About the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon Foundation

About the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon Foundation

The Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon Foundation was established in 1998 to encourage financial aid and community support for the education, health care, and community service ministries of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon.

We exist to serve and sustain the community care efforts of the Sisters while honoring their rich spiritual legacy founded nearly 140 years ago.

We fulfill this mission through relationship-building, fundraising, stewardship, and marketing.

Learn more about the ministries we support:

SSMO Foundation Staff:

Foundation team photo
Foundation staff – left to right – Sharlayne Buuck, Sabrina Blue, Patricia Blood, Caroline Fogarty, Colleen Gotze, Sean Lottman

Patricia Blood
Executive Director
[email protected]
503-718-6485 ext. 5485

Sharlayne Buuck
Director of Development
[email protected]
503-718-6484 ext. 5484

Sabrina Blue
Director of Major Gifts
[email protected]
503-718-6480 ext. 5480

Caroline Fogarty
Events Manager
[email protected]
503-718-6486 ext. 5486

Colleen Gotze
Alumni Relations Manager
[email protected]
503-718-6482 ext. 5482

Sean Lottman
Database Manager
[email protected]
503-718-6481 ext. 5481

SSMO Foundation Board of Directors:

Genevieve Long
Chair 

Chief People Officer
Smile Direct Club

Andy Schaer
Vice Chair

Portfolio Manager
Columbia Bank

James Eisenhardt
Treasurer
Retired

Greg Gilbert
Secretary

Owner
Independent Dispatch Inc.

Dr. Thompson Faller, II
Director

Retired
University of Portland

Sr. Denise Klaas
Director
Vicar General
Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon

Thomas C. Melillo, DPM
Director

Physician and Surgeon
Westside Foot and Ankle Specialists

Sister M. Juliana Monti
Director                     

Music Instructor
Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon

Patricia Blood
Ex-Officio

Executive Director
Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon Foundation