Filed Under: General, Letter from President & CEO, Vibrant Community - Posted @ 1:23pm
Last Friday, in partnership with Pierce County SAFE Alliance, Oasis Youth Center, and Rainbow Center, we held a special training for our partner nonprofits that provided participants the legal and social context needed to be inclusive and welcoming to transgender people. This interactive workshop offered rich content as well as opportunities to ask questions. It was a learning experience that deepened our knowledge, compassion and commitment to ensuring ALL people are welcome and safe in our community.
Filed Under: General, Philanthropy, Professional Advisors - Posted by Gary Brooks, GTCF Board Member & Certified Financial Planner @ 1:31pm
"To give away money is an easy matter and in any man's power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man's power nor an easy matter."
~ Aristotle, 347 BC
Filed Under: Fund for Women & Girls, Grants, Letter from President & CEO, Philanthropy - Posted by Kathi Littmann, President & CEO @ 1:51pm
There is no question that investing in women and girls raises the watermark for the entire community. I love the Melinda Gates’ quote in a recent Fortune Magazine article when she said, “if you want to make life better for a community, you should start by investing in its women and girls. When I talk to women, a universal desire is to bring every good thing to our kids. Women tend to spend their resources on their families—prioritizing things like healthcare, nutritious food, education, and all the building blocks of a thriving society. The way I think about it is that when we invest in women, we invest in the people who invest in everyone else. So when we match their commitment with our own, great things are possible.”
Filed Under: Fund for Women & Girls, Philanthropy - Posted @ 5:48pm
The results are in and Tuesday's Power of the Purse event was a big success! We had more than 500 guests attend the Luncheon, which raised close to $90,000 for the Fund for Women & Girls.
Filed Under: Grantee, Grants, Philanthropy, Vibrant Community, Youth - Posted @ 4:14pm
Just like an attorney passes the Bar or a doctor is certified by a board examination, did you know many local after-school youth programs in our area hold themselves accountable to the same high standards of rigor and best practices as other professions?
Filed Under: Be the Spark™, General, Grants, Philanthropy, Tutu, Vibrant Community - Posted @ 4:10pm
Earlier this year we hosted a Spark Grants Orientation & Reporting event where we awarded seven new grant awards and celebrated five successful projects. This innovative new event allowed seasoned Spark Grant participants to tell their stories and share their best practices and learning take-aways with a team of folks who are about to kick off their projects. Vice versa, the new grant awardees were able to share their enthusiasm and plans for their upcoming work and folks were able to find opportunities to connect in terms of future collaboration, promotion and support.
Filed Under: Philanthropy, Professional Advisors - Posted @ 4:05pm
The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation is excited to offer a first-its-kind education and certification opportunity for professional advisors in our area. The Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy or CAP is a 10-month program offered through The American College and provides seasoned professionals with the knowledge and tools to help clients articulate and advance their highest aspirations for self, family and society. This graduate-level class is focused on advancing philanthropy in local communities through a rigorous curriculum that focuses positive social impact when determining clients financial and estate planning goals.
Filed Under: Fund for Women & Girls, Philanthropy, Vibrant Community, Youth - Posted @ 3:42pm
Earlier this week the Foundation held its 15th annual Power of the Purse Luncheon to benefit The Fund for Women & Girls. The event was a huge success with more than 500 guests who helped raise thousands of dollars towards grants for this upcoming year.
Filed Under: Professional Advisors - Posted by Ed Grogan @ 4:40pm
When Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu visited Tacoma, he spoke to the crowd about Ubuntu. He said that it was the idea that “my humanity is caught up, is inextricably bound up, in yours.” I can’t think of another institution in our community that better personifies the belief in Ubuntu than the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation.
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