Echo Heritage Association

Friends of St. Peter's

ECHO, OR   |
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Echo Heritage Association

EIN: 83-2014138


The mission of the Echo Heritage Association is to preserve the history of Echo by restoring, preserving and enhancing the Echo St. Peter’s Church for the benefit of future generations and to create a business model dedicated to sustaining its preservation and use.

Notes from the nonprofit

IRS 501 c 3, Oregon registered, insured, public, non-profit 83-2014138. PO Box 127, Echo, OR 97826. Established in 2018.

Ruling year info



Phyllis Shovelski

Main address

PO BOX 127

ECHO, OR 97826 USA

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Subject area info

Cultural awareness

Historic preservation

Rural development

Population served info

Children and youth



People of Latin American descent

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Rural (S32)

Historical Societies & Historic Preservation (A82)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Video Oral History

Compile a video record of people and places that tell the story of the Echo, Oregon -- Umatilla and Morrow County -- region.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
People of European descent
Religious groups
Immigrants and migrants

The historic St. Peters Church inventory includes property items that date as far back as the original 1913 dedication. This program creates and manages the inventory record and then, carefully and professionally restores aging items that are possibly needing attention.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

St. Peter's Catholic Church was originally dedicated in 1913. Early parishioners were predominantly Portuguese immigrants who established agricultural workings in the region. Eventually, the mission church became inactive and the site began to fall into disrepair. Starting in 2016, the site has been stabilized and preservation begun. Organized amibitions now include revitalizing the historic building and adding a community center, consequently, generating heritage tourism and community enhancement opportunities for the rural low-income region.

Population(s) Served
Low-income people
Immigrants and migrants

In 2023 EHA took over a scholarship grant award program that had been administered by the local Kiwanis Club. The program raises funds from the community to award to graduating seniors of Echo High School. When awarded students complete their first term with acceptable grades, the funds are sent to their account at the school of their choosing to support ongoing efforts at further education/training.

Population(s) Served
Young adults

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Echo Heritage Association

Assets info

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Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Echo Heritage Association

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contributions, Grants, Gifts $76,990
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $76,990
Program Services $44,411
Administration $3,198
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $44,411

Echo Heritage Association

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total Assets $133,738
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $133,738


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Phyllis Shovelski

Phyllis Shovelski has lived in Hermiston and Echo since 1991. In that time, as a volunteer, Phyllis has been president of the Umatilla County Historical Society, the Oregon East Symphony, Hermistons Desert Arts Council and both the Hermiston and Echo Kiwanis Clubs. In Kiwanis, Phyllis has also been a Distinguished Club Secretary, Distinguished Lt. Governor and a Distinguished Chairperson for the Kiwanis Pacific Northwest District. Phyllis recently retired from owning and operating a print and design business in Kennewick for eighteen years. Phyllis, lives with her husband, Michael Duffy, and her beloved two cats.

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Echo Heritage Association

Board of directors
as of 04/08/2024
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Board of directors data
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Board chair

Phyllis Shovelski

Teres Fair

Delia Dorran-Fields

Phyllis Shovelski

Rich Snow

Scott Tullis

Mark Gomolski

Chris Bettencourt

George Murdock

Michael Duffy

Valerie Alderson

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/1/2024

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/31/2023

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.