Travel Lane County Charitable Fund

Making our community an even better place to live, work, play and visit!

The Travel Lane County Charitable Fund is an inclusive public benefit nonprofit organization organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. By donating to the Fund, you will help bring projects to life that will have a lasting positive impact on our community as a place to live and visit for years to come.

The Travel Lane County Charitable Fund is proud to announce its first major gift to a public benefit project that will enhance engagement for residents and visitors: the regional pickleball complex being built at Lane Community College by the Emerald Valley Pickleball Foundation! Slated for completion in 2025, this tournament-quality facility featuring 24 lighted courts will be open and available to the public, transforming lives through fun physical and social activity. As one of the largest dedicated pickleball facilities in the Pacific Northwest and with 10 of its 24 courts covered, it is expected to draw visitors to tournaments year-round.

A rendering of an outdoor pickleball facility with over a dozen courts. Covered space with solar panels, stretch along 30th Avenue at Lane Community College.

Emerald Valley Pickleball Foundation Rendering

About the Travel Lane County Charitable Fund

The Travel Lane County Charitable Fund was created to grow a stronger network of facilities, programs, and events that benefit the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region (Lane County) and enhance engagement for residents and visitors, including education, arts and culture, heritage, humanities, fitness, and sports, health, innovation, local sustainability, accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Travel Lane County Charitable Fund is an Oregon nonprofit corporation, registered with the State of Oregon and registered under the Charitable Trust and Corporation Act. Your donations to the Travel Lane County Charitable Fund may be directed to one of our identified projects or go into a fund for future giving as determined by the Fund Board.

We are in the process of gaining our tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. According to IRS regulations, contributions will be granted tax-deductible status, retroactive to the date the articles of incorporation which were filed on October 6, 2023. You may take a tax deduction for your contribution to the full extent allowed by law.

Travel Lane County Charitable Fund Board of Directors

Dana Turell, President

Kari Westlund, Secretary

Pam Whyte, Treasurer

George Rogers

Robert Canaga

Michelle Webber

Richard Boyles


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