Eugene Education Foundation Announces Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Eugene Education Foundation are excited to announce Dana Fleming as the organization’s Executive Director. Fleming brings incredible expertise, a passion for public education, and a deep knowledge of the organization. She joined EEF in 2015, most recently serving as Interim Executive Director. 

            In her new capacity as Executive Director, Fleming will provide leadership, direction, and vision for the Foundation, identifying private funding and strategic partnerships that will support EEF’s efforts to make a difference for every child and every school in the School District 4J. In a statement, Craig Smith, President of the EEF Board of Directors, praised Dana’s commitment and leadership: “Dana has been an incredible asset to EEF and to our community. Her passion and capacity will have a tremendously positive impact on our community’s contributions to our public schools.”

            Fleming has a strong connection to public education as a parent of four children who attended public schools, a teacher, a daughter of educators, and a product of public schools. Upon relocating to Oregon with her family in 2012, Fleming began to volunteer and advocate for 4J schools, serving as the head of fundraising for Adams Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization and Coordinator of PAR, Roosevelt Middle School’s parent organization. She is currently an active member of South Eugene High School’s Parent Council and is a member of the Strategy Team for the local chapter of Stand for Children. She also serves the community through her board positions on the Lane County Cultural Coalition and ArtCity Eugene. 

            Fleming earned a degree in Art History from Birmingham-Southern College in her home state of Alabama. She is excited to share her commitment to community engagement and her strong desire to make educational access and opportunities widely available to all students. 

            Please join the community in welcoming Fleming at Eugene Education Foundation’s Annual Dinner, on Tuesday, March 5, 5:30-8:00 pm, at the Ford Alumni Center on the University of Oregon campus.  For more information, or to purchase tickets to the Annual Dinner, visit EEF’s website at, or call 541.790.7744. 

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