Judy Basker is a native Oregonian, a proud Cavewoman from GPHS! The fourth of five children born in four years and ten months (no twins!), she is fortunate to have an outgoing personality.
She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a degree in communications. After law school at Willamette, she worked as an attorney in Portland for a few years., She has spent her career in education administration living and working in Bucks County, PA, NYC and Houston, TX. Most recently she served as the Senior Director of Major Gifts at Willamette University.
Judy was fortunate to spend her junior year of college in Florence, Italy, which resulted in a passion for art. She currently serves on the GP Museum of Art Board and is a member of the Medford Rogue Rotary Sargent's Committee. In previous years she was active in community organizations including the East Harlem Tutorial Center, the Holocaust Museum of Houston, the Salem Art Association and many others.
Judy has traveled extensively throughout the world, most recently to Scandinavia and the Baltics. She is an animal lover and currently has two sweet Shih Tzus, Bubby and Denzel. She is also a fan of the New Orleans Saints.
Judy loves introducing people to ‘the exquisite joy of sharing’ through philanthropy and charitable contributions. Her ‘highest value’ is kindness, and she believes in playing to people’s strengths.
Her current goal in life is to raise lots of resources for Rogue Community College.