Teke Dillender is a fundraising professional with 20 years’ experience raising resources for issues she cares deeply about. She currently serves as the Vice President of Major and Planned Gifts at United Way of the Columbia Willamette, helping support United Way’s mission to break the cycle of childhood poverty. Teke moved to the Pacific Northwest two decades ago and continues to have an ongoing love affair with Oregon. She resides in Southeast Portland with her children, but loves to explore the beautiful and diverse corners of the state. Prior to joining United Way, Teke spent 10 years as a staff member of OEC. She is thrilled to be back “on the OEC team,” helping to protect this beautiful, special place.