Governance & Strategic Operations of The Gordon Elwood Foundation Timeline

The Gordon Elwood Foundation is a private foundation that distributes grants for educational, human service, and other charitable purposes, with a principal geographic focus in Oregon's Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Curry counties.

"We are not in the business of building buildings... that is for others to do, design, vision, and use. We are about finding, nurturing, creating, and helping to build foundations for the communities in Southern Oregon." - Burke Raymond, 2013

1999-06-01 00:00:00

The Gordon Elwood Foundation is created

The Gordon Elwood Foundation is committed to fulfilling Gordon's legacy by offering a hand up to those in need.

1999-06-02 00:00:00

Founding board members are appointed to create Gordon’s legacy

John Harmon, John Duke, Daniel Kosmatka, Jan Murphy, Stephanie Johnson, Burke Raymond, and Mike Heverly meet with Gordon and talk about his legacy.

1999-06-03 00:00:00

Decision to serve four regional counties

Articles of Incorporation filed to serve Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, and Curry Counties.

1999-12-01 00:00:00

Financial portfolio

Assets listed as $1,030,000 in application for 501(c)(3) status.

1999-12-04 00:00:00

Gordon L. Elwood passes away

Gordon Elwood, a lifelong native of the Rogue Valley, lived a remarkably Spartan existence.

1999-12-05 00:00:00

John Duke appointed as President for the Foundation

Board member John Duke is appointed as the President.

1999-12-07 00:00:00

First grant applications

The Board makes the decision to solicit grant applications from the Red Cross, Salvation Army, YMCA, & Humane Society.

2000-03-01 00:00:00

First press releases

The Gordon Elwood Foundation is announced to the public through press releases.

2000-03-02 00:00:00

Welcome Jim Maddux

Jim Maddux is appointed to the Grants Committee.

2000-03-03 00:00:00

Application process

The Board of Trustees extends a request for proposal to Red Cross, Salvation Army, YMCA and Humane Society in four counties.

Governance & Strategic Operations of The Gordon Elwood Foundation Timeline

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