Volunteer Support & Charitable Contributions

 

Supporting our community is an important part of our business. Our firm, our team, and their family members are committed to volunteering, donating and helping those in need. Listed below are the organizations we’ve had the pleasure of regularly supporting.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is an organized, overnight community fundraising walk where teams of people camp out around a track. Food, games and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie while members of each team take turns walking around the track. Relay For Life is a family-friendly environment for the entire community. Because it’s a team event, individual participants are not required to be there the entire time. But it’s so much fun, you’ll find it hard to leave! http://www.relayforlife.org/


Community Works

Community Works serves children, adolescents, young adults, women and families who are working to overcome a severe life crisis or trauma. We help people move forward using their own strengths in a productive and positive way. With 100 employees and more than 100 volunteers working in three facilities, Community Works serves 16,000 people annually with programs addressing homeless, runaway and adjudicated youth; mental health services; and victims of domestic and sexual violence. We strive to strengthen lives and our community by responding to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and high-need youth and their families, through support services and advocacy. http://www.community-works.org/


Craterian Performances

Craterian Performances is the membership-based, not-for-profit agency that owns and operates the Craterian Theater at The Collier Center for the Performing Arts for the community of Southern Oregon. Our mission is to enhance the cultural opportunities of the region and increase community pride by operating a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose performance facility; provide a forum for community events, a center for local, regional and national performing artists; foster the development of the performing arts; and anchor downtown Medford’s urban renewal. http://www.craterian.org/


Ethan Jostad Foundation For Childhood Cancer

Our foundation was established in 2011 in the memory of our son Ethan, who was taken from us by childhood cancer on August 8th of the same year. We will keep Ethan’s spirit and smile alive by raising awareness and providing support to the children and families affected by childhood cancer. Our foundation is a 501c3 non-profit charity with an active Board of Directors operating solely on a volunteer basis. Our activities and events are made possible by volunteers and donations from businesses and the public at large. http://ethanjostadfoundation.org/


Hearts and Vines Foundation

In 1993, Mark Wisnovsky and Chris Borovansky conceived a plan to raise funds for a local domestic violence shelter and focus attention on the growing wine industry of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Their idea to create an auction centered on wine, travel, food and art quickly gained support and momentum to become the Hearts & Vines Auction. That idea became reality the first year by the efforts of Sharlene Peters, Mark Wisnovsky, Chris Borovansky, Karen Long, 13 active committees, and more than 50 key volunteers. A Hearts & Vines Advisory Committee was subsequently formed in 1995. By 1997, the Hearts & Vines Foundation became a separate non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to funding community-based youth and family programs with a focus on the elimination of domestic violence through education, prevention and intervention.  Since 1993, over $2.6 Million Dollars has been disbursed as grants to the fine organizations listed on the following pages. These organizations have been actively working to serve, educate and help prevent domestic violence in our Valley. We look forward to seeing our efforts grow as we raise funds and help those organizations who work so hard in preventing, and eliminating domestic violence. http://heartsandvines.com/


Hillcrest Committee

The Hillcrest Committee is a group of women who have been raising money for cancer research for more than 60 years. The Committee organized just after World War II, when a group of local women started raising money for the American Cancer Society (ACS) by staging social events. The group took its name from Hillcrest House, one of Medford’s historic orchard homes, where they often entertained. Some of their ideas worked better than others, but eventually they found their niche in catering elegant parties that are auctioned to the highest bidder during an annual gala. Spirited bidding has been known to push the price of one of their soirees to four figures. All the money they raise goes for cancer research, and over the past 64 years they’ve collected about $1.5 million for ACS. These days, the money often supports projects that don’t qualify for funding from the National Institutes for Health or other funders. That’s not because the projects lack merit — there’s just never enough money to fund all the research opportunities.


Living Opportunities

Living Opportunities, Inc. was founded in 1974 to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live, work, and play in the community. At Living Opportunities, we imagine all the time. Deep within the soul of this organization, there is an ideal – an ideal that tells us that the epitome of success is that occasion when the people we are mission-driven to serve can live independently, experience meaningful and rewarding careers, and in that process, become truly self-sufficient. http://www.livingopps.org/


Local Schools

 

Crater High School  |  http://www.cratercomets.com/

Grace Christian School  |  http://www.gracechristian.org/

St. Mary’s School  |  http://www.smschool.us/