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Dec
12

Young Leaders Bring Diverse Experiences and Vision to GTCF’s Youth Philanthropy Board

Filed Under: Youth Philanthropy Board - Posted @ 3:31pm

Sometimes it can take a while for a new group to feel comfortable working together.  One thing GTCF Program Director Janece Levien appreciates about the new members of this year’s Youth Philanthropy Board (YPB) is their willingness to embrace discomfort in an effort to cultivate positive change. “After a conversation at our last meeting around > Continue Reading

Dec
10

Spark Grants Light Up Communities

Filed Under: Spark Grants,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 11:59am

 It all started with a conversation.  Sandra Smith, a real estate agent from Buckley, says she was talking with her teenage daughter and a group of classmates about a lack of opportunity to contribute to community when the idea for Merry on Main was born.  “They all said, ‘We would [get involved] if there > Continue Reading

Dec
10

Last Chance to Give (in 2018)

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 11:55am

Any time of the year is a great time to support good work in the community, but December is the most popular. About 30% of all contributions are made in December, and the last three days of the month account for 12% annually. The holiday season is a major factor in people’s generosity but meeting > Continue Reading

Dec
10

Partnering For Generosity Across Generations: The Nist Family

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 11:19am

At Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, we’ve seen how much more we can accomplish when we work together.  Since 1981, community members have shared their commitment to a thriving Pierce County by partnering with GTCF to bring their vision to life and build a legacy for future generations.  In our 2018 yearbook, Pierce County Partners, a few > Continue Reading

Nov
7

White River Community Grants Support Access & Celebrate Local History

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 1:24pm

Longtime Buckley resident Marydale Brooks was a quiet philanthropist who worked closely with community members to support special opportunities in the White River community.  When Marydale passed away in 2018, her estate established the White River Hometowns Fund through GTCF as an endowment that will continue her work of supporting the local community for years to > Continue Reading

Nov
7

Site Visits: Seeing is Believing

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 1:09pm

When Bill and Nancy Smith walked into the new Eastside Community Center at the recent grand opening, they could hardly believe what they were seeing.  “Our perception of what the community center would look like was nothing compared to what was actually built,” said Bill. “The thought and planning that has gone into this facility is > Continue Reading

Nov
7

Partnering for Food Security: Nourish Pierce County

Filed Under: Vibrant Community - Posted @ 11:31am

At Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, we’ve seen how much more we can accomplish when we work together.  Since 1981, community members have shared their commitment to a thriving Pierce County by partnering with GTCF to bring their vision to life and build a legacy for future generations.  In our 2018 yearbook, Pierce County Partners, a few > Continue Reading

Oct
11

Unleashing Philanthropic Potential through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Professional Advisors - Posted @ 11:48am

Philanthropic leaders from around the region embraced the potential for greater donor diversity at the South Sound Philanthropy Summit in September. Hosted by two volunteer-led organizations, AFP South Sound and South Sound Planned Giving Council, the Summit brought together development professionals, allied professionals, professional advisers, and philanthropists for a day of education and networking.   > Continue Reading

Oct
11

Partnering for the Whole Child: Tacoma Public Schools

Filed Under: Expanded Learning,Strengthening Pierce County,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 10:43am

At Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, we’ve seen how much more we can accomplish when we work together.  Since 1981, community members have shared their commitment to a thriving Pierce County by partnering with GTCF to bring their vision to life and build a legacy for future generations.  In our 2018 yearbook, Pierce County Partners, a few > Continue Reading

Oct
11

Health Care Careers Pathway Opens for Tacoma Students

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Strengthening Pierce County,Uncategorized - Posted @ 10:31am

Lois Bernstein is always looking for ways to connect her community to healthcare resources.  As Chief Community Executive with Multicare Health System, she oversees programs such as the Center for Healthy Living, Adult Day Health, New Adventures Children’s Center and Tree House. Over the past few years, she developed partnerships within the community to connect Tacoma students > Continue Reading