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Mission Statement:  "The Foundation's purpose is to continue the Chambers legacy in our business community"

The Grants Pass & Josephine County Chamber of Commerce Foundation is pleased to announce its partnership with KOBI-TV NBC 5 to support KOBI's new community-wide movement "Are You Ready?".   

The Foundation would like to join with five organizations as partners to:

  1. Increase school readiness, retention and graduation
  2. Re-engage students that have dropped out of school
  3. Encourage ongoing adult education and workforce training

The mission of the "Are You Ready?" campaign is to build responsible citizens in Southern Oregon that are informed, engaged, connected, caring and work-ready.
The Foundation seeks 5 organizations willing to committ $1,000 per year from 2009 through 2011 to support this campaign.  This a minimum three year commitment to making a difference.               

Our partners are:

     1.  Josephine County Sportsman Association Pistol Silhouette Club                   
     2.  The Chamber Foundation
     3.  KOBI - TV  NBC 5


While continually having the best interests of the Chamber in mind, the Foundation Board has been charged with developing and implementing an investment policy. Since the Foundation is a mere fledgling, considerable work and education is currently being done to discover ways to build investment policy funds to a sustainable level.

The Foundation’s purpose is to build a vehicle that will continue acquiring wealth. At a future date it would fund projects that have special significance to our community while meeting requirements that align with the Foundation goals and policies. Meeting the Foundation goals and objectives is very important to the sustainability of future projects.

If you have questions please contact Jon Jordan at the Chamber office or any of our Foundation Board members.

Bruce Bartow,  (Board President)

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