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 – Sheila Cox
Vice President – Tenille Woodward
Treasurer – LaVena Nohrenberg
Secretary – Brian Jones
Director – Denise Wilkinson Stephens
Director – Dan Ertel
Director – Kate Salyers
Director – Rogelio Cassol
Director – Robert Steck
Director – Vineet Wahi
Director – Francine Gardner
Director – Ted Utley
Club Liaison – Ashely Hensley
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 2019 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 nomination process for the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award will begin in January 2019.