About UGN

For 60 years, when your neighbors have needed critical services, United Good Neighbors of Jefferson County has been there. UGN is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps provide funding for, and raise awareness of critical social services in our community.How does it work? Donors make a financial contribution to UGN. We pool all contributions and provide funding to programs based on the criteria listed below. We also let donors select specific programs if desired.

In 2017, UGN will help our nonprofit partners provide emergency, senior, youth, and community services to neighbors in Port Townsend, Port Hadlock, Chimacum, Port Ludlow, and surrounding areas.


Through a rigorous and evaluation-based model, UGN:

  • Identifies the most pressing critical human service needs in the area
  • Determines that basic needs are met through development of an annual strategy to match a “Safety Net” objective to available allocations.
  • Selects the most pressing community needs that should be impacted by funding to available programs (Community Impact Model).
  • Match community needs to available programs and services (Programs Assessment) and use our position in the community to assist in filling gaps.
  • Ensure the effectiveness of the allocation process.
  • Quantitatively and qualitatively measure the impact of the Safety Net and Community Impact models.

All of us. Together. We Are United Good Neighbors!

Board of Directors

Rose Lincoln Hamilton, Retired, President and CEO, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation

Claudia Edmondson, Ph.D., ED, Camp Beausite

Le Hornbeck, Secretary, retired, former owner of PT Computers, Inc.

Joyce Cardinal, Chief Nurse Executive, Jefferson Healthcare

Linda Herzog, Retired, City Government Executive

Laurie Liske, Branch Manager, Port Townsend First Federal Savings and Loan

Ned Luce, Retireds, IBM; Former VP Operations for Clune & Associates

Earll Murman, Ford Professor of Engineering Emeritus, MIT

Kris Nelson, Owner, Alchemy, Sirens & Old Whiskey Mill

Liesl Slabaugh, Development Director at PT Marine Science Center

Doug Van Allen, Retired, Senior Financial Advisor


2016 Campaign Cabinet

  • Rita Hubbard, Port Townsend Paper Corps.
  • Penny Westerfield, Jefferson Health Care
  • Joyce Cardinal, UGN Board
  • Claudia Edmondson, ED, Camp Beausite/ UGN Board
  • John Collins, Community Member
  • Kim Hammers, UGN Board
  • Erica Delma, YMCA
  • Ariel Specer, Pro Bono Lawyers
  • Bob Rosen, Quilcene Community Member