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Central Oregon Impact Summit

COCC, Wille Hall 2600 NW College Way
Event Contact Person: Amy Warrd

About this event

This event is provided by Leadership Bend 2015

The Central Oregon Impact Summit is a project of Leadership Bend Class of
2015. This group is comprised of 30 regional leaders with diverse backgrounds that share a common commitment to a better future for our community. They believe that small and mid-size nonprofit organizations in Central Oregon contribute significantly to the resilience of our region. They also understand that many of these organizations could benefit from stronger strategic business plans to ensure their sustainability.

This startup-like competition brings organizational education to 10
organizations with focus on increasing capacity, building more durable
institutions, and to better positioning these organizations in the competitive field of fundraising.

Join us for this inaugural event to watch our five finalists compete for a $10,000 prize, and vote for your favorite to receive the $1500 audience
choice award.

The 2015 Central Oregon Impact Summit finalists are:

• Better Together – Better Together is about long-term student success.
The primary purpose of Better Together is to serve as the “backbone”
which works with a wide range of stakeholders to support collective impact on long-term student success.

• Family Kitchen – Since 1986, Bend Family Kitchen, has remained unwavering in its mission to serve anyone who needs a nutritious meal in a safe and caring environment. There are no criteria, no forms to fill out.
Rather, the Kitchen provides an “island” of sorts – a calm and accepting place where all diners can feel welcome.

• Healing Reins – Healing Reins is the only nationally accredited
equine-based therapy program east of the Cascades in Oregon. Healing Reins was established in Oregon in 1999, and brings horses into the lives of
children and adults with physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral

• La Pine Community Kitchen – The La Pine Community Kitchen offers the
residents of South Deschutes County basic nutritional and social needs in a non-discriminatory manner, regardless of social status, economic ability, ethnicity, age, disabling conditions, or religious affiliation. The Kitchen serves veterans, elderly, low-income, no-income, and the homeless of La Pine and the surrounding communities.

• Latino Community Association – The Latino Community Associations mission is to empower Latino families to thrive at home and in our community,
creating opportunities for advancement and building bridges that unite and strengthen us all. Latino Community Association was founded over 15 years ago with the hopes of building a cohesive and diverse community where all people are valued and empowered to participate and contribute to the health and prosperity of Central Oregon.

Drinks and appetizers will be served.