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Friends of Westside Village Magnet School

Friends of WVMS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization formed by a group of parents from Westside Village Magnet School, a public K-8 elementary in Bend. The purpose of the organization is to fund extracurricular educational activities for children at our school. For example, field trips, drama & music clubs, foreign languages, tutoring, etc. Friends of Westside Village sponsors fundraising events to raise money to pay for these activities.

Board of Directors

Bekki Tucker - President

Bekki is a parent of two WVMS students. She has a Master's in Public Administration and two teaching credentials, one in Business and one for K-6 multiple subjects. Bekki has been in business education for over 10 years and currently teaches at Marshall High School. She has served on previous school boards in San Diego and was the 2017 Village Rhythm and Blues Silent Auction Chair for WVMS. Bekki is excited to be a part of this amazing team and she hopes you will say hi or catch her in the hall at WVMS sometime.

Alisha Wiater - Secretary

Alisha volunteers at school on a regular basis and is happy that she can also serve on the Friends of WVMS board. She has two children attending WVMS. They are an active family and take full advantage of Central Oregon's outdoor activities. Her background is in social work and teaching at the college level!

Mary Barlow - Treasurer

Education: M.B.A. Seattle University & B.A. English Mary Baldwin College. Personal Interests: I have been an accountant for over 20 years and love it! However, my real passion is spending time with my husband and two amazing boys doing anything from camping, skiing, to marble runs and living room dance parties. I love to travel, read books and practice yoga!

Claudia Osher - Treasurer

Over six years accounting experience in the private sector. Claudia has two boys attending Westside Village. Board Member since 2015.

Ms Lovely (a.k.a. Lisa Elrod) - Outreach Coordinator

Ms Lovely (a.k.a. Lisa Elrod) arrived in Bend with her husband in 1999. Since then she has worked as an artist in education in the Bend-La Pine School District and for the Bend Parks District. She has been the drama teacher at Westside Village since 2002. When she is not teaching drama she is enjoying all the amenities Central Oregon has to offer, and especially our fabulous community of Friends!

Julie Norfleet - Director of Fundraising

Julie has over 25 years of experience in the Outdoor Sporting Goods & Recreation Industry. Enjoys volunteering for the WVMS Before & After School Clubs. Julie has 1 son who attends WVMS.

Steve Roti - Director Emeritus
Founder of Friends of WVMS. Owner of Olympic Software. Board member since 2008.


Our financial activities are summarized in these annual IRS filings.

2016 Form 990-EZ
2015 Form 990-EZ
2014 Form 990-EZ
2013 Form 990-EZ
2012 Form 990-EZ
2011 Form 990-EZ
2010 Form 990-EZ
2009 Form 990-EZ
2008 Form 990-EZ

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