Lane, Linn, and Benton Counties

The SMART South Valley Area team implements SMART and raises funds to support SMART in Benton, Linn and Lane Counties located in the Willamette Valley.  In 2017-2018, we served 1,555 PreK through third-grade children with the help of 688 local volunteers. We are focused on recruiting more volunteers and establishing strong financial support among our communities to ensure we can continue the important work of empowering local children through reading.

Click here to read SMART South Valley’s Year-end Report.

Click here to read SMART South Valley’s 2017-18 Newsletter.


Local Staff:

Laurie McNichols
Program Manager

Shannon Ross
Program Administrator

Kari Rosenfeld Area Manager

Kari Rosenfeld
Area Manager

Volunteer Opportunities:

SMART always welcomes new volunteers! Check the Get Involved page for descriptions of various volunteer positions. For volunteer openings in the South Valley Area, click here › or call 541-726-3302.

Business Partners:

SMART Business Partners are local businesses that support SMART through financial contributions and employee volunteerism. For a list of our South Valley Business Partners, click here ›

Supporting Organizations:

  • The Baker Family Foundation
  • Benton County Cultural Coalition
  • Eugene Active 20-30 Club and Foundation
  • Lane County Cultural Coalition
  • McKay Family Foundation
  • Oregon Country Fair
  • Springfield Rotary Club

Leadership Council:

SMART Leadership Councils are groups of individuals who help SMART flourish in our local communities through fundraising and recruitment.  Thank you to our South Valley Area Leadership Council members:

Lane County

  • Amber Jackson
  • Andy Vobora
  • Cheryl Carter
  • James Oliver
  • Scott Savoian
  • Walt Norblad

Benton and Linn counties

  • Donna Cox
  • Tammy Jack
  • Xan Augerot


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