OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
FBO is a nonprofit organization and a project of Oregon philanthropy, supported by The Ford Family Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, the Collins Foundation, the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, and the Oregon Community Foundation. As a collaborative effort, our Board upholds a commitment to bridging vantage points, leveling access to power, and looking beyond the horizon for Oregon’s children and families.
Cynthia is the CEO of The Collins Foundation, where she has worked since 1998. Over the past several years, Cynthia has led the Foundation’s pursuit to centralize diversity, equity and inclusion as core values in the Foundation’s operations and grantmaking, leading to measurable growth and change throughout the organization. After receiving her BA and MA in Art History from the University of Oregon, Cynthia dedicated her early career to community arts management. She served eight years on the Oregon Arts Commission, including three as chair, and is a past president of Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Truman serves as the President of The Collins Foundation, a board member of The Collins Companies, and as a trustee of Willamette University and the Collins Medical Trust. He earned his undergraduate degree from Willamette University in 1986 and his Master's degree in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1987. He worked for 25 years as a software developer in the field of electronic design automation.
Michelle is the President and CEO of Meyer Memorial Trust. She began her career as a community organizer in New York and is particularly passionate about social, economic and environmental justice for people of color, women, indigenous peoples, and low-income communities. She has previously served in the Obama administration as assistant administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as a program officer at the Ford Foundation, and as dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at The New School in New York. Michelle holds a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University, a JD from Fordham Law School, an honorary doctorate from Fordham University, and a MPA from Baruch College, where she was a National Urban Fellow.
Toya is Executive Director of Stand for Children, Oregon and Board Chair at Meyer Memorial Trust. As one of the primary authors of Ballot Measure 98 and a leader who played a pivotal role in the Student Success Act, Toya strives to ensure schools are equitable for all. Her determination to help students succeed is rooted in her own upbringing, as the first member of her extended family to graduate from college, and in her previous experience as a middle school teacher in Baton Rouge and in Washington, D.C., an education policy staffer for former Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, and as an advocate with the Alliance for Excellence in Education.
Anne is the President of The Ford Family Foundation. She joined the Foundation after 19 years at The Aspen Institute (New York), where she founded and directed the Aspen Roundtable on Community Change, a national resource center that advises policymakers, funders and practitioners on strategies for improving outcomes for low-income children, families and communities. Anne holds a master’s degree in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University and a bachelor of arts degree in English from Tufts University. She serves on the Portland Branch Board of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank and the Governor of Oregon's Early Learning Council.
Martha is the Executive Director of the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. Before joining the Foundation, she was President and Co-Owner of The Collins Group, a consulting firm providing management and fundraising counsel throughout the Northwest, and also held management positions with arts organizations in Minneapolis and Portland. She currently serves on Oregon’s Educator Advancement Council, and has served in a volunteer role with numerous cultural and charitable groups, including the Regional Arts and Culture Commission, Oregon Cultural Trust, Northwest Business for Culture and the Arts, and the Oregon Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Lane is a partner in the law firm Shetterly Irick and Ozias in Dallas, Oregon, and a board member of the Oregon Community Foundation. He previously served seven years in the Oregon Legislature, including as Speaker pro tem of the House, before resigning to become director of the Department of Land Conservation and Development. Lane also volunteers on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the Northwest Oregon Leadership Council, the Oregon Environmental Council, and Salem Health. He graduated from Western Oregon University and from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College.
Bill is a board member of the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation. His career has spanned banking, real estate development, and, for a brief time, community newspaper publishing. He is also on the board of Oregon Public Broadcasting, and is a past board member of The Nature Conservancy, the University of Oregon Foundation, the Clackamas Community College Foundation, and Trillium Family Services, among many others. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon and a MBA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Carrie co-owns and operates Thompson Timber Company in Corvallis, and serves on the board of The Ford Family Foundation. She previously worked as an elementary and middle school teacher for Corvallis Public Schools, and holds a current Oregon Teacher’s Certificate as she continues to substitute teach in the Corvallis and Philomath areas. In addition to managing a family foundation and a family-owned private equity fund, Carrie serves on the board of the Corvallis Youth Symphony Foundation. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington.
Max is the President and CEO of Oregon Community Foundation. As a lawyer, former legislator, and leader of the Oregon Department of Corrections, Max’s professional and volunteer experiences have been directed towards both preserving and improving the state that he loves. Under Max’s leadership, OCF is transforming individual philanthropy into sustained, community-driven impact, forging partnerships with thousands of nonprofit organizations and other philanthropic funders on initiatives and projects that invest in innovation, convene stakeholders, and catalyze positive change. His commitment to research and data-driven solutions has resulted in the creation of one of the largest research and evaluation teams of any community foundation in the country.
FBO Member Foundations
The James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation envisions an Oregon where the arts thrive in supportive communities, and educational systems support the effectiveness of teaching and learning in every classroom.
Meyer Memorial Trust works with and invests in organizations, communities, ideas, and efforts that contribute to a flourishing and equitable Oregon.
Oregon Community Foundation is a statewide community foundation whose mission is to improve the lives of all Oregonians through the power of philanthropy.
The Ford Family Foundation invests in supporting "successful citizens and vital rural communities," making grants to public charities and agencies predominantly benefiting communities in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, California.
The Collins Foundation invests in Oregon nonprofit organizations, both rural and urban, that are dedicated to improving quality of life and well-being for the people in their communities.
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