Our Donors & Volunteers

Leadership Giving Donors
& Community Volunteers

Debbie Worch

2022 Klamath Country Volunteer of the Year


Debbie Worch was selected the 2022 Klamath Country Volunteer of the Year among 36 nominees. Debbie volunteers for many organizations and specializes in making hundreds of quilts for organizations like the Klamath Falls Gospel Mission, Klamath Behavioral Health, Project Linus and the Barn Quilt project.  Deb has served on the board of directors for the Butte Valley Rural Health Clinic for the past 40 years.  She served for the past 23 years on the Tulelake Area Service Club (six years as president).  She has volunteered for Klamath Hospice, the Merrill Blues Festival and the Potato Festival.

Everyone nominated received an award for their service and a special eight page tabloid honoring all the nominees was published in the Herald and News on April 22nd during national volunteer week.  View this special report and learn about their accomplishments on the publication section of this web site.

The finalists for the 2022 Klamath Country Volunteer of the Year included Bell Riley, Alexis McGonigle, Nathan Elwood, Jamie Mangan, Rhonda Nyseth, Lorna Lou Harris.  Other finalists included Sky Lakes Medical Center Volunteers, Henley High School Air Force JROTC, and the Bly Community Action Team. 

The Klamath Country Volunteer of the Year event is presented each year by the United Way of the Klamath Basin in financial partnership with The KMSB Foundation.  Our thanks also to the media judges who read and score all of the nominations each year:  Rob Siems, Basin Mediactive; Bob Wynne, Wynne Broadcasting; Joe Hudon, Herald and News; and Nancy Jarvis, KOTI-TV.

To view the 2022 Klamath Country Volunteers of Year Special Report go to publications page or click the following link

The Klamath Country Volunteer of the Year is selected
from the finalists within each of the five divisions.
(Youth, Adults, Seniors, Education and Public Safety/Public Service).

Nominate a Volunteer

United Way Leadership Giving KEY Club

Mike & Laila Griffith
2022 Key Club Chairpersons

The KEY Club is designed to recognize the extraordinary contribution by individuals to the United Way Community Campaign. In 2021, 108 members donated a total of $212,400 representing an average gift of $1,968. Sky Lakes Medical Center lead the way with 12 KEY Club donors and Klamath Falls Toyota had nine members. The following is a current roster of our 2021 members. While every gift is important, KEY Club gifts are vital to our overall success. The 2022 Leadership Giving KEY Club chairs are Mike & Laila Griffith.  Every gift matters and is greatly appreciated

Bronze KEY
(Gift of $1,000 to $1,499)
Crystal Agard
Cec Amuchastegui
Kasie Anderson
Chris Armstrong
Janice Arnold
Tim & Kris Bailey
William & Sharon Brandsness
Stephanie Brown
Jeff Bullock
Gene & Sharon Chappell
Jessica Chastain
David & Beth Drew
Alan & Carol Eberlein
Anna Felder
Mel & Renée Ferguson
Erin Foley
Daniel & Tara Gailis
Michael & Laila Griffith
Denise Hard
Sheri Hargrave
Patricia E. Henderson
Molly & Lauren Jespersen
Avis & Bruce Kielsmeier
Faith Koepke
Edward Kotz
Tanner Krag
Juan Lagunas
Loren Lawrie
Jennifer Little
Carolyn Lotspeich
Sarah Malaby
Shirley Malaby
Danette Mason
Rick McGuffey
Steve Meng
Drs. Nagi & Kasturi Naganathan
John & Ann Novak
Lenora Reinhard
Rob & Jamie Siems
Jeffrey & Lindsay Smith
Simon Smith
Joan Staunton
Sid & Tamara Staunton
Ron & Sandy Steinbeck
Mitch & Tammy Stokes
M. Jayne Stuntebeck
Greg & Janet Thede
Barbara Thom
Bud Wakefield
Cheryl Westbrook
Michael Westbrook
Johyn & Donna Wetter
Dorothy L. Winters
Carolyn Woods
Fred & Merlaine Zwartverwer
*  Two anonymous donors
Silver Key
(Gift of $1,500 to $1,999)
Todd & Mindi Andres
James Baxter
Alan Caldwell
Frank Ganong
Mike & Laila Griffith
Mike & Donna Romtvedt
David & Kristin Sayles
Brent Thomas
*One anonymous donors
Gold Key
(Gift of $2,000 to $3,499)
Dr. Beverly Bauman
John & Kendall Bell, Marcella Bell
Timothy Boozer
Andy Brandsness
Leroy & Nora Cabral
George & Janice Calvert
Mike Cheeseman
Charles R. Dunbar
Nicholas Ealy
Daniel Earhart
Neal & Susan Eberlein
Gerald & Susan Freschi
Frank & Renee Hernandez
Christopher Hinklin
Chris & Susan Kandra
Juan Maldonado
Don & Kwanda McDonnell
Dr. Raul & Karri Mirande
Chris & Linda Moudry
Stan Neitling
Kent & Linda Pederson
Tom Powley & Vonnie Powley
Erwin Ritter & Family
Tom & Sue Schiess
Thomas J. & Barbara Shaw
Matt Snipes
Tim & Gloria Steiner
Anne Weaver
Nancy J. Wendt
Platinum KEY
(Gift of $3,500 to $4,999)
Drew & Betsy Honzel
John & Jerri Hyde
Rick & Susan Kreizenbeck
Dick & Chris Ledgerwood
Emerald KEY
(Gift of $5,000 to $ 7,499)
Dan & Ann Cavanaugh
Glenn & Ursula Gailis
Mike & Nora Hohman
Larry & Maureen Jespersen
Bill & John Walker
Diamond KEY
(Gift of $7,500 to $9,999)
Matthew & Denise Howard
United Way of America
Alexis de Tocqueville Society
(Gift of $10,000 and above)
Mike & Bessie Short Trust
Bob & Michelle Wynne


Corporate & Business Leadership Giving

2021 Community pillars brochure for web