Meyer Memorial Trust to Host Community Meetings in Columbia Gorge & Eastern Oregon

PORTLAND, June 5, 2013 — Today Meyer Memorial Trust – one of Oregon’s largest private foundations – announced four community meetings in the Columbia Gorge and eastern Oregon from Monday, June 24th to Thursday, June 27th, 2013.
Meyer Memorial Trust Program Officer Sally Yee will appear at these events to provide advice about seeking grants from Meyer Memorial Trust and to collect information about the needs of nonprofits and communities in the area.

The Two Way Street Tour (TWST) program began in 2007 to increase the foundation’s outreach efforts to help nonprofit organizations better understand the foundation and its programs as well as to help MMT learn more about the communities and organizations it serves.

Through May 2013, MMT staff had held meetings in 80 communities in 34 counties throughout Oregon and southwest Washington. MMT reports on the meetings on its website: http://www.mmt.org/category/blog-type/program-officers/twst.

“These TWST meetings are one way we create an on-going dialogue with our communities to better understand the issues and challenges they face and learn about the wide range of approaches they have taken to address their needs,” Meyer Memorial Trust CEO Doug Stamm said. “We hope these meetings encourage conversation, networking and sharing resources and ideas among community groups.”

The complete June 2013 schedule:
Monday, June 24th
Hood River
11-1PM
Columbia Gorge Community College – Indian Creek Campus, Room 311
1730 College Way
Contact: Michelle McGrath
michelle@gorgegrown.com
541-490-6420

Tuesday, June 25
Boardman
11-1PM
Port of Morrow
Riverfront Center – Wells Springs Room
2 Marine Drive
Contact: Dori
541-481-7678

Wednesday, June 26
La Grande
11-1PM
La Grande Public Library
2006 Fourth Street
Contact: Gabriela Comacho
541-975-2411
gabriela@oregonaction.org

Thursday, June 27
Enterprise
11-1PM
Community Connection
702 NW 1st Street
Contact: Lisa Dawson
lisadawson@neoedd.org
541-426-3598

Meyer Memorial Trust represents the personal philanthropy of Fred G. Meyer, established from his estate in 1982. MMT works with and invests in organizations, ideas and efforts that contribute to a flourishing and equitable Oregon. Since 1982 it has invested more than $580 million in Oregon and Clark County, Washington. More information at www.mmt.org.

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