Abbey Foundation of Oregon

Mission Statement

The Abbey Foundation of Oregon promotes the financial vitality of Mount Angel Abbey by seeking funding for current projects and long-term endowments for the monastery, seminary, guesthouse, and library. The trustees of the Foundation work collaboratively with the Abbot of Mount Angel Abbey to implement the monastic community’s Benedictine vision of prayer and work in service to the Church in western Oregon and beyond.

The Abbey Foundation of Oregon is an independent 509(a)(3) nonprofit organization that exists solely as a supporting organization for the work of Mount Angel Abbey and Seminary. View our Annual Report.

Please join the Abbey’s friends in supporting Mount Angel Abbey’s mission and ministries:

The Monastery

Home to more than 50 monks who follow the Rule of St. Benedict and dedicate their lives to a rhythm of daily prayer and work, seeking the kingdom of God and sharing their peace with all who visit the Hilltop.

Mount Angel Seminary

The oldest and largest Catholic seminary in the Western United States. Mount Angel Seminary alumni are warmly invited to stay connected with the Hilltop.

Mount Angel Abbey Library

A vast collection of historic and modern literature in an architectural gem, with its growing collection of more than 200,000 new and rare volumes.

Saint Benedict Guesthouse & Retreat Center

The Saint Benedict Guesthouse and Retreat Center – where visitors experience Benedictine hospitality, spiritual growth, and renewal.

Meet the Board of Trustees


Brian Jackson, President
Owner, Brian C. Jackson, Architect LLC

John Meek, Vice President
Managing Member, Arcadia Consulting

John Limb, Secretary
Oregon Catholic Press (retired)

Rev. Martin Grassel, O.S.B., Treasurer
Procurator, Mount Angel Abbey

Chris Corrado, Past President
President-Owner, Environments

Abbot Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B.
Mount Angel Abbey & Seminary


Sr. Adele Marie Altenhofen, S.S.M.O.
President, SSMO Ministries Corporation

Joanne DiBenedetto Burdick
Owner, DeBenedetto Design

Rev. Msgr. Donald Buxman ’62
Vicar for Clergy (retired) Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon

Gene Dieringer
President, Dieringer’s Properties, Inc.

Right Reverend Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B.
Abbot, Mount Angel Abbey

Steve English ’66
Partner, Perkins Coie, LLP

Michael Fahey
President (retired), Columbia Helicopters, Inc.

Paulette Furness
General Counsel (retired), Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon

Lynn Cayanus Jones, Former AFO President
New Product Introduction Manager (retired),
Phillips Medical Systems/Ultrasound

Linda Keizer
Owner, Southern Oregon Storage

Paul Keller
Partner, Apercen Partners, LLC

Bill Reed
Director of University Events (retired), University of Portland

Patrick Regan
Executive Director of Philanthropy, EOU Foundation

Claire Schulte, C.P.A.
Chief Financial Officer, Bigleaf Networks

Michael Tate
President, A-Professional Fire Systems

Donald Williams
Chief Operating Officer (retired), Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt P.C.

Rev. Chuck Wood
Parish Priest, St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church

Stephen Zimmer
Custom Decorators

William Zuelke
Founder and Principal, Awakening to Holiness

James Zuiches ’61
Professor of Sociology and University Administrator (retired)

We would love to hear from you today!
Email us or call 503.845.3030.

Abbey Foundation of Oregon
Box 497  |  Saint Benedict, Oregon 97373-0497