collins||Klamath Falls City Schools|
||Klamath County IT Department|
|Tara Guthrie||Oregon Institute of Technology|
|Jennifer Hamilton||Columbia Forest Products|
|Phil Hull||Kl. County Fire District One|
|Lauren Jespesen||Sky Lakes Medical Center|
|Riley Knutson||Henley High School student|
|Juan Maldonado||Klamath Falls Toyota|
|Don McDonnell||Oregon Institute of Technology|
|Brandon McGraw||ORANG, Kingsley Field|
|Teresa Miles||Umpqua Bank|
|Jose Rodriguez-Morelos||Columbia Forest Products|
|Ruth Olsen||Ross Ragland Theater|
|Nikki Osborn||Klamath County Fire District #1|
|Jeremy Riblett||ORANG, Kingsley Field|
|Eric Rose||Collins Products, LLC|
|Melody Smith||Umpqua Bank|
|Jenine Stuedli||People’s Bank of Commerce|
|Heather Tyler||Washington Federal|
|SHERI HARGRAVE, Chairperson||Carter-Jones Collections Service|
Marketing & Communications Committee
These volunteers are responsible to assist United Way staff with development of various communications tools such as brochures, tabloid inserts into the local newspaper, print and radio advertisement, local campaign video, annual report, and web page design/updates.
Volunteers include: Rob Siems, Basin Mediactive; Tim Trainor, Herald and News; Bob Winn, Wynne Broadcasting; and Tom Hottman, Committee Chairman with Sky Lakes Medical Center.
Special thanks to the Herald and News and both radio stations for donating a public service advertising campaign each year to the United Way (in-kind value exceeding $20,000).