Since its revival in 2001, the Open Door Foundation (formerly the O'Hara Catholic School Foundation) has made a significant impact on the growth of the school. Working seamlessly with the administration at O'Hara Catholic School, the Foundation's Scholarship Endowment Fund provides financial assistance for as many families as possible, regardless of financial circumstances. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, since the 2002/2003 school year, the Foundation has given over $570,000 in tuition assistance, making it possible for O'Hara to provide a Catholic education for families who wish to send their children to O'Hara. Thank you!
OPEN DOOR FOUNDATION BOARD
Fr. Ron Nelson
Fr. Ron has served on the Foundation board for a number of years. Fr. Ron is the pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church and school pastor of O’Hara Catholic School. Fr. Ron was ordained a priest in 2007 and is originally from the Portland area.
Kelly Bosch - President
Kelly joined the Foundation board in May of 2019 and is the current President. She and her husband, Jason, have two sons; Dylan is a 2022 O'Hara graduate, and Jaxon currently attends O'Hara. Kelly is the Chief Financial Officer for the University of Oregon Foundation. Kelly is a Certified Public Accountant and spent over 16 years as an auditor and consultant.
Michelle Gall - Past President
Michelle joined the Foundation board in the spring of 2018 and is a Past President. She and her husband, Ted Helvoigt, have three daughters. Layne currently attends O’Hara, Reeve is a 2019 O'Hara graduate and attends Marist, and Dale is a 2013 O'Hara graduate and a 2017 Marist graduate. Michelle is a CPA and partner at Besemann Valentine LLP. Michelle has been in public accounting since 2003. Prior becoming an accountant, she worked as an economist.
Kyle Hudson - VIce president
Kyle joined the Board in the summer of 2015 and is the current Vice President. Kyle and his wife, Kate, have three children, Jack is a 2018 O'Hara graduate and a 2022 Marist graduate. Nick is a 2021 O'Hara graduate and current Marist student. Lexi is a current O'Hara student. Kyle and Kate have been very active in the O’Hara community by helping out with the Foundation’s annual appeal and the school’s auction. Kyle serves as President of a local insurance firm.
John Murphy Jr. - Secretary
John joined the Board in the summer of 2015 and serves as the current Foundation Secretary. John and his wife, Andrea, have four children; Taylor is a 2022 O'Hara graduate and a current Marist student. Tripp, Matthew and Dylan all currently attend O'Hara. John is an O’Hara alum and a second-generation Board member. John Sr. was a Board member in the 1980s/1990s when John Jr. and his five sisters attended O’Hara. John is a Eugene native and works in the timber industry.
Carrie Hellwig Christopher - At large member
Carrie joined the Board in May 2019. Carrie and her husband Jamie have one son, Cameron, who currently attends O’Hara. Carrie is a partner at Hershner Hunter LLP where she practices business, intellectual property, and technology law. Carrie and Jamie moved to Eugene from Southern California in 2008 and are very active in the community. They both serve on multiple non-profit boards and donate time volunteering for O’Hara.
RYAN DWYER - At large member
Ryan joined the Board in May 2022. Ryan and his wife, Jessica, have three kids; Olivia, Conor & Liam who all attend O'Hara. Ryan is a Vice President & Financial Advisor at RBC Wealth Management.