April 03, 2020
Treven Anspach Memorial Fund
“If you are trying to achieve, there will be road blocks. I’ve had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it or work around it.” – Michael Jordan
Treven Taylor Anspach spent his life protecting and defending those who could not. This courage was evident on October 1, 2015 when – after being mortally wounded by gunfire during the Umpqua Community College shooting – he still saved a life, throwing himself on a classmate and shielding her from the attacker. This brave action saved a young lady’s life as the gunman passed over both bodies.
Born on September 15, 1995, in Roseburg Oregon, Treven Anspach lived his entire life in Sutherlin. He attended Sutherlin schools from kindergarten through high school. He was a hard worker and was very family oriented.
While in high school, Treven was a two sport star in basketball and soccer, winning letters for both in all four years. His leadership qualities were apparent, as he was named team captain for both squads as a senior, a year which saw him selected as a first team Far West Basketball and Far West Soccer honorable mention. He was on the 2013 Sutherlin High School basketball team that participated in the state tournament and selected to participate in the 2A, 3A, 4A, OACA All-Star Basketball Series. And for good measure, Treven showed that he also had the smarts to go along with the athleticism, also being recognized as an academic all-star.
After high school, Treven enrolled at UCC to further his education and follow in the footsteps of his father by becoming a fire fighter/paramedic. He had a hard time getting scholarships, but this did not deter Treven. Like all other obstacles, he faced it head on. He worked harder, got a job and was working to put himself through college.
Treven Anspach never quit. Despite obstacles, he always found a way to achieve his goals. And in honor of the fight and courage that Treven displayed, even in the face of death, the Treven Anspach Memorial Fund has been established to reward those who display the “never quit” attitude Treven was known for.
If you would prefer to mail your donation or send other correspondence,
please use the following address:
1452 S. Grove Ln. Ct.
Sutherlin, OR 97479
The Foundation was established in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy in Roseburg — donations ARE tax deductible.
Click here for the IRS Determination Letter.