Four Way honors Steve Roe for his Service

Hope Roe along with her friend Steve Roe.
(Courtesy photo for the Illinois Valley News)

Four Way Community Foundation Names Steve Roe Winner of 2023 Distinguished Service Award
Grants Pass: The Four Way Community Foundation is proud to name Steve Roe winner of the 2023 Louis F. Schultz, Jr. Distinguished Service Award for his extensive service to our community. The award will be presented at the Foundation’s 17th Annual Celebration of Community Spirit Dinner on Thursday, November 2, from 5:30 to 8 PM, at Evergreen Bank’s Bear Hotel, and comes with a check for $10,000 to the local nonprofit of the winner’s choice.
Steve Roe considers himself “a car dealer who wants to make a difference in the lives of others.” Steve has lived in Grants Pass for forty years and is the general manager of Roe Motors. One of Steve’s major interests is promoting positive mental health. He works with Hope, his registered therapy dog, at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center behavioral health unit and pediatrics, Oregon Youth Authority, reading with children, and as a hospice volunteer. He has served on the boards of Asante Health System, Friends of the Southern Oregon Hospice, Four Way Community Foundation, Mercy Flights, and the Chamber of Commerce, as well as being a member of Rogue Gateway Rotary. Steve has lived in Grants Pass for forty years. His wife, Kristi, is a first grade teacher at Allen Dale Elementary.
Four Way Community Foundation president Greg Fishwick said of Roe, “Steve left the Four Way board due to term limits in 2021. Normally, we would wait a few years to name a former board member for the award, but Steve’s selection was unanimous—everyone was eager to honor him. That’s because Steve exemplifies all that this award stands for: deep and broad community service, humility, optimism, and living as a beacon of hope for everyone in our community.”
To attend the Four Way Community Foundation Celebration of Community Spirit, email