Filed Under: General, Youth - Posted by Miriam Tardif-Douglin @ 9:00am
< Sherrana and Evelyn of the Community Foundation visit our partners at the site of the new student center. The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties holds an agency fund with us and is a recent recipient of one of our Summer Learning Opportunity grants.
I walked into the Tacoma Center YMCA last week and was surprised to find almost every machine had someone on it. The gym is popular and usually bustling, but never quite so packed! Eventually, I remembered all those notices about the basketball court being refinished. It wasn’t a major inconvenience, but even if it had been, it's well worth it.
Filed Under: Fund for Women & Girls - Posted @ 11:06am
We are thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership between the Fund for Women and Girls
and the Tacoma City Marathon Association's You Go Girl Half Marathon and 10K Race on September 14, 2014! Details about the race and registration can be found on the website www.runyougogirl.com.
Filed Under: General, Philanthropy, Professional Advisors - Posted @ 9:24am
What drew you to this position at the community Foundation?
The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation is a very dynamic and impactful organization. Their vision, mission, and values really spoke to me and aligned well with my own values. I was very excited about the opportunity to work with fund holders, donors, and professional advisors in supporting and promoting philanthropy.
Filed Under: General - Posted @ 11:31am
In support of our recently-approved business plan
, we’re pleased to announce the addition of two new members to our Community Foundation team, alongside several staffing transitions to new positions.
This new structure lends the benefit of more cross-functional and integrated teams, allowing us to strengthen our work to serve the community.
Filed Under: Art, Be the Spark™, Grantee, Philanthropy - Posted @ 2:24pm
Cities are built on the bones of trees
timbers and joists,
intersections that join the beams
leaves peppering the walkways,
porches resting on cemented posts.
Filed Under: General, Philanthropy - Posted @ 1:34pm
This March, Tacoma native and long-time donor, Harold Galbraith, passed away. While Harold will be missed by so many in the community, his legacy lives on in part through his permanently endowed designated fund at the Community Foundation. This fund will continue to support the causes he cared for, long after his life.
Filed Under: General, Philanthropy - Posted @ 12:24pm
Our new coordinator for the Fund for Women & Girls speaks about her passion for, and experience, empowering women and girls.
Filed Under: General, Grantee, Youth - Posted @ 12:08pm
Book clubs aren’t just for adults and neither is leadership. This much is clear to Lily, an 8th grade student at Peace Community Center who’s leading a book club with a fellow student during Middle School Summer Academy. Lily has been at Peace Community since the 3rd grade and is described as recently having “come out of her shell.” Already looking beyond the summer, she wants to collaborate with program staff so that her book club may continue into the school year. Lily’s is the kind of proactive mindset Peace Community fosters among young learners by collaborating with schools, families, and communities throughout the year.
Filed Under: Be the Spark™, Grants, Youth - Posted @ 9:00am
The third grant cycle has arrived and the community continues to prove its ingenuity! Our dedicated Spark Grants committee recently recommended nine inspiring new projects for funding. Each is organized by a grassroots leader passionate about turning to reality his or her vision for a more engaged and connect community.
Filed Under: Art - Posted @ 2:33pm
Elise received her MFA from American University in 2001. She has exhibited her work in numerous galleries on both coasts and today is an Associate Professor at the University of Puget Sound. Her paintings, in ink, acrylic, and liquefied pigment mixed with powdered gum arabic, "embody an integral connection between process and form" which mirrors the natural world and social dynamics. At the community level, Elise is involved in the University of Puget Sound Race and Pedagogy Initiative, sustaining important reciprocal relationships with community members and organizations being a part of her role.
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