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Month: December 2018

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