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Strengthening Community

Through Improved Education

Welcome From The Board

Thanks for joining us. We hope that you will take a few moments to familiarize yourself with this site. We are very pleased with your visit and it is our wish that it may frequently provide you with something of interest about C.E.F. and our doings.

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Featuring The Latest Doings

CEF Happenings

Scholarships for Graduates

At this time each year, several Corbett Education Foundation (CEF) board members have the daunting task of matching donor provided scholarship criteria with the student applications.  In most years since its inception, CEF has been able to award a scholarship to every qualified applicant. 

This year, however, the matching process has been more difficult and precarious due to the volume of applications received and dwindling financial resources.  Board members are working to expand our donor base in order to ease this shortfall.  If you, or anyone you know, are interested in providing assistance to our graduates, please let us know as soon as possible.

We still have a few more days before the final cuts have to be made.  Let’s help these students further their education; no contribution is too small or too large.

How To Help

Part of the mission of the Corbett Education Foundation is to help Corbett graduates continue their education and training beyond high school graduation.  This website is one tool utilized to help accomplish our mission.  We use it to highlight our donors, to provide students access to our scholarship program, to “market” the scholarships provided, and to share education and training resources.  We hope that you will visit this site often to stay informed about our activities and to discover ways you can help us to help our youth – the graduates of Corbett School District #39.

Below are a couple of suggestions on how you can help provide immediate assistance to CEF.  AND they won’t cost you anything except a few minutes of your time!  Please read these brief outlines of the Amazon.Smile and Fred Meyer Community Rewards programs and then visit the websites provided to learn more.


Would you like to support the Corbett Education Foundation scholarship program at no cost to you?

Do you shop online at Amazon.com?  If the answer is “Yes”, then you are in a perfect position to provide immediate assistance to the Corbett Education Foundation.

As many of you know, the Corbett Education Foundation has been awarding scholarships to Corbett graduating seniors and alumni since 2000.  We are currently facing a challenge as the number of requests for our scholarships is continually growing, requiring a proportionate need to increase our donor base.

You shop. Amazon gives.


Amazon.com offers a program called AmazonSmile which provides donations to non-profit organizations like Corbett Education Foundation at absolutely no cost or loss of awards to the purchaser!!  This program is Amazon’s philanthropic program, funded entirely by Amazon, but directed by Amazon shoppers.  The donations come directly and automatically to us once you have signed up.  The donation amount is based on the dollar value of the participant’s purchases.

Please visit smile.amazon.com today to learn more and select “Corbett Education Foundation” as the non-profit of choice.  Procedures are on the website noted here.


Would you like to support the Corbett Education Foundation Scholarship program at no cost to you?

This sounds too good to be true, but it’s not!  If you shop at Fred Meyer and use a Rewards Card, you can routinely donate to our scholarship fund and it doesn’t cost you a single penny!

Corbett Education Foundation has been awarding scholarships to Corbett graduating seniors and past graduates since 2000.  We are currently facing a challenge as the number of scholarship requests is continually growing, requiring a proportionate need to increase our donor base.

Fred Meyer Community Rewards


Fred Meyer offers a program called “Community Awards” which donates $650,000.00 every three months to non-profit organizations such as CEF with no loss of awards points or cost to the participating customer. The donations will be sent directly to CEF each quarter based on purchases connected to your Fred Meyer Rewards Card. The funds we receive are paid by Fred Meyer, but you help determine how much we earn based on your shopping trends.

To get started, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/topic/community-rewards-4 and select “Corbett Education Foundation” as the non-profit of choice.  Just follow the procedure on this Fred Meyer website.


Your generosity will occasionally be returned here with the sharing of articles and opportunities to enrich your lives.  We hope to pass along some humor, magic, beauty, and uniqueness to nurture a love of learning about our world.  Please check back frequently.

Scholarship Connections


The scholarship program at Corbett Education Foundation provides assistance to students seeking to continue their education beyond high school.  Starting with just one scholarship award in 2000 and progressing to forty-four scholarships in 2015, the core of this program is our dedicated and selfless donors.  Some of these individuals, families, businesses, and organizations fund their scholarship year after year.  These friends and neighbors provide money to enable a young person they don’t even know to continue his/her education.  Since students are eligible to renew their requests, these donors might be providing support to the same young person for up to six years and then move on to support another student after that.

We are extremely grateful for our family of donors and we intend to introduce you to these remarkable people.  We hope you have an opportunity to join us in thanking these extremely generous and caring folks.

It is our great privilege to proudly introduce you to Dona and Bob Layton.

Thank you, Bob and Dona


Each year the Doug Layton Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a Corbett graduate or past graduate.  Dona and Bob generously make this scholarship available as a tribute to their son who was a past Corbett student.  Residents of the community as a married couple for 60 years, Dona and Bob have been familiar faces in our area for a long time and both are Corbett High School alumni.

Dona Layton, volunteer and donor.


Dona was known to many students while working for the Corbett School District in the school and superintendent’s offices for 30 years, retiring in 1995.  Prior to retirement, Bob was often seen driving dump truck or heavy equipment in our community as a member of the Multnomah County Road Department for over 34 years.  Besides being dedicated scholarship donors, both Dona and Bob are tireless volunteers.  Dona has been a CEF board member since the organization’s inception and currently holds the position of secretary.

Bob Layton, volunteer and donor


Bob has been a member of Multnomah County Rural Fire Protection District No. 14 for over 57 years and served as chief for 4 years.  Thank you, Dona and Bob! Your many, many contributions to our community and the CEF scholarship program are greatly appreciated!

Ambassadors’ Corner

Our foundation relies on students to encourage their peers to complete the CE.F. scholarship application. These student volunteers, whom we call our STUDENT AMBASSADORS are assisted by a parent volunteer (Parent Ambassador) who can gently guide them when and if needed to ensure that all seniors learn about the importance of continued education and training whether it is in the form or traditional college/university, trade school, technical or specialized training or military service which now nearly always includes technical training.

Josh Layton ~ Student Ambassador

Josh Layton is a fantastic student, mean sax player, and varsity member of the Corbett Track and Field team.  He has volunteered his time through many organizations including Key Club International.  He is also quite the character on stage having honed his talents in the Corbett Children’s Theater.


Cedar Mackaness ~ Student Ambassador

Cedar Mackaness is another one of Corbett High School’s fine students, a varsity member of the high school Track and Field team and a volunteer through Key Club International.  He is an avid hiker and outdoorsman and has considered pursuing a career in environmental sciences.