Filed Under: Philanthropy, Youth - Posted @ 5:08pm
A Stadium High School culinary teacher, Barbara Rowland equips students daily with the confidence and discipline to develop their skills. After she retires at the end of the school year, her Barbara Rowland Culinary Scholarship at the Community Foundation will continue to foster job skills training for students passionate about cooking.
Filed Under: Art - Posted @ 2:25pm
2014 Foundation of Art Award nominee, Brian Hutcheson is an artist/educator and a graduate of Biola University and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). He works with a variety of media, from painting and printmaking, to papercraft and interactive installations. Most days you can find Brian at the Charles Wright Academy, where he teaches drawing, gorilla art techniques, and digital storytelling, among other creative topics. He also established Martlet Press at Charles Wright Academy, a letterpress and book arts program.
Filed Under: Environment, Fund for Women & Girls, General - Posted @ 12:19pm
Sharon Gore was the model of a proactive volunteer at this year’s Power of the Purse Luncheon. She wrapped countless glass centerpieces at the credit card table, freeing up staff to keep working as the lines grew. A great host no less, Sharon made the purse auction more enjoyable for everyone.
Filed Under: Environment, Youth - Posted @ 11:13am
This fall I joined a fifth grade class at Skyline Elementary for a unit on water scarcity-- part of the Making Waves program taught by Program Director of Etta Projects, Katie Chandler.
Filed Under: Youth - Posted @ 3:58pm
Tyree Smith is one of our Youth Philanthropy Board (YPB) members and a valued volunteer at GTCF. He may be one of the youngest members of the Board, but Tyree doesn't let this hold him back for a minute, regularly contributing his own perspectives every meeting.
Filed Under: Grants - Posted @ 2:00pm
Greater Support, Greater Empowerment. In a strong community, a multitude of overlapping ties motivates residents to work together for change. People are aware of how much they have to offer and want to give back because they have been empowered by the community with the skills to succeed.
Filed Under: Fund for Women & Girls - Posted @ 10:57am
Before hearing them at the Power of the Purse Luncheon this March, read some background on our guest speakers. Their insights demonstrate the great potential there is for women and girls in our community, and the extent of strides already made towards empowerment.
Filed Under: Art, Be the Spark™, General, Grantee, Youth - Posted @ 2:05pm
At the Community Foundation, we are proud and excited to start the year off with seven new Spark Grants. Together, the recipients make up another phenomenal group of grass-roots leaders with great knowledge of our diverse community and a passion for bringing people together to learn, to grow, to share, and to have fun. Each project is a testament to how many creative ways there are to connect people and build engagement in the community. Click here to learn more about the Spark Grants program and previous projects.
Filed Under: Environment, General, Grants, Philanthropy - Posted @ 2:41pm
"Mary's love for and commitment to this unique place will forever be remembered in a special way with this generous gift." Barb Dalton, NW Native Plant Garden Chair, The Tacoma Garden Club
Filed Under: Art - Posted @ 10:07am
Peterson's Between Wolf and Moon sculpture, created for the 2013 Foundation of Art Award, links to a mythological Puyallup tribal story.
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