A Message from our Executive Director

Executive Director of Oregon, Andrew Grover

In fall of 2020, we launched a $2 million campaign to double the number of youth we can reach with our evidence-informed program, LifeSet. Because of this community, we reached our goal with a tremendous amount of momentum.

While there is much to celebrate, we recognize this funding was the first phase of an ambitious effort.

The next phase involves increased public support:

  • A growing commitment from the state of Oregon to invest in evidence-based programs that help youth successfully transition out of care.
  • Strategic partnerships with other advocacy and provider groups to eliminate any cracks where young adults are dropping away from services.
  • Expanding education and career learning opportunities, while also connecting youth and young adults to their peers.

Each of these initiatives involves you. You helped us raise the funds, now help us keep these young adult populations at the forefront of our community. We are not taking our foot off the accelerator until all youth have the tools, resources and supports they need to excel as independent adults.

Andrew Grover
Executive Director – Youth Villages Oregon

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Thanks to our leadership donors!

David & Ginny Bennett
Patricia Bradley
Mariel & Jason Combs
Duncan & Cynthia Campbell Fund of Oregon Community Foundation
Terry & Dave Durocher
Les & Nancy Fahey
John Graeter
Byron & Cynthia Grant

Tasca & Paul Gulick
Juliet Ashby Hillman Foundation
Summer Lea Hillman Foundation
Joan Horstkotte
A. Killough Foundation
Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund
Oregon Community Foundation
Providence Health Plan
Steven Reinisch

The Renaissance Foundation
Pat & Trudy Ritz
Stan and Madelle Rosenfeld Family Foundation
The Swigert Foundation
Darci & Charles Swindells
The Renaissance Foundation
Marta & Ken Thrasher
OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation

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Development Director

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Development Manager

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