Lifetime Achievement Winner: Sue Hollern
Sue has lived in Bend since the 1960s. The plan was to stay for a couple of years, but her and her husband have been here ever since. Over the 50 years she’s been in Bend, she has been involved in supporting numerous nonprofits, with a passion for helping at-risk children and promoting arts in our community. She was a founding board member of Start Making a Reader Today (SMART), Cascade Child Center and the Family Access Network. She was also a member of Oregon’s Commission on Children and Families and served as a member of the advisory board for The Oregon Community Foundation.
“She is extraordinarily generous with her time, spirit, smarts dollars and love,” her nomination form states. “When Sue locks onto a cause or sees someone or something that needs help, she jumps in with laser-like focus and makes things happen. She is an incredible advocate for those in need.”