Vision Statement

The David Douglas Educational Foundation (DDEF) is a non-profit community organization founded in 1991 dedicated to supporting educational excellence for all children in the David Douglas School District.  The Foundation achieves this vision by acquiring and distributing resources to enhance and supplement district and staff programs and projects.

Foundation activities:

  • Support educational enrichment activities to promote student development

  • Encourage partnerships between schools and the community

  • Provide grants for innovative ideas and programs

  • Fund and administer DDEF and community scholarships

  • Facilitate cooperative ventures among the Foundation, community groups and the school district to meet human or social service needs

 
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Meet the Board

 
 

Beverly Fischer

President,
Scholarship Committee Chair, Investment Committee

Frieda Christopher

Treasurer,
Investment Committee

Jo Carney

Secretary,
Investment Committee

 

Suzie Albin

Board Member

Christine Larsen

David Douglas School Board Liaison

Cherie-Anne May

Board Member

 

Anna Pickel

Board Member

Linda Beith

Grant Committee Chair

Representative Jeff Reardon

Honorary Board Member

 
 
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Impact on Community

Since 1991, we have presented over $421,000 in grants for innovative educational ideas and opportunities and $78,000 in scholarships for graduating seniors. We have held 20 dinner/auctions, with over $350,000 in profits, seven chili challenges, wine tours, product sales and pledge campaigns. We have earned the honor of managing gift endowments as well as being remembered in living trusts/wills.

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Donors & Supporters

Thank you to those who have stepped up and provided special support to DDEF and the programs it supports including the David Douglas CTE/STEAM program, special grants programs, music and the arts, Kids Fund, etc.  Your generosity makes a difference to the students and teachers of David Douglas School District.

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We think the David Douglas Educational Foundation is a great way for Alumni and friends of the DDSD to support key educational initiatives that lead to excellent student outcomes. Our investments in the Early Learning program at Earl Boyles and College Possible have helped students without the financial means and from diverse backgrounds achieve their goals through evidence-based best practices.
— Marta (DD Class of 1967) and Ken Thrasher, donors to DDEF

 

people and businesses we want to thank

 
  • Suzie Albin

  • Linda Beith

  • Fred Brace

  • Jo Carney (personal donations and PGE match for volunteer hours)

  • Frieda Christopher

  • Heide Cole

  • DDEF Staff ($5 Campaign payroll deduction)

 

  • DeMorest Family Foundation

  • Beverly Fischer

  • Sarah Gonzalez

  • Stan Geiger & Marilynn Stribbling

  • Aaron Hockett (match donation from Microsoft)

  • Kathleen Howlett

  • Ken Hutchins (match donation from The Standard (Insurance)

  • Catherine Jones (through United Way)

  • Christine Larsen

  • Annette Mattson (match from PGE)

  • Cherie-Anne May

  • Crete Ann Miller Trust

  • Anna Pickel

  • Monica Rodal

  • Kamala Skipper (through United Way)