Volunteer Committees

Fund Raising Committee

Heather Curtis

Approximately 125 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.  Heather Curtis, Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Banker with WaFd Bank, is the chairperson for the 2023 Community Campaign.  The 2023 campaign goal has been set at $500,000.  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

Sheri Hargrave
Sheri Hargrave

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 chairs the fund distribution committee.  The 2023 process will begin on March 29th and end May 9th.  “Guard we must our contributor’s trust” is our credo.  Accountability isn’t just a good thing…it’s everything to us.” Please contact the United Way of the Klamath Basin at 541-882-5558 to volunteer for the 2023 Fund Distribution Committee.

The fund distribution volunteers for 2023 included:  

Bowen Browder Oregon Institute of Technology
Mandi Clark Oregon Institute of Technology
Courtney Clemmer
Oregon Institute of Technology
Gerard Collins Klamath Falls City Schools
Heather Curtis
WaFd Bank
Timothy Estores Umpqua Bank
Jennifer Fairfield Fairfield Realty
Jenny Hamilton
Self Employed Consultant
Phil Hull Klamath County Fire District One
Brienne Humphrey
First Interstate Bank
Nathalie Johnston Klamath County Library
Reid Kennedy Sky Lakes Medical Center
Don McDonnell Oregon Institute of Technology
Teresa Miles Umpqua Bank
Jennifer Montag
WaFd Bank
Ruth Olsen Ross Ragland Theater
Jackie Paulson Washington Federal Bank
Eric Rose Collins Products, LLC
Katie Savage
WaFd Bank
Jay Schindler
Melody Smith  Umpqua Bank
Heather Tyler Washington Federal Bank
Randy Windham
Avangrid Renewables
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; Gene Warnick, Herald and News; Bob Winn, Wynne Broadcasting; and Tammy  Wanzer, KOTI TV.

Special thanks to the Herald and News and both radio stations (Wynne Broadcasting and Basin Mediactive for donating a public service advertising campaign each year to the United Way (in-kind value exceeding $20,000).