The Deschutes Rim Clinic Foundation is a new Oregon corporation and a 501(c)(3) non-profit. It was formed in memory of Deanna McDowell, who passed away in September of 2013. She was a tireless volunteer in the South Wasco County area and was instrumental in the building of the Canyon Rim Assisted Living facility.
The Foundation is intended to support the Deschutes Rim Health Clinic in providing quality health care and services to the residents of South Wasco County, and is located in Maupin, Oregon. The Clinic provides economic opportunity and stability in year-round, long-term employment for qualified staff.
The Foundation's proceeds are used to assist low-income/non-insured residents with necessary care (medications, supplies or office visits), replacement of expensive medical equipment, and also to be the fundraising arm to build a larger medical clinic building for expansion of hours, specialty services and necessary staff to sustain our quality of care commitment.
We also have a sliding financial scale, eligibility for which is based on the lack of insurance and low income per federal poverty level scales.
Deanna’s husband Tom has donated a John Deere tractors in her memory to a live auctions for the Lenore Walters Scholarship fund and Deschutes Rim Clinic Foundation.
Deanna’s tireless efforts to support her community have been felt in Dufur as well as throughout South Wasco County.
In this spirit, we can all serve her memory by paying it forward to help the less fortunate in our communities. Won’t you pledge to our foundation?
If you would like to make a donation to The Foundation, you may write a check to the Deschutes Rim Clinic Foundation, notating “Donation” on your check.
Mail it to us at PO Box 219, Maupin, OR 97037-0219.
We will gratefully accept and acknowledge your gift with an official letter for tax deduction. If you have any questions, please give us a call at (541) 395-2911.