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Testimonials2018-08-22T17:30:09+00:00

“Link2Feed is straight up the best. By asking our clients more questions, we hear more of their story, we get to know them better. This has really been the best part, taking a moment with a person and letting them tell you about what their schooling in their native country was like, or hearing about the difficulty in finding housing, or a hundred other stories.”

Travis Niemann, Program Manager • Northeast Emergency Food Program

“We are so happy. My kids are so happy too. Community Warehouse made my house full of the good stuff! No place like my house, like home. I love my home.”

Hilivaha, Community Warehouse Client

“Maybelle Center is tremendously grateful to the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund for its recent support of our capital project to refurbish the elevator in our assisted living facility, and to reconfigure and optimize our program spaces to accommodate our growing number of members, volunteers, and program offerings. Your leadership with this and other important projects has helped us to grow and develop as an organization, and has catalyzed giving from other major donors to Maybelle Center. Thank you!”

Jon Ulsh, Executive Director • Maybelle Center for Community

“Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund most recently provided us with a gift to replace the aging ovens in our central kitchen in Multnomah Village. Originally installed when our building opened in 2003, these ovens had produced more than 18 million meals for older adults in our community and had outlasted their warranty. Proteins prepared in the old ovens lost between 25 and 30 percent of their total weight. New technology in the “cook and hold” ovens installed resulted in shrinkage of just 10 percent, saving nearly $500 per week in food costs. In addition, the new ovens saved 30 percent in utility costs annually since they do not require a hood system. The new ovens allowed us to gain efficiencies, increase volume production, save significant amounts on both food purchases and utility costs and continue to serve seniors in the years to come.”

Julie Piper Finley, ABC, Director of Marketing & Communications • Meals on Wheels People

“When I lost my job at age 65, I also lost my dental coverage along with it. I went through chemo treatment for cancer. This caused my teeth to decline. I was recently able to get medical insurance, but no real dental plan. I was referred to the dental van — they got me right in. All the staff were very professional and made me feel so comfortable. The people were amazing, gentle, and kind-hearted. It is wonderful to be able to SMILE and EAT! I can’t thank you enough. God bless you.”

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“Funding from the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund has allowed us to pilot our app, Count Me In, to track children’s nutrition across institutions in four countries. With this funding, we were able to train caregivers at eight institutions to track anemia, growth, and mealtime challenges for 191 children, and subsequently make recommendations on the best ways to improve the health and nutrition of those kids. Prior to our intervention we found that 51 percent of children tested positive for anemia, 43 percent exhibited poor growth, and 62 percent of children with disabilities exhibited poor growth. I am deeply grateful for this funding because it helped us learn the best ways to deploy Count Me In, train caregivers around the world, and collect data that will impact decision makers at the highest levels.”

Mishelle Rudzinski, Executive Director, SPOON

“I don’t know what we would do without the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund! This grant is pivotal to providing disaster services in response to growing wildfires and natural disasters in the region and beyond. What’s great, is this gift also helps unlock some matching funds, which together are helping us place eight emergency response vehicles throughout the Greater Northwest. We cannot say thanks enough for this partnership.”

Cara James, Regional Philanthropy Officer, American Red Cross

“Grants from the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund have forever improved the lives of students at the University of Oregon. With the support of the Fund, young people have and will continue to realize the transformational value of a University of Oregon degree while enjoying the premier collegiate experience in the nation. We are forever grateful for the philanthropic legacy of Maybelle Clark Macdonald and her family.”

Rob Mullens, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Chairman of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee

“A generous grant awarded by MCM to the Oregon Historical Society will support the complete redesign of the core Oregon history exhibition, which will now be called “Experience Oregon.” It will include a more diverse representation of our collective story, and will be created by the inclusive community of local content designers assigned to this broadened purpose. Over 70,000 visitors, 25,000 of which will be under the age of 18, will experience the latest scholarship and cultural interpretations of Oregon’s history. The impact of a broader understanding of the history of the people of Oregon will help us truly see ourselves as we truly are: diverse, courageous, and hopeful for the truth — regardless of the challenges it may represent.”

Lori Kuechler, Oregon Historical Society