Here to help: March ’23

Feeling good to give back

During the Cottage Grove Community Foundation awards ceremony, grant funding was awarded. Back Row: Cathy Wamsley, Gary Ackley (CGCF), Matt Parsons (CGCF), Jeff Gowing (CGCF), Richard Sidlock (South Valley Farmers Market), Yuki Roberts (Ophelia’s Place), Glenda Short (American Legion), Ann White (CGCF President), Joe Raade (CGCF), Sherry Duerst-Higgins (CGCF), Dana Merryday, Candace Solesbee (CGCF), Greg Ervin (CGCF), Robert Ball (CGCF), Bruce Kelsh (First Presbyterian), Frank Simpson (CGCF), Mike Fleck (Community Sharing) and Jim Markus (CGCF)

COTTAGE GROVE — Earlier this month, the Cottage Grove Community Foundation awarded local non-profits with funds to support their goals of bettering the community. 

The awardees are as follows: 

Family Relief Nursery: Diapers for needy families, $1,319

American Legion Calvin Fund Post: Defibrillator for American Legion Post, $1,000

Marist High School: Athletics Program, $6,000

First Presbyterian Church: $5,420

Another Way Enterprise: Earthjustice, $1,000

Cottage Grove Historical Society: $225

Cottage Grove Museum: $225

Community Sharing Program: Protein Project, $1,000

Ophelia’s Place: Lincoln Middle School Partnership, $1,000

Lincoln Middle School: Modern Classroom Project, $691.95

Dorena Elementary School: Classroom Library, $1,000 

Cottage Grove Perpetual Corp: Digitizing Cottage Grove’s Historic Newspapers, $1,000

 South Valley Market: Music at the Market, $1,000

CASA of Lane County: Revitalization, $1,000 

And lastly, the Cottage Grove Community Hospital Foundation, which goes towards keeping accessible, high-quality care available to the Cottage Grove community and supports local students in pursuing a career in healthcare. 

“We at the PeaceHealth Cottage Grove Community Medical Center Foundation are sincerely appreciative of the longstanding partnership between our hospital and the Cottage Grove Community Foundation,” said Jennifer Svihus, chief development officer of the PeaceHealth Oregon network. “This year’s gift contributes toward our shared mission. Together, our two organizations recognize our most valuable resource is our residents and we’re honored to keep our community well.”



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