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 Foundation is guided by a lay Board of Trustees that carefully oversees investments and endowed funds. 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


John Meek, President
Managing Member, Arcadia Consulting

John Limb, Vice President
Oregon Catholic Press (retired)

Jim Zuiches, Secretary
Professor of Sociology and University Administrator (retired)

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

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

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


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

Mark Beckius
President, Reimers & Jolivette

Joanne DiBenedetto Burdick
Owner, DiBenedetto Design

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

Stephen English ’66
Partner, Perkins Coie, LLP

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

Sally Kilgore
Chair, AFO Eugene Seminary Benefit Dinner

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

Rex Wardlaw
Senior Managing Director (retired),
First Republic Investment Management

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

Rev. Charles Wood ’00
Parish Priest, St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church

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