Dawn Welch

Four Way Community Foundation Board Member
Dates of service: 2016-current

Dawn Welch (1)Dawn Welch graduated from University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. After relocating to Salem with her husband and sons, she held a position with the State Board of Psychologist Examiners prior to moving to southern Oregon. Welch served on various boards and committees, including the School District 7 Curriculum Committee and the Grants Pass/Josephine County Bikeways Committee, before beginning a 28-year career in health-care fundraising. Prior to her retirement at the beginning of 2015, Welch, who became a certified fundraising executive, served as a director for the Asante Foundation. She was an original member of the Pathways to Care Network, is a member of the Rogue Gateway Rotary Club, and continues to serve as an advisory board member for Rogue Community College. Her personal pursuits include running, cycling, traveling, cooking, reading, and spending time with family as often as possible.

“It is an honor to be part of the Four Way Community Foundation. In years past, as fundraiser for Three Rivers Medical Center, I was fortunate to witness firsthand the difference FourWay can make. Beyond its ability to provide resources for organizations to do their amazing work on behalf of others, the foundation serves a vital function with its local endorsements. Regional foundations rely upon and respect Four Way’s granting decisions and are, in turn, influenced to provide additional funding to area projects.”