GTCF 2022 Year-End Giving Deadlines - There's Still Time to Make a Positive Impact

Category: Professional Advisors

Oct
12

Legacy Giving Can Transform the Future of Pierce County

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Professional Advisors - Posted @ 10:44am

  In 2021, GTCF commissioned a Transfer of Wealth report that showed Pierce County has a household net worth of $269 Billion. Over the next 10 years, our community will > Continue Reading

Oct
10

Threading the Needle: Donating Business Interests to Charity 

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Professional Advisors,Strengthening Pierce County,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 8:49am

  Because business owners are focused on the growth and success of their business, they may not have philanthropy on their radar right away. However, if they decide to sell > Continue Reading

Sep
8

Where There’s A Will There’s A Way To Build A Thriving Future

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Professional Advisors - Posted @ 4:06pm

2020 has been a year of uncertainty and change, with everything from physical distancing to mask wearing to Zoom work, school, and parties becoming our new day-to-day. Despite the current disruptions, many people have been inspired to > Continue Reading

Dec
12

Partnering for Life-Centered Planning – Bev Cox, Certified Financial Planner

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Professional Advisors - Posted @ 2:22pm

  Over the past 38 years, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has seen Pierce County grow and change, but what has remained constant is the passion people bring to building a > Continue Reading

Jun
13

Partnering For Philanthropy: Bob Pittman, Professional Advisor

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Professional Advisors - Posted @ 11:45am

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 > Continue Reading

Jun
12

Tacoma’s Special Energy Makes It a Great Place for Impact Investing

Filed Under: Professional Advisors - Posted @ 3:36pm

Toby Levey recognized a special kind of energy at work in Tacoma not long after he moved to the region two years ago, “When you come to the Pacific Northwest, > Continue Reading

Feb
6

Don’t Let The Fear Of “No” Get In The Way Of Giving

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Professional Advisors - Posted @ 1:46pm

When Jan Jacobs led fundraising efforts for the Seattle-based international health innovation nonprofit, PATH, a high-tech sticker helped engage donors with the organization’s mission. Donors were invited to tour the > 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 > Continue Reading

Jun
5

Asking Questions Inspires Generosity Across Generations

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Professional Advisors - Posted @ 10:59am

From classic poetry to rock songs to Internet memes, people have complained about the generational divide for a long time. When it comes to philanthropy and community building, however, there > Continue Reading

Jun
6

Creating Legacy, Impact and Income with Charitable Giving

Filed Under: General,Philanthropy,Professional Advisors - Posted @ 8:39pm

I read this quote about four years ago, close to the time I joined the Board of Directors of the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. Having been a member of the GTCF Vibrant Community Grants committee before then, I had first-hand experience how challenging many giving decisions are.The mission of the GTCF is noble and much good work has been done to benefit our community. But it is not always easy to determine exactly how much to give or how to best put charitable dollars to work.