Deschutes Children's Foundation names 2 new board members

BEND, Ore. - Deschutes Children’s Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors: Carly Carmichael and Luke Ross, community members who bring valuable skills and a passion for DCF’s mission to provide the space and support where nonprofits succeed at helping children and families thrive.


Carmichael is the Assistant Vice President, Business Client Advisor at Summit Bank, a local community bank focused on business banking and lending. She offers nearly 20 years of experience in business and financial management, corporate communication, marketing, and public relations. Carly is also a board member of the Central Oregon Food Cluster.


Rent expenses are high throughout our region,” shares Carmichael, “so having significantly reduced rent and the elimination of concern for facilities maintenance, charities housed in DCF locations can focus their time and money on their organizational missions and what they do best – serving their communities.”

Born and raised in Bend, Ross is an Asset Manager and Broker with Compass Commercial Real Estate Services. He has already begun to use his professional expertise as a member of the facilities committee, helping steward and oversee management of Deschutes Children’s Foundation’s four community campuses in Bend, Redmond, and La Pine.


“Deschutes Children’s Foundation is an amazing organization because of its broad reach,” says Ross. “It helps so many other nonprofits throughout the area.”

Carmichael agrees. “I have always respected the reach DCF has in our community. The amount of charities that DCF houses and helps is the core reason I joined the board.”

About Deschutes Children’s Foundation:

Established in 1990, Deschutes Children’s Foundation’s mission is to provide the space and support where nonprofits succeed at helping children and families. Over 20,000 children and families receive help from 25 nonprofits at Deschutes Children’s Foundation’s four community campuses every year. 

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