541-773-5339, 60 Hawthorne Street, Medford OR 97504 office@unitedwayofjacksoncounty.org



Mobilizing caring to affect change.


Creating positive community change.

Strategic Pillars and Goals

Everyone is housed.

Everyone has food.

Everyone has health care.

Everyone is safe.

Equity Statement

United Way fights for the education, income, health, and transportation of every person in our community. 

We know the work of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is unique to every community around the world. Below is United Way of Jackson County’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement of Principle which outlines our commitment to building a sustainable, inclusive, and resilient organization and community.


We take the broadest possible view of diversity as we continue to learn and be inclusive. 

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.

We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the education, income, health, and transportation of every person in our community.

We believe that each United Way partner, donor, volunteer, advocate, employee, and person served must have equal access to solving community problems.

We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.

We commit to using these practices for our business, our communities, and our relationships. Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person and every family in our community.

September 2019


Community: We bring together our diverse population to discover and deliver solutions to the challenges which impact the health and well being of all of us.

Compassion: We offer opportunity, encouragement and inspiration within our community to care for one another.

Empowerment: We provide the ability to grow, collaborate and transform for individuals, organizations and communities.

Vision: We help people fulfill their potential and improve lives in our community by informing, advocating, convening and facilitating human services.

Integrity: We are honest and trustworthy providing clarity, consistency and strength in our mission.

Inclusion: United Way of Jackson County believes in inclusion.  We promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in our committees, councils, Board and staff.  We develop leaders who are educated and aware of DEI.  We work to ensure our policies and procedures honor DEI.


Accountability Standards

  • Finance committee manages financial and investment policy, hires the independent auditor, serves as uncompensated volunteers, and has three CPA members.
  • Board requires staff to be responsible for accuracy, fairness and completeness of financial statements and IRS 990.
  • Have established procedures for anonymous report of any financial concerns and ensure that any report is fully investigated.
  • Contracts with audit firm for audit and tax preparation.
  • Conflict of interest and code of ethics for staff and volunteers.
  • Accounting and records retention policies regularly reviewed.360 degree evaluation of executive director.


Board 2020-21

Brande Cowden
People’s Bank of Commerce

1st Vice President:
Aaron Hoefling
First Interstate Bank

2nd Vice President:
Don Kania
Community Volunteer

Becky Snyder
Community Volunteer

Jason Lukaszwicz
Moss Adams, LLP

Julie Barry
Ruch Outdoor Community School

Amy Belkin
Teresa McCormick Center

Kristi Bennion
Bennion Orthodontics & LDS

Charley Bolen
Hornecker, Cowling, Hassen & Heysell

Bret Champion
Medford School District 549C

Tim Clayton
US Bank

Chris DuBose
First Interstate Bank

Steve Erb
People’s Bank of Commerce

Andy Farber
Cambia/Regence BlueCross BlueShield

John Howard
Community Volunteer

Michele Jones
Community Volunteer

Rev. Christina Kukuk
United Church of Christ

Cathy Noah
Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center

Lance Reyes
Propel Insurance

Sue Slack
Community Volunteer

Mariah Smith
Rogue Credit Union

Rebecca Smith
Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Dan Thorndike
Medford Fabrication

Rebecca Vega
St. Mary’s School

Deelia Warner
Rogue Community College SBDC


Staff Directory

Located at 60 Hawthorne Street, Medford, Oregon 97504