Paddy Pint Run registration open

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This is the fourth annual St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run/Walk with distances of 5K and 1mile through Prineville.  Costumes are encouraged and awards are given at the post event party located in downtown area.  Proceeds benefit the Tooth Taxi and Crook County Foundation.

Registration is open and conveniently online.  Click here to get your green on!

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Exciting announcement!

We are launching our 2016 annual fund drive and are excited to announce that through the generosity of the John and Linda Shelk Foundation, donations made by new donors or by donors returning after an absence, will be matched dollar for dollar. 

We encourage you to make a special year-end contribution to help us meet our $10,000 goal. With your investment to our community the Crook County Foundation can continue to build positive futures for our children, families, businesses, and civic groups as we foster leadership, education and the arts. 

We simply cannot do it without you.  Your support makes a real and lasting impact on our community. Click here to read our annual report which highlights our year’s work and presents some of our programs.  

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Meet our new executive director

The Crook County Foudaleena_headshotndation is pleased to announce the hiring of new Executive Director, Daleena Green. Daleena and her husband Jeremy made the move to Prineville in 2008 to be closer to family. She is an alumnus of Oklahoma State University where she received a bachelor degree in Agriculture Education and Leadership Studies.

Daleena’s professional experience has been in the non-profit sector, most recently serving as the Outreach Manager for Volunteer Connect and prior to that as the Executive Director of the Prineville Hospital Foundation.

Daleena is honored to represent the Crook County Foundation and looks forward to serving the community in this role as the Foundation works to achieve the mission, exemplify impacts, and grow community awareness and support.

Daleena is the mother of three young children. She cherishes time with family and friends and enjoys music, cooking and traveling. She is an active volunteer in her children’s classrooms and with her faith community at Calvary Chapel.

Daleena replaces Kara Snider, who served as director since 2014.

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Scholarship Season is Upon Us

As high school seniors prepare to finish up their final year of school, it’s time to concentrate on filling out scholarship applications and securing funds for future education. The Crook County Foundation administers over $40,000 in scholarship funds annually, and we encourage everyone to start talking about filling out applications! We have a common application, available on our website under the ‘Scholarship Applications’ tab or on the Crook County High School website (http://cchs.crookcounty.k12.or.us/counseling/scholarships/3308-2/) under the heading ‘Crook County Foundation Common’. Encourage anyone you know of scholarship age to apply!!!

The deadline is the THIRD FRIDAY IN APRIL!!!

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SCHOLARSHIPS DUE SOON!

It’s time to get those scholarship applications turned in – deadline is FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015! You can access the application from this post, on our website,  or on the Crook County High School website under ‘counseling’ ‘scholarships’ then ‘local scholarships’. Check out our Facebook page for updates. If you have any questions, please contact us!

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CCF Earns Award at 2014 Chamber Banquet

Time to ‘TOOT OUR OWN HORN’!!! The Crook County Foundation received the Community Enrichment award at the 2014 Chamber Awards Banquet!!! Way to go board members, volunteers and staff – amazing job everyone!

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What’s Brewing? is COMING!

We know you have been waiting for it since May, and it will be starting SOON! October 1st to be exact. What’s Brewing?, the community open forum for local, regional and state happenings is gearing up to present YOU with an amazing line-up of issues that you will want to know about. We are kicking off the season with a program on Facebook, looking at the economic impact in our community and talking about the NEW grant cycle that opens up to local businesses and programs. Presenters Chuck Goolsbee and Ristine Williams will also address how YOU can use Facebook for your business or non-profit. This program is sure to bring in a crowd, so you will want to be there ON TIME to get a chair! Tell your family, friends and neighbors about it and get them to come with you.

More issues will be posted as they are decided upon. If you have suggestions on topics, feel free to submit them to Kara Snider for consideration. We want to know what YOU want to know more about!

See you on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Meadow Lakes at 7 o’clock in the morning!!!

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