Continuing Our Investment in Strong Local Press Across the State

It may not yet feel like it, but we’re headed into spring, and our Oregon media partners are joining with gusto in celebrating OCF’s 50th anniversary year.  We hope you feel pride in the impact of our collective, decades-long investment in a strong local press across the state. 

This past month, OCF President and CEO Lisa Mensah sat down with KOBI’s Craig Smullin to highlight the scope and sway of a half-century of community giving. The Medford-based NBC affiliate also featured Lisa, past OCF Board Chairman Bill Thorndike and Board Member Dee Anne Everson as part of its ongoing Spirit of Community series. And on March 7, EO Media Group inaugurates OCF 50th coverage with a look back on how community philanthropy leads to lasting solutions across the state. EO’s coverage incorporates a large footprint, and readers will access these stories in the East Oregonian, Bend Bulletin, Capital Press and the Daily Astorian.  

Speaking of EO Media…A big congratulations is in order as they launch the Rogue Valley Times, a thrice-weekly Southern Oregon newspaper that fills a gap left by the closure earlier this year of the award-winning Medford Mail-Tribune. OCF is proud supporter of the Rogue Valley Times, Ashland News and many local news outlets that continue to deliver timely, relevant, community news. Coverage and reach continue with OCF underwriting an Oregon Public Broadcasting series about issues of great importance to Oregonians. The first piece launches this month and focuses on mental health, specifically featuring LifeWorks’ array of treatment programs for adolescents and young adults.  

We invite you to take a moment to celebrate strong local journalism and share these stories with your friends, neighbors and colleagues.