On behalf of the board of The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, we want to thank you for your taking the time to participate in the President & CEO search survey. Your thoughtful feedback and input have provided valuable insight as we move forward in reviewing prospective candidates.
As we mentioned in sending out the survey, these are questions that GTCF’s board and staff also answered as part of the search process. We are very encouraged, and hope our broader community is as well, by seeing the close alignment between the board and staff results and those of people who responded to the community survey.
Here are some highlights about what we’ve learned*:
Congratulations to our first Spark Grants of 2015!
Since launching in 2013, the Community Foundation has had the opportunity to fund nearly 30 projects that have gone on to flourish into great community assets. This past fall we opened applications for our 4th cycle and received another great batch of ideas—from which seven were selected for funding by our Sparks Grant committee.
As part of our kick-off, new Spark Grant recipients recently had the opportunity to sit down with one another and connect on their community projects.
What would you do if you weren't afraid to fail?
For weeks we have been anticipating the answers we would receive from such a thought provoking question, stemming from the film The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things. The Empowerment Project highlights the journey of five female filmmakers driving across America to encourage, empower, and inspire the next generation of strong women to go after their career ambitions. The film’s strong message of boundless opportunity and perseverance made it the perfect platform for the Fund for Women and Girls to begin this important conversation.
What interested you in applying for an internship at GTCF?
When the internship position was first presented to me, I was not actively looking to take on any additional roles due to my busy schedule. As I continued to read about the opportunity, I became excited about what the organization was doing and I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I am always looking for a way to make a difference in the community and learn useful skills that I can apply to my own career goals along the way. This internship proved to be the perfect opportunity to do so.
As someone who has been active in multiple other community foundations around the country, the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has always been on my radar. Early on I considered them as a top place to be employed and I continued to follow their achievements and progress in the Pierce County region. I have always been impressed by their innovative approach to grantmaking along with their methods of energizing the community which is what motivated me to become a part of it.
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