Executive Board of Directors
I moved to Oregon from Montana in 1986 , prior to that, I owned a fine china and gift shop. I did bookkeeping for many of my father’s businesses and did research for a local law firm.
I have always felt a passion for children and have four of my own. Through the years we have hosted more than 30 kids from France and Spain and taken in many children who were in bad situations ranging from homeless kids to adult kids that just needed help getting on their feet. I have volunteered in different aspects, all of which dealt with kids.
I served on the Board of director’s with Direction Service prior to joining the Board with AFFEC. I spent six years volunteering with First Place Family Center where I recruited sponsors to proviide Christmas for the families being served by First Place. I always feel that we may not be able to change adults but we can impact children’s lives for the better.
I really enjoy working with AFFEC because thiis organization does so much to make lives better for those who we serve.
I have great respect and admiration for Christy and the organization she founded.
Grew up in Montana, where Delores and spouse operated their own large Dairy Farm. Along with working with the welfare system in foster care where Delores created a soft spot in understanding the neesd of children in the system
Delores and faily moved to Oregon continuing in foster care and to venture into the family business of Advertising. This lead to many other added business Manufacturing, Radio, and Property Development in Private companies and a Public Company
She worked in all departments of the business bookkeeper, scheduling, office manager, tax preparations and Chief Financial Officer of the multiple organizations of the business in several states.
Education: Correspondent courses, Lane Community College, ongoing courses throughout the years and working with CPA’s.
Delores has been involved with A FAMILY FOR EVERY CHILD since inception. Has done some mentoring and has passion for working with the organization in making a difference for our children and families.
Has acted as Bookkeeper in all aspects along with preparing the 990’s and government documents, Insurance and Payroll reports.
Bachelor of Arts – Merchandising – American College of Switzerland
24 years small business owner/ distributor
43 years retail & wholesale experience May Co., Pendleton Woolen Mills, Nordstrom, Etcetera
15 years employed by Levi Strauss & Co. Eugene – Order Analyst
Hobbies – Grand kids, Scrapbooking, photography, hiking, volunteering
Associate Board of Directors
Associate Board Mission: The mission of the Associate Board is to promote awareness of a Family for Every Child’s mission in the communities it serves, to organize philanthropic initiatives and to provide volunteer service. As ambassadors of AFFEC, the Associate Board has the opportunity to participate in many different ways, including fundraising, public relations, outreach and recruiting of new members.
We continue to build our membership in the Associate Board. We meet quarterly as a group, and each members meets with the Executive Director and staff regularly.