the oregon affiliate foundation

The Oregon Affiliate Foundation (the Foundation) is a non-profit organization associated with the Oregon Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (the Affiliate).

The Oregon ACNM Foundation was established in 2012 to support the mission and purposes of the Affiliate with a focus on the education of Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs), Certified Midwives (CMs), Student Nurse-Midwives (SNMs) and other health professionals. As a 501(c)(3) organization, we offer individuals the opportunity to support our mission through tax-deductible donations.


Compassionate Support Fund

The Oregon ACNM Foundation administers a compassionate support for midwives in grief or work-related distress. The fund is established in the memory of Marc Huggins, the son of our Affiliate President, who died on March 20th, 2015. 

In 2017 the Foundation’s Marc Huggins Compassionate Support Fund will fund subsidized or free counseling sessions, half-day small group self-care sessions, and material assistance as possible. The Fund will expand activities and scope in future years. 

Contact us at if you or someone you know needs assistance, or if you would like to join or communicate with the committee.

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to help support this important work.

Donate to Carol Howe Scholarship Fund

This fund is established to provide scholarships and other support to Oregon-based Nurse-Midwifery students. It is endowed by the Oregon ACNM Affiliate and other generous sponsors and supporters.

Carol Howe, CNM, DNSc, FACNM, DPNAP, FAAN has provided over 35 years of service to Oregon families and the midwifery community. She retired as the Director of Oregon Health and Science University's Midwifery program in June 2015.

Martha Browning Bryant Memorial Lecture

Martha was a treasured member of the Portland midwifery community who was tragically murdered on her way home from a birth in 1992. The Martha Browning Bryant Memorial Lecture is an annual CME event that has been held for over 25 years to honor her memory and remember her spirit.

This year’s event will be held October 12, 2019 at the RLSB on the OHSU campus. More details TBD.

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