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.
Filed Under: General, Philanthropy, Youth - Posted @ 9:03am
A new Youth Philanthropy Board (YPB) convened last fall and will continue to meet throughout the 2015-16 school year. The Board is composed of thirteen students from throughout Pierce County, ranging in age from 15 to 24. Together, they will explore community youth programs, learn about grantmaking, and have the opportunity to make funding decisions that directly affect the lives of young people in our community.
Many of the youth were attracted to this opportunity because their “voice is going to be valued,” explained Holy Chea, YPB Program Officer. Holy heard this sentiment repeatedly from YPB participants when they met for the first time.
We have introduced you to two of our new members, Alyssa Moeung and Ryan Patajo. We would now like to introduce one final member in this series, Batenga Kiboneka.
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