Regence Community Partner
In 2008, Regence adopted The Dougy Center for Grieving Children as one of a handful of Community Partner Organizations (CPOs) supported by the company. Through December 2010, Regence worked with The Dougy Center to create a long-term, rich partnership, including collaborating to identify immediate and future funding needs. As a CPO, The Dougy Center received comprehensive assistance such as financial grants, event support, board member involvement, featured placement in the Regence Employee Giving Campaign and employee volunteer support.
Regence fulfilled its goal to have a richer, more meaningful partnership that delivered more dollars and overall support to The Dougy Center and to leave the organization stronger than before the partnership began.
The Dougy Center indentified educational materials as a priority need. By supporting the Education Materials Expansion Project, Regence has funded the creation and marketing of DVDs, curriculum guides, guidebooks and/or booklets. Two of the five projects have been completed, and three others are underway.
Titles of the two completed DVDs:
• Understanding Suicide, Supporting Children
• Helping Teens Cope with Death
The remaining DVDs will cover the following topics:
• Helping Children Cope with Death (in production)
• Facilitator Skill Building
• Helping Medical Personnel Assist Families
Regence also provided unique opportunities to highlight The Dougy Center during the community partnership. For example, The Dougy Center was chosen as the beneficiary of the Regence Grand Floral Walk – a new Portland Rose Festival event in 2008. Regence and Dougy Center supporters walked side-by-side in the 2009 and 2010 events.
Despite the completion of the three-year CPO relationship, The Dougy Center has been very generously invited again to be the beneficiary of the 2011 walk.