Donors

We would like to thank all the people and businesses that keep the Heart Gallery going with your generous donations, contributions, volunteering and advocating for these special children. We strive to include all who have helped us succeed. If we have missed you or have not included you on our list, we apologize and hope you bring this to our attention. Thank you!

Partnering for success

A Family for Every Child’s mentoring program is essential to helping foster youth make school and life transitions at critical stages in their development. OCF strongly supports enhancing this important program, ensuring positive, successful mentoring experiences for an estimated 60 middle and high school students throughout Lane County. -Kathleen Cornett, Vice President of Grants & Programs, Oregon Community Foundation

A Family For Every Child’s (AFFEC) mentor program is expanding its reach by connecting with children’s schools in order to help them perform better academically and remain on track to graduate. With support from the Oregon Community Foundation AFFEC has brought on a new team member who is charged with conducting school-based community outreach, connecting with children’s school counselors, and supporting our mentors in their mentee’s academic life. This will allow AFFEC to help children and teens see greater academic success, and feel more supported by caring adults in their lives. Currently a little more than half of foster youth obtain a high school diploma due to difficulties when transitioning from home to home, and mentors have the potential to ease those transitions with schools and other institutions. Thanks to the Oregon Community Foundation, AFFEC will now be supporting mentors and youth to help ensure children not only receive their diploma but exceed academic expectations. Our new Education Liaison is Mary Bromley, Mary has been an AFFEC mentor for over five years. She is the only consistent person in the life of her mentee. Mary also recently retired from the school district and will begin working with us on our Education/Mentor/Mentee Program as an Education Liaison.

In addition to providing more academic support, AFFEC is launching a Mentor Assisted Life Skills Program which will pair mentors with youth who will work on developing life skills together. Mentors and mentees will be offered a curriculum that includes information on how to handle one’s finances, healthcare, cooking, and more. This program will better prepare children who are at risk of “aging out” of foster care for living on their own. These classes in conjunction with the mentors’ support will aid in the success of each child becoming a self-sufficient adult! Our new Life skills effort is lead by our new team Member,Christina Sutton

Christina comes with a long history of connection to AFFEC. In the very early days she ran our Mentor Program, and then she took a break to foster and adopt many children. While she still has a house full, she is getting involved again to help us build our education classes for youth at risk of aging out of care and those who will become adults with little preparation for the real world. She will plan and teach bi-weekly classes on everything from “How to write a check” to “How to shop for food” to college, trade-school knowledge, and resume-building. Christina grew up in foster care and never got a family of her own, so her passion for at-risk youth is huge and based in real-life experience. If you would like to get involved in this effort, we need you – contact mentor@afamilyforeverychild.org or Christy@afamilyforeverychild.org or call 541-343-2856.

Donations Have Been Made On Behalf Of:

Andrew Deffenbacher from B2 Wine Bar and Grill
Ed from Fisherman’s Market
Kurt Catlin from Kalapuya High School
Ladonna Webb
Laura Beane
Ryan Tesdale
Wendy Nastiuk
Rania Karam
Cindy Herzog
Amber Thompson
Thomas Savinar
Juliana Santos
Ramon Guirnalda
Jeri Gedrose
Peggy Babics
Donna Baillie
Steve Brown
Evans Fund
Marnie Gleason
Don DeZarn
Randy Cummings of Courtsports Athletic Club
Kris Coburn from Arnold Gallagher P.C. Attorneys at Law
Karen L. Obie from Obie Family Foundation
Kelly Myers from West Side Iron Inc.
OCF Joseph E. Weston Public FoundaKathleen George of Spirit Mountain Community Fund
Brian Schafer from TeBri Vineyards
Benton Lane WinerytionJoe Hawes from Hawes Financial Group

Diane Hoffman from Folkroots Herbal Care, LLC
Colette Kemper from Midnight Oil Farms
Oregon Caberet Theatre
Bendistillery
Dana Tessler from Rainbow Valley Design and Construction
I Run With Scissors Salon
Oregon Coast Aquarium
The Nail Nook
Oakshire Brewing
Cindy Rust from OLCC
Five Pine Lodge & Spa
Saint Martins Episcopal School
Denice Fisher
The Mord Family
Heidi Reese
The Reese-Baenen Family
Jacob Reese and Marley
Ryan and Theresa Reese
Washington
Jianna Rice
In Memory of Nicholas Warner
In Honor of Whitney Christine
In Honor of Michael Dunn
YAC St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Susan Ottmer
Sarah Allen from the Oregon Community Credit Union
Charles “Chuck” Kirkpatrick

Shelley Kurtz
The Staff and Management at KVAL TV
Don Leber
Jessica Byrne
Lane County Kids

Bi-Mart Stores
McKenzie Broadcasting
Bill Barrett
Tm Fox & Tracy Berry
KEZI Kidsports Kids Directory

Our Very Generous Business Advocates
Arbor South Architecture Build a Bear Workshop (Inside the Valley River Mall) Creswell Chamber of Commerce Creswell Library Dr. Dave Matthews DMD Friendly Street Market Gateway Mall Iron Works Gym (Creswell) Nifty Fifties & Sixties OMT Mortgage-Keller Williams Realty Precision Classics and Collision Ray’s Food Center (Creswell) Siuslaw Valley Bank SOFCU Credit Union (Creswell) Summit Bank Valley River Center

Faith Based Partners Bethesda Lutheran Church Calvary Fellowship Eugene Faith Center Faith Center First Babtist of Eugene Friendly Street Church of God Grace Community Fellowship Norkenzie Christian Church Northwood Christian Church New Life Assembly of God Temple Beth Israel Willamette Christian Center

Community Partners
20/30 Club Assistance League CASA Committed Partners for Youth Hairbadoo Junior League

Media & Technology

Thank you to Adept Computer Services/K9 Bytes and Shannon Barnard AIC-Advanced Investment Corp – Ann Olson Bill Barrett Bi-Mart Stores Don Leber Erin Bunde Greg Raschio Jessica Byrne Keri Stewart Kids Directory Kidsports Lisa Raffin Martin Hall and Neil Moyer McKenzie Broadcasting, KKNU Poppie Advertising Shelley Kurtz, KVAL Tim Fox Tracy Berry The Staff and Management at KEZI The Staff and Management at KVAL

18th Avenue Print
5th St. Market
A Matter of Time
A New you Salon and Spa
Abby’s Pizza
Advance Cabinets
Aileen Walker
Albertson’s – River Road
Amanda Fitzgerald
Amber Quick-McKee w/ Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Ambrosia
Andrea Kingsley Rippee
Annesha Montez Photography
Applebees West 11th Avenue
Arbonne Skin Care
Arbor South Architecture
Assistance League of Eugene
Associated Business Systems
Aunt MiMi’s Specialty Cakes
B2 Wine Bar
Bari Lipp Foundation
Bates Steak House
Beards Framing
Ben Franklin Crafts
Beppi and Gianni’s Trattoria
Best Buy and Staff
Best Western New Oreg Motel
Bi- Mart
Bicoastal Media
Bill and Shelly Walter
Bill Hastings
Bob and Teresa Sherman
Bill Healy Foundation

Bookmine (Cottage Grove)
Boulevard Grill
Bounce
Brewed Awakening
Brian Cole
Build a Bear
Caf 440
Caprice Day Spa
Caribbean Tan
Carrie Robinson
Cascadia Editing in Philomath, Oregon
Celebrations Sugar Fantasy
Central Print and Reprographic Services
Century Bank
Chambers Communications
Chambers Family Foundation
Chateau Nonchalant
Chipotle
Chris Walton and Beth Sheehan
Christian Family Adoptions
Christina Sutton
Scott Morison
City Nails
Cornucopia
Collins Foundation

Costco
Cottage Grove Community Center
Cottage Grove Hospital
Cravings Catering
Creswell Kiawanis
Creswell Library 64 West Oregon Ave. Creswell
Crossroads Espresso
Crux Gym
Dandelions Flowers and Gifts
Datalogic
David Minor Theater
Department of Interior
Diamond Woods Golf Course
Dr. Dave Matthews DMD
Duck Race
Elephant?s Trunk
Embassy Suites, Portland
Emerald Lanes Bowling
Enchanted Forest
Eric Herman
Eugene Airport
Eugene Ballet
Eugene Catering Cornucopia
Eugene Concert Choir
Eugene Marathon Health and Fitness Expo.
Eugene Public Library
Eugene Swim and Tennis Club
Eugene Toy and Hobby
Express Press Printing and Graphic
Fast Track Car Wash
Fenario Gallery
Fiddler’s Green
Flavors Catering
Framin’ Artworks
Fred Meyer
Fred Meyer – River Road
Friendly Street Market
Gateway Mall
Gina Jensen and Chris Nettleton
Gina Jenson
Grand Slam USA
Gray’s Garden/Reed & Cross
Great Clips, Springfield
Hair Ba Doob Ba!
Hair by Kristi Stutesman
Harry Ritchie Jewelers
Hartwicks
Haugen Advertising and Graphics
Hilton Garden Inn
Hole in the Wall BBQ
Holiday Inn Express, Eugene
Hollywood Video (Willamette St.)
Holzman Foundation

Hotel Vintage Plaza
Imagine It Framed 29 South 6th St. in Cottage Grove
Iron Works Gym
James Horniman
Jeff Wilson
Jerry’s Home Improvement Stores
Jim Chatfield
Judi Schons
Judith Teal
June
Kaylin Jensen
Kernutt Stokes Brandt & CO.
KEZI Television
Kim Adams
Kim Rambo
Kingsley Family Fund-SF
Koala Construction
Kowloon Restaurant
KVAL
Kyle and Kate Hudson
Labor Ready
Lakeside Clinic in Dexter
Lamar Advertising
Lane Community Culinary
Lane County Public Service Building
LANZ Cabinets
Les Schwab
Levi Strauss
Life Technologies
Lisa Weinstein
Lizzy’s House of Cakes
Marche
Margo and Herb McKillop
Market of Choice
Maureen Smith
McDonald Framers
McDonald Wholesale
McDonalds Rest.
McGraths
McKenzie River Broadcasting
McKenzie River Golf Course
Mekalas
Meyer Memorial Trust
An anonymous gift in honor of Louise Murphy
Mill Casino, Hotel and RV Park
Mookies
Mo’s Restaurant
Mujeres Salon and Spa
My Party Bus
Naya’s Taqueria
Nifty Fifty & Sixties
Nigel and Michelle Chapman
Nike
Northside Liquor
Oakway Catering
Oakway Center
Oakway Golf Course
Ocean Dunes Golf Course
Obie Family Foundation

OES Catering
Of Grape and Grain
Oldfield’s
OMSI
OMT Mortgage / Keller Williams
Oregon art supplies
Oregon Coast Sea Lion Caves
Oregon Gallery
Oregon Rod, Reel and Tackle
Osteria Sfizio
Pacific Office Automation
Pam Singh
Papa’s Pizza
Peace Health Cottage Grove Hospital & Clinic
Pepsi
PF Chang’s
PGE Foundation

Phil and Sharon Means
Pietra’s Artisian Bakery
Precision Classics and Collision
Premiere Homes
Putters/Strike City/Lasertrek
Pyreneese Vineyards
Radisson Hotel, Portland
Rays Food Center (Creswell)
Reflections Salon
Rett Baumann
Richard & Alisa Caesar
Rossetti Mardeting & Michelle Winetrout
Rotary Club
Ruhoff Homebuilders
RW Family Fund
Santa Clara Animal Hospital
Sara J. McRae, LMT
Sassy Cupcake
Saturday Market
Science Factory Chdrn Museum
Scott and Kathy Kitchell
SE Insurance Specialists
Search Engine Consulting by SEO Does Matter
Seattle Seahawks
Secret Garden B&B
SELCO
Seven Feathers Hotel & Casino
Shari’s – Springfield
Shari’s – West 11th
Shelley Hill
Sign Pro
Siuslaw Bank
Siuslaw Valley Bank
Sixth Street Grill
Skate World
SOFCU Credit Union 168 Melton Road Creswell
Speedi Sign
Spingfield Courthouse
Spirit Mountain Community Fund
Sports Authority
Springfield Arts Council
Springfield Police Department
Staples
Steve and Linda Bruns
Strike City & Putters
Sue Loome
Summit Bank
Sunsational
Susie and Sandy Trahan
Suzanne Arlie
Sweet Life Patisserie
SYMANTEC
Ta-Da Productions
Territorial Vineyards
Terry Ellsworth
The Boulevard
The Bridge Bar and Grill
The Chocolate Factory
The Lesson Factory
The Shedd Institute
Three Mile Canyon Farms
Tiffany Sullivan
Tokatee Golf Club
Towers Marketing
Trader Joe’s
University of Oregon Bookstore
US Bank Branches
Utopia Salon
Valley River Center
Very Little Theater
Vista Framing and Gallery
Wells Fargo Bank PCS
Wild Duck Caf
Wildhorse Resort and Casino
Windermere Realty (Oak St. office)
Woodard Family Foundation
YMCA
Young’s Market Company of OR

Thank You To All Our Generous Mentors

Youth Mentors
Andrea Rippee
Amanda Williams
Barbara Orsi
Brenda Korte
Carolyn Wehrman
Delores Mord
Gina Holtz
Larry Hilliard
Mary Bromley
Patricia Hilliard
Rick Stuber
Rosemary Miranda
Sasha Mord
Shannon Gibson
Sharon Gelisse
Sterling Dailey
Tom Overly
Wayne DeWilde

Family Building Mentors
Bob and Tami Clayton
Carrie Baker
Christina Sterling
Cindy Gilbert
Cynthia Scanlon
Deb Walters
Elizabeth Ray
Marlene Drescher
Nicole Witt
Stacy Runnells