Megan Bassett

Valerie Perrott

Megan spent her childhood with her three siblings swimming in lakes and fishing in the Puget Sound. Struck by the diversity and richness of our world, Megan developed a passion for fostering understanding among people. Megan completed a bachelor’s degree in International Studies at the University of Oregon in 1992. This is also where she met her husband Matt Keenan and the two became founders of Eugene’s acoustic dance band The Sugar Beets. Megan began working as a bilingual assistant for the 4J schools’ Migrant Education program. Then while living in Portland she expanded her leadership skills through training in public speaking, event planning, volunteer recruitment and project management with Landmark Education Corporation. The Sugar Beets performed all over the Northwest during these years and Megan continued working in recruitment and volunteer management with Latino families in Northern Oregon before starting a family and returning to Eugene in 2004. Here she was introduced to Eugene Waldorf School where each of her three children have attended since 2005. In Eugene, Megan continues to create music and enjoys planning concerts that raise money for non-profit organizations. Working in Funds Development for EWS is a perfect way for her love of connecting with all people and her love of art to come together.