FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Greg Chaille Named Champion of Children
Supports Parent Education StatewideFeb 18, 2011
Greg Chaillé, the president of The Oregon Community Foundation, has been named Birth To Three’s 2011 “Champion of Children.”
Chaillé received the award, which is the highest honor Birth To Three gives, based on his years of leadership and vision, which have created a brighter future for thousands of children in Oregon. Chaillé
launched statewide initiatives, including support of parent education so that parents can best nurture their children, professional development of childcare providers so that children get the best care possible, and early literacy and language development programs so that young children gain the skills they need to succeed in school.
Chaillé was honored on Feb. 18, 2011 at Cirque de Famille, Birth To Three’s fundraiser at Valley River Inn.
Chaillé has guided OCF for 23 years. He has built it into the ninth largest community foundation in the U.S. with more than $1.1 billion in assets. Established in 1973, the Foundation works with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funds to support community causes. In 2010, OCF awarded approximately $60 million in grants and scholarships around the state through more than 1,600 funds.
Birth To Three has been supported by OCF for more than 25 years, receiving funds for specific parenting projects and for general operating expenses. For 33 years, Birth To Three has provided parenting education in the Lane County, Oregon area. Nearly 90,000 parents and children have been served. Birth To Three’s vision is that every child will be nurtured by loving, skilled parents. Birth To Three is a private non-profit agency.
The Oregon Community Foundation’s Eugene office opened in 1994 and has an active local volunteer leadership council. This council advises OCF’s board of directors on community needs. Leadership Council members include Chair Marty Smith, who also serves on OCF’s board of directors; Jon P. Anderson; Ted and Marie Baker; Michael Coughlin; Steve Korth; Andy Moore; Gretchen Pierce; Silva Sullivan; Jean Tate; Carmen Urbina; Steven Wildish; Donna Woolley; and others.
More information is at OCF’s website.