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Brooks Resources Awards Family Resource Center $10,000 Gift

Brooks Resources Awards Family Resource Center $10,000 Gift

This week, Brooks Resources gifted local non-profit, Family Resource Center of Central Oregon with $10,000 to go towards their mission of supporting Central Oregon families through parenting education. Brooks has been a long-time supporter of the Family Resource Center and is passionate about creating healthy communities for children and families. The organization, which was founded in 1988, focuses on providing parents in Deschutes County with child raising strategies that strengthen their children’s physical, mental and social development. This mission is… more >

View of Mt Jefferson and Black Butte on 2015 Brooks Resources Calendar

View of Mt Jefferson and Black Butte on 2015 Brooks Resources Calendar

Bend, Oregon real estate company’s free 2015 calendar features scenic mountain view by local photographer Mike Houska Brooks Resources Corporation’s annual wall calendar has graced the walls of Central Oregon businesses and homes for nearly three decades. Featuring beautiful scenes from our region, this year is no different. For 2015, the horizontal format calendar features an expansive, panoramic view of Mt Jefferson and Black Butte – two iconic landmarks in Central Oregon. Mike Houska of Dogleg… more >

Cascade Mountains Featured in the 2014 Brooks Resources Annual Wall Calendar

Cascade Mountains Featured in the 2014 Brooks Resources Annual Wall Calendar

Bend, Oregon real estate company’s free 2014 calendar features scenic mountain view from North Rim by Mike Houska Brooks Resources Corporation’s annual wall calendar has graced the walls of Central Oregon businesses and homes for nearly three decades. Featuring beautiful scenes from our region, this year is no different. For 2014, a mountain view beyond the rich colors and texture of the high desert landscape is featured. Taken from the Brooks Resources’ community of North… more >

Brooks Resources Employees Vie For Charity Donations; Family Access Network Receives $5,000

New twist on giving program has employees competing to get their charity the most votes to win a significant gift Brooks Resources Corporation put a new twist on its giving program this year: employees actually competed against each other to get their charity of choice the most votes. Wednesday evening, several employees of the company gathered to hear presentations from six of their colleagues on why his or her charity deserved a $5,000 donation. When the votes came in, the… more >

Brooks Resources is First Business Partner for the SMART Reading Program

Donation from Bend, Oregon real estate company kicks off new corporate sponsorship initiative for the regional program Brooks Resources Corporation is the first Business Partner for a new 2013 fundraising initiative at Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) of Central Oregon. The real estate company, which has long supported the SMART program through volunteerism and donations, is hoping to set a precedent for other companies in the community. “We believe that having Brooks Resources be the first to sign on… more >

Deschutes River Conservancy Receives Donation from North Rim Fund

Oregon Community Foundation’s North Rim Deschutes River Fund makes significant contribution to assist the DRC in its important mission for river health   Bend, Oregon—North Rim today announced that it has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC) from The North Rim Deschutes River Fund at The Oregon Community Foundation. The money will be used for vital operating funds for the non-profit group, as it continues to pursue its mission for restoring streamflows and improving… more >

Brooks Resources Annual Wall Calendar Takes an Artistic Turn

Bend, Oregon real estate company’s free 2012 calendar features region’s public artwork For more than 25 years, beautiful Central Oregon nature scenes have graced the walls of businesses and residences in the form of the Brooks Resources annual wall calendar. In 2012, the much-anticipated calendar takes a slightly different approach with a tableau of public art from around the region, installed over the last few decades by non-profit group, Art in Public Places. Art… more >

Bend Foundation Makes Significant Donation to Prineville’s Bowman Museum

$25,000 grant from Brooks Resources Corporation’s philanthropic arm will help to fund the museum’s expansion project Prineville, Oregon – The Bend Foundation, the philanthropic arm of real estate company Brooks Resources, donated $25,000 to the Bowman Museum expansion project last week at a special event in Prineville. The expansion project’s capital campaign, dubbed “Let’s Make History!”, is focused on raising enough funds to serve more visitors through new exhibits, meetings and research areas. “My Board… more >

Romy Mortensen Joins Board for Art in Public Places

Brooks Resources vice president to advise nonprofit arts organization in marketing and outreach Bend, Oregon – Art in Public Places, which has been placing art in the Bend, Oregon community since 1973, recently announced the addition of Romy Mortensen as a member of its board of directors. Mortensen will be working with the rest of the board to fulfill the organization’s mission of enhancing the cultural environment and quality of life for the citizens of Bend and… more >

The Bend Foundation Commits $100,000 to Local Social Service Agencies

Bend, Oregon charitable foundation, founded by Brooks Resources Corporation and its predecessors,  contributes money to benefit Central Oregon Bend, Oregon – The Bend Foundation Board of Trustees met recently in Bend, Oregon and unanimously approved  $100,000 of contributions to be divided among several core social service and Arts organizations that have a significant impact on the health and well-being of the Central Oregon community. “We recognize the huge impact that charitable organizations have on our local community, and the… more >

Brooks Resources’ President confirmed to State Board of Higher Education

Governor Kulongoski’s State Board of Higher Education appointment of Bend real estate developer Kirk Schueler was confirmed last week by the Oregon State Senate. Succeeding Board member Howard Sohn of Roseburg, who served from 2004 to 2008, Schueler’s 4-year (plus a partial year) term on the Board began on February 25, 2009 and runs through June 30, 2013. Paul Kelly, president of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education, said, “Kirk Schueler brings a broad set of experience and skills… more >

NorthWest Crossing Cottage Becomes Part of Housing Works Program

Bend, Oregon – NorthWest Crossing, an award-winning Central Oregon neighborhood, today announced that Housing Works has purchased a cottage for its housing program in Bend. The construction of the home was made possible through a partnership of several local companies. West Bend Property Company, the developer of NorthWest Crossing, donated the homesite. Craftsman Homes and their team of subcontractors and suppliers donated time and materials for the home. “Creating partnerships like this, that benefit the economic and social security of… more >