About JCEF

Mission Statement

Josephine County Educational Fund provides scholarships and grants to students in schools throughout Southern Oregon with a focus on Josephine County. Awards are based on demonstrated leadership and co-curricular activities, academics and need, and are funded by donations from individuals, businesses, service clubs and class alumni.

Who We Are

From humble beginnings in 1964, Josephine County Educational Fund, Inc. or JCEF is proudly celebrating 54 years of operation. With over 200 individual fund accounts, we recently hit a major financial milestone by surpassing the $6 million mark. In scholarship awards ceremonies this past Spring, JCEF awarded $630,000 in scholarship awards to students throughout Josephine County. With donor support, we can continue to grow and increase the level of financial support to area young people to help them realize their full potential and keep up with the ever-escalating costs of higher education.

As a 501 (3) (c) public foundation, JCEF is committed to helping local students achieve their dreams of further higher education by providing financial assistance through the award of scholarships and book grants to local graduating seniors at: Grants Pass High School, Hidden Valley, Illinois Valley and North Valley High Schools. Recently, JCEF expanded partner relationships with four new schools: Brighton Academy and New Hope Christian School in Grants Pass, Rogue River High School in Jackson County and Glendale Jr/Sr. High School in Douglas County. We look forward to providing additional financial assistance to expanding student populations.

We could not fulfill our mission without the generous support of donors who support what we do by making annual, periodic or sustaining gifts of any size or, who choose to include JCEF in personal estate plans, thereby leaving a lasting legacy to benefit future generations of students.

Thank you to our generous donors who continue to support the scholarship dreams of youth in our community by funding what we do. Please read further to become acquainted with our valued community Board members who do so much to support the mission and work of our scholarship foundation in countless ways through their gifts of time, talent, professional expertise and philanthropy.


Executive Director

Quin Collins joined the Josephine County Educational Fund in February 2018. Quin was born and raised in Grants Pass, Oregon and is a graduate of Grants Pass High School. She received a Bachelor’s of Science from Oregon State University and a Master’s in Management from Southern Oregon University. Quin comes to the foundation with over a decade of experience in nonprofit administration and is passionate about developing opportunities for the community to invest in students. Quin is active in the community as a current member of the Grants Pass School District 7 Budget Committee, Grants Pass Kiwanis Club, and the Rotary Club of Grants Pass and serves on the Boards of Neighborhood Partnerships and the Three Rivers Community Orchestra.

Quin can be contacted by email at quin@jocoedfund.org or in the office at 541-476-2196.

2017-2018 Board

Executive Board

John (Jack) E. Davis

President and Director
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Judith (Judie) L. Drummond

Vice President
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Sean Ward

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Board of Directors

Thomas (Tom) W. Drummond

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William (Bill) Flaming

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Constance Palaia Marr

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Coleen Moore

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Donna Zimmerman Tellyer

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