The Roundhouse Foundation was honored by their hometown school system in Sisters, OR and by regional nonprofit peers at the Association of Fundraising Professionals in November.

The Outlaw Hall of Fame

On Sunday, November 12, The Roundhouse Foundation was inducted into the Outlaw Hall of Fame for our support of Sisters schools along with six other honorees.

Roundhouse Foundation inducted into Sisters Outlaws Hall of Fame

“We believe in supporting local students,” said Executive Director Erin Borla, who is an alumna of Sisters High School. “And we are thankful to be a part of the extensive legacy of community support in the place we call home.”

The foundation’s contributions over the years have supported projects like Project Unify, leadership development, arts, music, drama, career and technical education, as well as library and book services at all three schools in Sisters School District.

We extend a big “Thank you!” to Sisters schools for their critical role in our community. And as Erin Borla said on Sunday – as reported in The Nugget – “Once an Outlaw, always an Outlaw.” We are committed to our community.

Oregon Philanthropic Organization of the Year

On November 13 – the day after the Outlaw Hall of Fame induction – staff and trustees from The Roundhouse Foundation were pleased to gather alongside industry peers from the SW Washington and Oregon Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) to celebrate National Philanthropy Day at the annual Philanthropy Awards in Portland.

During the event,The Roundhouse Foundation was recognized by AFP as Oregon’s “Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation” of the year. Roundhouse is grateful to be acknowledged for their work, and to be among these distinguished difference-makers in our region:

Black Oregon Land Trust, Innovative Philanthropic Project
Jo Marie and Steve Hansen, Outstanding Philanthropists
Caron Ogg, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Pete Sommerfeld, The Allan Price Award for Distinguished Service

The Portland Business Journal acknowledged the award in their article, “Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation: Roundhouse Foundation,” with an interview of Erin Borla and a video dedication from one of our partners, Oregon State University Foundation.

The Roundhouse Foundation is honored by these recent acknowledgements and thanks everyone who made them possible.

AFP Awards OR Foundation of the Year



Published On: December 2nd, 2023 / Categories: Featured Grant Stories, Grant News /