This Foundation was made possible through the generosity of Mark and Doris Storms.
Pearl Buck Center, Eugene, OR
The Msgr. Tim Murphy Center, Central Catholic High School, Portland, OR
Cantores In Ecclesia, Portland, OR
HOPE Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Eagle Point, OR
The Community Warehouse, Portland, OR
Central Catholic High School, Portland, OR
Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, OR
Families First Parent Resource Center, John Day, OR
Living Hope Ethiopia
OHSU Global Women's Health Initiative, Portland, OR
The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families, Portland, OR
Mom's Boundaries Program, St. Vincent de Paul, Eugene, OR
Respect for Life is the focus of the Storms Family Foundation. Our funding is dedicated to programs within the state of Oregon and women’s and children’s issues in Ethiopia.
The Storms Family Foundation embodies the belief that all life should be respected and dignified.
Mark Storms

Mark Storms was in his family lumber business in Fort Madison, Iowa when he met Doris Jordan, an art teacher at the local high school. They married and in 1944 they moved with their two young daughters, Suzanne and Mary, to Eugene, Oregon. Throughout their years in Eugene, they further welcomed Rosemary, Kathryn, Mark Jr., Anna, Carol, and Gloria to the family.

Mr. Storms was involved in the lumber industry of Oregon, starting Monroe Lumber Company, owning timber land and further establishing mills in Toledo, Cheshire, Danebo and Riddle. In 1958, Mr. Storms sold his lumber interests and invested in oil and natural gas in Canada. He sold out all of his interests six months before his death on August 10, 1972.

Doris Storms

Mark and Doris Storms were involved in their community and gave privately and generously to many organizations. After Mr. Storms died, Mrs. Storms became active in the pro-life movement with Oregon Right to Life and the National Right to Life Foundation. She believed strongly that all life had value and should not be devalued. She died on May 7, 2007, after living an active life that exemplified her beliefs.

The Storms Family Foundation would not be in existence without the hard work and generosity of Mark and Doris Storms. Family life was very important to them. Often they would say, “We welcomed each and every child.” Thus, their commitment to family and their respect for life will be continued through the Storms Family Foundation.

The Board of Directors consists of three sisters; Suzanne Storms Millis, Rosemary Storms Montgomery and Anna Storms Ingram.
Suzanne Storms
Suzanne Storms Millis, first born of the Storms children, is President of the Storms Family Foundation.

She is mother to Erin, Duncan, and Meredith. She has long been active in nonprofit organizations, in both Eugene and Portland. In addition to her volunteer work, she owned and ran a successful small business. Upon selling her business, she returned to school and received a law degree from the University of Oregon.

She has served on the boards of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, formerly the University of Oregon Museum of Art, Hoyt Arboretum, Hearing and Speech Institute and The Dougy Center.

She is currently involved in fund raising and development activities for the Dougy Center, Playwrite, OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care, and Portland Japanese Garden. Her passion and energy are devoted to women’s and children’s issues. She strongly believes that the embodiment of true poverty means “no money, no power, and no beauty.”

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Rosemary Storms
Rosemary Storms Montgomery, third born of the Storms children, is Secretary of the Storms Family Foundation.

She has three adult children; John, Sarah, and Charles, and a granddaughter, Natalia. Rosemary has been actively involved with two crisis pregnancy centers, Birthright and 1st Way. In addition, she works with Rachel's Vineyard, a post-abortion healing ministry.

She helped to establish Project Aurora and serves on their board, which is now an umbrella non-profit organization for Rachel's Vineyard, Strategies 4 Success, and Family Honor and Courage. She is committed to the idea of caring for the mother and child and believes that one helps the child by helping the mother.

Rosemary has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Oregon and currently teaches piano. She sings in her church choir, enjoys knitting and French Hand-sewing, selling her items at various specialty stores. Rosemary currently resides in Eugene, Oregon.

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Anna Storms
Anna Storms Ingram, sixth of the nine children of Mark and Doris Storms, is treasurer of the Storms Family Foundation.

She and her husband, Grant, currently live in Portland, Oregon. They have three children, Grant Jr., Matthew and Molly, and two beautiful granddaughters, Emma and Isabel. She is also an avid equestrian.

Anna’s received her higher education at the University of Arizona in Tucson where she majored in Business Administration.

Her focus within the Foundation is support for the women and children of Ethiopia.

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We wish to see a beginning and an end to a specific project. However, we will consider applications that involve capital improvement.