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
For the third cycle, our dedicated Spark Grants committee recommended nine inspiring new projects for funding. Each of the projects is organized by a grassroots leader who is passionate about having his or her vision for a more engaged and connect community become a reality.
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.
Filed Under: General, Philanthropy, Youth - Posted @ 8:59am
The Odyssey needed a heroic effort before she would see open waters again. At the year's outset, the 90-foot-long sailboat not only required a new engine, but a new mainsail. The Sea Scout crew operating the circa-1938 vessel anticipated an engine replacement, but the damage to the sail was unexpected.
Filed Under: Art - Posted @ 1:00pm
A graduate of UC Berkeley, Holly has worked in corporate and academic libraries since 1992. Her medium is books, the torn pages of which she uses to explore the interconnectedness and fluidity of ideas. Holly creates sculptures that are experiential, giving viewers "reprieve from modern distractions." As a member of the community, Holly makes a point of maintaining a regular presence and engaging in dialogue through her involvement in the arts, LGBTQ and educational communities. Currently Holly is a librarian at Pacific Lutheran University.
Filed Under: Art - Posted @ 12:50pm
Mardie is a native of Gig Harbor, who grew up drawing, reading, and contributing to the family business of custom home-building by plastering walls and tiling floors. After graduating from the Laguna College of Art and Design, she set up shop back in the Northwest. Mardie's work has been exhibited across the country, winning awards from the Portrait Society of America, Allied Artists of America, and the Art Renewal Center. Mardie's work, much of which is commissioned and publicly displayed, draws on live models to explore the depth of human emotion.
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