Willamette Announces Alumni Award Winners

Sally (Grimm) Schaefer '55
Distinguished Alumni Citation: Community Service

Sally (Grimm) SchaeferYou'd be hard pressed to find someone who has contributed more in the last 40 years to Clark County, Wash., than Sally Schaefer. The former school teacher has given her time and talents to a broad range of causes, from public schools, churches and the arts, to higher education, youth organizations and community social service groups. Named Trustee of the Year in 2000 by the Washington State Trustees Association of Community and Technical Colleges, Schaefer had served on the Clark College Board of Trustees from 1987 to 2000 as an appointee of three different governors. Considered a role model and mentor by women both in higher education and in the community, Schaefer has been named a First Citizen by Clark County for her involvement with organizations like St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Friendship Force, Washington State Ecology Commission, Friends of Hospice, Women in Action and many more. Recently, Schaefer was inducted into the Clark County Rotary clubs' Hall of Fame for her many contributions to the community. She has devoted particular time and effort to the Foundation for Family Television, an organization dedicated to reducing TV violence. In recent years, she has been very active as a board member of the Southwest Washington Medical Center Foundation. Schaefer has clearly shown that a life of services can be just as fulfilling as collecting a paycheck.