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Month: July 2019

Jul
11

Expanded Learning Opportunites Lead to Growth for Students and the Adults Who Work With Them

Filed Under: Expanded Learning - Posted @ 11:01am

Students and parents from 12 Elementary Schools in Tacoma celebrated a school year worth of Expanded Learning Opportunities with an event at Edison Elementary on May 30.  The students showcases their learning through art, dance, writing, and song. Parents noticed the difference these Expanded Learning Opportunities made for their kids.  “My son has always been > Continue Reading

Jul
10

2018 Giving Numbers Point to the Importance of Donor Relationships 

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 1:42pm

Charitable giving in 2018 set another overall record, reaching $427.71 billion nationally. Although that is an increase of nearly $3 billion in current dollars from 2017, adjusting for inflation, total giving decreased by $7.4 billion.   Those numbers came from Giving USA’s annual report on philanthropy, offering research into the who, what, and where of giving in 2018.   “Many donors are becoming more sophisticated in the way they want to give and the > Continue Reading

Jul
10

Spark Grant Recipient Helps Provide ‘Showers of Dignity’ for Homeless Neighbors

Filed Under: Spark Grants - Posted @ 1:41pm

They say some of the best ideas come while you’re in the shower, but for Spark Grant recipient Christine Dodson, the shower itself was her big idea.  Her program, Showers of Dignity, aims to provide access to showers for people experiencing homelessness in the Tillicum and Woodbrook community. “It’s definitely a dignity issue. Any one > Continue Reading

Jul
10

Partnering to Find Common Ground: Lyle Quasim, GTCF Board Alumnus

Filed Under: Vibrant Community - Posted @ 1:21pm

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 > Continue Reading