Moving forward we are continuing the commitment to build our local community through philanthropy.
In our 50th year we are sponsoring an exciting new philanthropy initiative — The Power of 50 for Education. We want to raise $50,000 to support students in south Deschutes County.
The pandemic created major issues for many students - learning loss, lack of grade level achievement, missing targets required for graduation, social isolation, emotional effects of virtual school to name just a few. Recent Bend-La Pine School District data found that historically underserved communities, especially those economically disadvantaged were particularly harmed.
The committed hardworking teachers and school personnel are doing their best to meet the unique challenges of south Deschutes County students. But, our local children and youth and their families need extra support. Over the next months we will be identifying the specific ways to help.
Please promote The Power of 50 for Education Fund to those who share our passion for helping south Deschutes County.