A Mission of Giving

Partner Fund

Lance Michael Emmons Scholarship

Is dedicated to those whose lives have been enriched by music. To help celebrate Lance’s love for music, Dotty and Jim Stapleton and their family have dedicated themselves to helping others who feel this passion achieve their academic goals through this scholarship. The Lance Michael Emmons Music Scholarship is offered to senior high school students who are pursuing a music degree at any Oregon higher educational facility. It was established in 2009 and they have awarded scholarships to two local high school students: Donte Holloway, Roseburg High School and Scotti Matney, Sutherlin High School.


The Jeanne Hatfield/Zelma Taylor Memorial Fund

Has been established to focus on the special-needs youth and young disabled adults of Douglas County. The intent of the fund is to support and help establish programs in Douglas County that enable this special population to develop physically and emotionally to their fullest potentials. The programs supported by the fund have been a two-week sports camp; YMCA Partners Sport Camp (formerly Camp Shriver). The summer sports camp is unique in that participants of the camp are made up of 50% youth with a disability and the other 50% students without a disability; The Douglas Education Service District’s Motor Activities Training Program where severely disabled youth participate in a full-day sports program. Most of these students are wheelchair bound and are accompanied by non-disabled students of the school districts;  Bowman’s Fishing Pond in Olalla, Oregon. The pond is dedicated for the use of disabled youth and elderly of Douglas County; The WISH project; working toward providing special housing for disabled young people transitioning to independent living accommodations; and Umpqua Valley disAbilities Network, financial support to encourage more emphasis on the needs of disabled youth of Douglas County.

Mark your calendars - the Taylor Hatfield Grub & Pub Crawl is set for March 18, 2017.


Martha Morse Sawyer Hospice Fund

Martha was an employee at Mercy Medical Center for 23 years before her death in 1991. Martha and her family’s last days together were improved due to the excellent care she received from Mercy’s in-home hospice care. Her husband, Roger, family and friends created this Hospice Endowment fund in keeping with Martha’s wishes to give something to the hospice program that served her so well.


Dr. McCart Scholarship Program

Dr. Chuck McCart was a beloved emergency room doctor who lost his battle with cancer in the spring of 2011. Part of Dr. McCart’s legacy is the helipad on the Mercy Campus. As an ER doctor, he was committed to ensuring that every patient who needed it should have access to life-saving air transport. It was through his personal efforts that a helipad was eventually built on the Mercy campus. So when it was time to honor him, it was decided that the helipad should be dedicated and renamed in his honor. The Dr. McCart Scholarship Program will serve to provide a scholarship(s) to a deserving paramedic student.


Sarah Beavers Partner Fund

Sarah Beavers is a survivor of a childhood cancer. At the time of her illness, the family had major medical insurance, but it did not cover all of her expenses, citing a pre-existing condition. Her family decided to create this fund with the excess monies that were received in the hope they would be able to help other families who have children fighting cancer. For the last several years, Sarah and her family have disbursed money from the fund to support Camp Millennium and Mercy Foundation’s Healthy Kids Outreach Program.


Molly McGinnis Partner Fund

Kenny and Kathy McGinnis have established this fund in memory of their daughter Molly to provide funding for events for families of special needs children, scholarships for Douglas County college students pursuing careers working with special needs children, and support research for MPS (Mucopolysaccharidoses ) and related genetic disorders.


  • “I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that all service is joy.” - Kahlil Gibran
  • “Everybody wants to save the Earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.” - P.J. O’Rourke
  • “If you were born with the ability to change someone’s perspective or emotions, never waste that gift. It is one of the most powerful gifts God can give — the ability to influence.” - Shannon L. Alde
  • “Being innovative in your philanthropy allows you to stride forward in your giving journey; you can marry your mind and heart to turn charity into lasting impact; and you can become more ambitious in your giving.” - Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen
  • “Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use.” - Gamaliel Bailey
  • “ Philanthropy is involved with basic innovations that transform society, not simply maintaining the status quo or filling basic social needs that were formerly the province of the public sector.” - David Rockefeller
  • "We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill
  • “The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation.” - Mary Ritter Beard



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