What Does OMSI Mean to You?
What Does OMSI Mean to You?
A recently retired businesswoman and community investor, Diane Boly once said that, "OMSI is the place where my family spends time together learning and getting inspired." OMSI is humbled to have Diane as a member of the J.C. Stevens Legacy Society. Diane co-founded the Portland recruitment and consulting firm Boly:Welch. She shared her story with OMSI Development staff:
How did you first get involved with OMSI?
I would take my children to OMSI and loved seeing them light up every time we walked through the doors. They loved visiting and I loved being with them. It was our time to have fun and learn something new. Now I get to do this with my grandchildren who enjoy attending camps. They come home and share all they have learned with such excitement.
Why and how have you chosen to support OMSI?
I support OMSI because it gives so much back to the community. It is a place where my children, grandchildren and hopefully great-grandchild will go to learn and be inspired. I made a bequest to OMSI in my estate plan because I have 11 grandchildren and this gift will be part of their legacy and a way for me to give something to them. It is not only for my kids, but for the whole community that has given so much to me and my business.
Who is/are your role models?
I learn so much from my grandkids who teach me to have fun and to be willing to learn. Learning should never stop, and with them, I am always learning. I also have a 91 year old friend who was a professional woman at a time when that was not typical. She inspired and mentored me into becoming the professional I am today. I was also inspired by Gary Maffei (former OMSI Board Member, OMSI Emeritus Board Chair, and community philanthropist) with all his community involvement. He gives back and connects so many to such great causes. He makes me want to do more for my community.
What do you do in your free time?
I spend as much time as possible with my family and especially with my grandchildren. They are my whole world. I also tend grapes on the slopes of Mt. Adams and used to, but not as much anymore, ride my bike a lot. I have biked all over France with my husband, Mark. I know the country so well now that it is practically a second home. I really love going to new restaurants and my newest favorite is Coquine on Mt. Tabor. I went there recently with a friend and was blown away.
OMSI thanks Diane for making plans to support OMSI well into the future as a member of the J.C. Stevens Legacy Society.
About the J.C. Stevens Legacy Society
The J.C. Stevens Legacy Society, named after OMSI's visionary founder, recognizes donors who have included OMSI in their estate plan. We are pleased to extend special invitations to exclusive OMSI events and private tours to Legacy Society members. All you need to do is tell OMSI that your plan is in place and that you are willing to be publicly listed on the J.C. Stevens Legacy Society honor roll, setting the example for others to follow. If you wish, your gift can remain anonymous.
To learn more about how you can become a member of the J.C. Stevens Legacy Society, please contact Miguel Cobian at (503) 797-4522 or [email protected].