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Local United Way CEO joins Oregon Community Foundation board

Dee Anne Everson, who has been CEO of the United Way of Jackson County since 1997, was named to the Oregon Community Foundation board of directors to represent Southern Oregon.

Dee Anne Everson, who has been CEO of the United Way of Jackson County since 1997, will join the Oregon Community Foundation board of directors and represent the Rogue Valley for an agency that every year gives more than $100 million worth of grants and scholarships around the state.

Everson was unanimously selected Thursday by the 14 other board members as the next board member to represent Southern Oregon, according to an OCF news release. She will chair OCF’s Southern Oregon Leadership Council and serve on the board’s Community Engagement Committee and the Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Current chair of the OCF board of directors Kimberly Cooper described Everson as a “terrific addition to the board” in the release.

“Her expertise and experiences in generating community-led solutions ... will help create significant impact as we continue to come together to address the challenges and opportunities facing our communities,” Cooper stated.

Under Everson’s leadership with the United Way of Jackson County, the nonprofit has launched programs that include the Day of Caring, Women Living Leadership, Child Abuse Network, and the Southern Oregon suicide prevention campaign In This Together.

Other committees on which Everson serves include the United Ways of the Pacific Northwest board of directors and the Jackson County Juvenile Justice Committee.

Everson will replace outgoing board member and former chair Sue Naumes, who had served on the philanthropic agency’s board since 2011, archives show.