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The Jerri Walker-DePriest Memorial Endowment Fund is a scholarhsip fund that was established in 1996 and benefits graduates of Dufur HS. The Fund has grown to $170,000 and has awarded $31,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education. The ultimate goal of the Fund is to provide a post-secondary education to every graduating Senior from Dufur HS.

Each year a fund-raising dinner, oral auction, and silent auction are held the 3rd Saturday of September for the scholarship fund. This event is rapidly becoming one of the premier social events in the Mid-Columbia area. The theme for this years event is 'Hollywood Nights', and will be held September 20, starting at 6 pm. Additional funds are received from a spaghetti dinner in February, memorials, wills, and private donations. An anonymous donor matches up to $10,000 of the funds raised each year. We are currently searching for more matching fund partners.

Some of the items auctioned the last several years were a cabin cruiser, vacation packages to the Oregon Coast, Trailblazer, Mariners, and Seahawks tickets, and guided hunting or fishing trips. Donated items or services for the auction this year are being sought. If you are able to assist with the event this year, or wish to make a financial donation, or become a matching fund partner, please contact me at the address below or All donations are tax deductible.

Thank you for your support in the past and if possible, please plan to attend this years dinner and auction.

Thank you,
Bill Albrecht ('63)
Board Member
Jerri Walker-DePriest Endowment Fund
802 N.E. Fifth Street
Dufur, OR 97021