The Eugene Active 20/30 Foundation is dedicated to supporting non-profit organizations that provide assistance and services to the children of the Lane County, Oregon region. Founded in 1997, the Foundation, a 501 (c)(3), is closely allied with the Eugene Active 20-30 Club, which was founded in 1927. The Foundation currently employs one professional fundraiser, the Buzzsaw Ball.

Since its inception in 1997, and in addition to all of the funds donated by the Eugene Active 20-30 Club, the Foundation has provided grants totaling over $100,000 to special needs children. The main projects that have contributed to the Foundation are House for Kids, Golf Marathon, Oscar Sunday and the Buzzsaw Ball.

The Foundation’s 10 member independent Board of Directors has the sole authority to guide the foundation with two objectives in mind: 1) support child welfare in the community on a current basis and 2) develop the financial resources to ensure a stable source of funding for the child welfare efforts in the future. The Foundation and its Board’s alliance with the Eugene Active 20-30 Club ensures that it will always be able to tap into the dynamic and vibrant core of Eugene’s up and coming civic leaders.

Board of Directors

President – Terry Dotson
Vice President – Michelle Saunders
Treasurer – Le Anne Brockelman
Secretary – Kate Salyers
Director – Tenille Woodward
Director – Denise Wilkinson Stephens
Director – Dan Ertel
Director – Sheila Cox
Director – Sandy Graham
Director – Larry “Go Ducks” Newby
Director – Jesse Howes
Director – Liesl McLean
Club Liaison – Matt Snyder

Lifetime Achievement Award

Each year, the Eugene Active 20-30 Club Foundation accepts nominations of past active members to receive the prestigious “Lifetime Achievement Award”. This honor is bestowed upon members for accomplishments while an active member, and continued support of the club after achieving past active status. Accomplishments include the past member’s attendance, project participation, fellowship, awards received, and/or board participation on local, national, international, and world levels.

Nominations for the 2018  Lifetime Achievement Award recipient can be entered for consideration using the form linked below. Completed forms should be submitted to the LAA Committee chair; contact information can be found on the form. The submission deadline is September 1, 2017.

Past Recipients

2017 – The Koke Family

2016 – Mike Boring

2015 – Terry Dotson

2014 – Gene Gustafson

2013 – Wayne Musgrove

2012 – Tucker Davies

2011 – Mike Nohrenberg

Fundraising Events

Buzzsaw Ball

Don’t miss our biggest event of the year! The 2017 Buzzsaw Ball, Gameshow Glitz will be a fun-formal evening of gourmet food, party music, great raffle prizes, Live and Premier Silent auction, our Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation, and much more. Join event chairs Sandy Graham and Liesl McLean for a great time for a great cause. You will learn about the impact the Eugene Active 20-30 Club has had on the community over the past 90 years, the impact our business community has had on the children of the community through Active 20-30’s projects, and experience what it means to be an Active Twenty-Thirtian. All event proceeds support a group that is a pillar in the community, dedicated to supporting non-profit organizations that provide assistance and services to the children of the Lane County, Oregon region.

Join us on March 11, 2017 – 5:00pm – UO Ford Alumni Center – 1720 E 13th Avenue Eugene 

To purchase tickets to the 2017 Buzzsaw Ball, $75 each:

Purchase Tickets