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Confederated Tribes of the Coos,
Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians

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February 22, 2018 For Immediate Release

Contact: Stephanie Watkins – www.threeriversfoundation.org

The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians &
Three Rivers Foundation Mark Seventh Round of Giving with Luncheon Gala

Florence, OR— February 22, 2018 marked the 7th annual gifting luncheon of the Three Rivers Foundation held at the Three Rivers Casino Resort in Florence. The Three Rivers Foundation, established by the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians as the giving arm of its Three Rivers Casino Resort, announced gifts to 24 deserving nonprofit organizations in the Tribe’s service district areas.

During this gifting cycle, the Foundation received over 150 grant proposals from non-profits located in Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane, and Lincoln counties, as well as many communities throughout Oregon. Of those proposals, the following were awarded grant dollars:

Coos County:
Bandon Police Department; Bandon, OR
Charleston Fishing Families; Coos Bay, OR
Coos County Sherriff’s Office; Coquille, OR
Dolphin Players, Inc.; Coos Bay, OR
Friends of the Lakeside Public Library; Lakeside, OR
South Coast Hospice & Palliative Care Services, Inc.; Coos Bay, OR

Curry County:
Harbor Rural Fire Protection District; Harbor, OR
The Gold Beach Senior Center; Gold Beach, OR

Douglas County:
Boys & Girls Club of the Umpqua Valley; Roseburg, OR
Douglas County Cancer Services; Roseburg, OR
Reedsport Public Library; Reedsport, OR

Lane County:
Boys & Girls Club of Emerald Valley; Eugene, OR
Florence Community PTA; Florence, OR
Florence Food Share; Florence, OR
Goldson Food Pantry; Cheshire, OR
Oregon Coast Emergency Repeater, Inc.; Florence, OR
RideAble; Springfield, OR
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4039; Creswell, OR
Willamette Family, Inc.; Eugene, OR
Yujin Gakuen/Corridor Elementary School; Eugene, OR

Lincoln County:
CASA of Lincoln County; Newport, OR
Eddyville Charter School; Eddyville, OR
View the Future; Yachats, OR

AND: The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

Tribal Council has requested we highlight some of these fine organizations in future newsletter publications. As we receive competed grant reports, we will ask Morgan to make some room so we can show you the great work these organizations provide to our communities.

Foundation Chairperson, Teresa Spangler sited some stunning data from the 24 organizations the Trustees selected. Of those 24 organizations there were 74,023 volunteer hours and even more amazing is over 190,000 people were helped through these 24 organizations.

Our successes are a reflection of the commitment and passion of our dedicated leadership. Listed below are the current trustees who ensure that the Three Rivers Foundation continues to reflect the goals and commitment of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians to our local communities.

Teresa Spangler, Tribal Council Vice-Chair; Three Rivers Foundation Chair
Jay Bozievich, Lane County Commissioner, West Lane, Three Rivers Foundation Vice-Chair
Beaver Bowen, Tribal Council Member, Trustee
Tom Grove, Appointed by the Governor, Trustee
Bob Main, Coos County Commissioner, Trustee
Chief Warren Brainard, Chief of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, Trustee
Stephanie Watkins, Director of Human Resources for the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, Trustee

The Three Rivers Foundation supports innovative ideas, collaborative approaches and grassroots efforts in the following areas: education, health, public safety, problem gambling, the arts, the environment, cultural activities and historic preservation.