Donor Recognition

Community Health Center Donor Recognition

Donor Recognition Panel

Individual room number tiles

As part of the remodeling of the Community Health Center Clinic in Medford, Oregon, a donor recognition wall was designed with a ceramic landscape depicting the mountains and rivers of southern Oregon.

The clinic was fully remodeled in 2012 with support from the community, businesses, individuals and organizations i the rogue Valley of Southern Oregon.  As a means to honor and celebrate the specific donors,the recognition panel was created.  The Rogue River has been represented in a ceramic relief panel at the top of a framed panel made by southern Oregon woodworker, Andrew Frohlich.

In addition to the main donor recognition panel in the reception area of the clinic, individual rooms are designated by a single framed tile with particular sponsors identified.

Community Health Center Donor Recognition Panel

Community Health Center Donor Recognition Panel

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Rogue Community College

The Rogue Community College Foundation selected Susan Springer to create two Donor Recognition walls for the two campuses in Southern Oregon.

In the lively, colorful style of Illahe Tileworks, each of the donor recognition walls contains a central panel depicting the RCC logo,  surrounded by the names of individual and corporate donors.  Also included are tiles representing the various academic and vocational programs of the college.  The donor recognition walls are beautiful and permanent additions to the RCC campuses and are easily accessible for viewing by all.

  At the Riverside Campus in Medford Oregon, the tiles are set in an oak frame just inside the entrance of the main building.

At the Main “Redwood” campus, located in Grants Pass, Oregon, the free standing cement block wall is located at the center of the campus.  Featuring quotes by the four central founders, the wall stands to recognize and honor the major donors to the school.

Goodwill Industries

A fire in 1996 destroyed the Goodwill Center in Klamath Falls,Oregon.  In an act of renewed commitment to this southern Oregon community, Goodwill purchased 2.25 acres of land and built a new facility, which opened in the fall of 1998.  This action was made possible largely through material and cash donations from the local community.

The staff at Goodwill then embarked upon a special venture.  They called upon the artisans at Illahe Tileworks to create a “Donor Recognition Wall” honoring those who had given financial support to the new facility and to the mission of Goodwill International.  Susan Springer, artist and owner of Illahe Tileworks, worked with the staff to custom design the wall that would incorporate the logo of Goodwill, while creating a distinctive art piece to grace the community.

The Donor Recognition Wall consists of a 30 square foot panel of ceramic tiles with names printed on them.  These 60 tiles, measuring 6” x 6”, contain up to eight names of Goodwill supporters.  The Goodwill logo was replicated in brightly glazed ceramic tiles and incorporated into the overall design of the wall.  It stands as a constant symbol of the community’s commitment and to the mission of Goodwill Industries; “Helping to Create a Better Community!”

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