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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.

~ Quick Take ~

Featuring The Latest Doings

CEF Happenings

2017 Jeff Lucas Memorial Golf Tournament

Skamaia Lodge Golf Resort

September 17, 2017 ~ 8 a.m. Registration

Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Skamania Lodge.  $100 per person.  Registration is 8:00 am and Tee-off is 9:00 am.
The golf tournament raises funds to help with stadium maintenance and to fund a scholarship awarded in Jeff’s memory to a Corbett High School graduate.


The CEF Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who participated in making our Family Fun Bingo Night a success.  We exceeded our fundraising goal for the evening and raised  over $4,000 – enough to fund eight scholarships!

There was a wide variety of prizes available and plenty of food for the 125 attendees thanks to the generosity of our 69 donors who provided goods, services, and funds.  The evening was a lot for fun for everyone and plans are underway for next year’s  event.  Be sure to join us next year!

Thank You Donors!

Active Family Chiropractic
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
Bed Bath & Beyond
Big 5 Sporting Goods
Biscuit Café
Black Bear Diner
Brilliance Salon & Day Spa
Burns Feed
Cascade Athletic Club
Chris Johns
Clackamas County Bank
Columbia Gorge Salon and Spa
Corbett Country Market
Dairy Queen
Dea’s In and Out
Ernie Smith Insurance, Inc.
Flying Pie Pizza
Fox 12 TV
Glendoveer Golf Course
Gresham Skate World
High Life Adventures
Historic Springdale Pub & Eatery
Home Depot
Hue Design
Jamakin’ Me Tan
Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches
JJ Jump
Lee Redfern Construction, Inc.
Les Schwab Tire Center
Maryhill Winery
Multnomah Falls Lodge
Nolan’s point.S Tires
Olympic Gym
OnPoint Community Credit Union
Oregon State University
Original Roadhouse Grill
Papa Murphy’s Pizza
Persimmon Country Club
Pittock Mansion
Portland Children’s Museum
Portland International Raceway
Portland Spirit
Portland Winterhawks
Pounder Oil Service
Seattle Seahawks
Shari’s Café and Pies
Shirley’s Tippy Canoe
Simply Gorgeous Salon
Skamania Lodge
Sturm’s Berry Farm
Tad’s Chicken ‘n Dumplings
Timberline Lodge
Top ‘O the Morning Coffee
Total Rental
Wells Fargo
Wildlife Safari
Wilsonville Family Fun Center

How To Help

Corbett Education Foundation Is Seeking New Board Members

Corbett Education Foundation (CEF) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization which has awarded scholarships valued at more than $268,000 to Corbett graduates over the last 17 years.
Dedicated Volunteers
Recently, the demand for our scholarships has more than doubled which has increased the CEF workload and the consequent need for more volunteers.  If you have a sincere interest in the success of our young people and enjoy working with a dedicated team to achieve a common goal, then we need to talk about our current board openings.
Tasks for board members include the following:
  • Planning and executing fundraising activities.
  • Working with current donors representing families, businesses, and service organizations.
  • Working with high school seniors and alumni in regard to scholarship applications and funding.
  • Attendance at monthly CEF board meeting where aforementioned goals and policies are developed.
If you are interested in joining our close-knit team, you can contact us through one of the following means:
  • Call 503-261-4252 during 6 pm  – 8 pm on most Monday evenings.
  • Call individual board members at home:
Deb Granberg – 503-492-8208
Dona Layton – 503-936-4072
Jim Ellis – 503-695-6520
Bob Buttke – 503-695-5204

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.

The CEF board is in the process of selecting a new student ambassador for the upcoming school year. Please be sure to check back and meet our new ambassador. We’re looking forward to introducing another amazing student to you.

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