Grants Pass, Ore., October 30, 2020— The Four Way Community Foundation will honor Grants Pass resident Doug Walker with its fourteenth annual Louis F. Schultz, Jr. Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of his decades of commitment to improving the home we share. Walker will receive the award and a check for $10,000 for the nonprofit of his choice at the Community Spirit Celebration, which this year will be held virtually.
Walker, a housing developer and general contractor, is the Chair of the Josephine County Housing Advisory Committee, past President of the board of Josephine Community Libraries, and has served on the boards of UCAN, AllCare Community Foundation, and the Library Foundation. He has been President of Rogue Gateway Rotary, a Captain at Faith House, and the volunteer “Science Guy” in Grants Pass schools. He has worked extensively to help launch Foundry Village, which will shelter the homeless.
“Doug Walker is a tireless volunteer for broad and diverse efforts that make our community better,” stated Four Way board Vice President Steve Roe, “He is always positive in his efforts to bring people and organizations together.” Doug has lived in Grants Pass for 25 years. He and his wife Beverly have three children, Maddy, Chris, and Shawn.
A special posthumous award of $1,000 will be given in honor of Harry Mackin, a stalwart local volunteer who gave generously of his time and treasure to grow efforts to feed the hungry and build a stronger community. Mackin passed away in 2020. “Harry exemplified service to others,” Roe added, “He was involved in many different organizations and always made a difference in all that he accomplished.”
Due to pandemic precautions, the Four Way Community Foundation will convert its annual dinner event to a virtual Celebration, to be held by Zoom video call on Thursday, December 10th, at 6 pm. Cheerful assistance is available to those new to this technology. A link to the event will be on the Foundation’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fourw