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Tag: Philanthropy

Nov
21

Empact Northwest’s Rise to the Rescue! Gala

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Come out with Empact Northwest on Saturday, November 20th at 6pm for a lovely evening at the Titlow Lodge in Tacoma! Enjoy a night together with dinner and drinks to help raise money for your favorite disaster relief and rescue nonprofit! Tickets available at bit.ly/RiseRescue2021 This year, we’re counting on supporters like you to bring > Continue Reading

Sep
29

Toward Transformation: Equity-Centric Philanthropy in the Pacific Northwest

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 4:27pm

For the first time in her professional career, Elena Pullen-Venema can say that her personal racial equity values and those of her employer are coming into alignment.   Elena, who’s been with the Community Foundation of Snohomish County since 2012 and now serves as Director of Gift Planning there, says the foundation began “deep-dive” equity discussions as a staff a > Continue Reading

Jun
30

Complex Gifts Can Simply Transform Communities

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 2:44pm

 “Sometimes the most important stuff is not all about the money.” – Marydale Brooks The late Marydale Brooks believed the “important stuff” happened “when everyone starts pitching in with their talents, resources, or pure grunt work to get the job done.” A longtime Buckley resident, she was unassuming in her demeanor, community-minded, and collaborative in > Continue Reading

Mar
30

Dr. Jerry and Elaine Ramsey: A Historical Legacy To Set The Record Straight

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 4:23pm

Dr. Jerry and Elaine Ramsey posing in Branson Missouri

Dr. Jerry Ramsey and his late wife, Elaine, were true lovers of Tacoma long before it became the hottest housing market in the nation. Through their work as educators and authors, they built connections to the region’s history. As engaged community members, they also built lasting supports for generations to come.   “Elaine and I have never lived outside of the Tacoma area”, said Dr. Jerry. > Continue Reading

Feb
12

Government Volume, Philanthropic Flexibility Ensure CARES Act Dollars Reach Pierce County Residents 

Filed Under: PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED - Posted @ 2:59pm

Even with a massive infusion of federal dollars, getting money to those who need it most isn’t easy. When Pierce County received $158 million in CARES Act funding last summer, the money came with a tight deadline to get it out to the community: December 31, 2020.   Heather Moss, the director of Human Services in Pierce County, explains > Continue Reading

Aug
25

Going Beyond Statements of Support: How Donors Can Impact Racial Justice and Equity

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Guest Speaker: Richard Woo, Senior Advisor in Philanthropy, Impact Investing & Social Equity and Tonya Allen, President & CEO, Skillman Foundation, Detroit Michigan Host: Bruce DeBoskey, Founder & President, The DeBoskey Group Many foundations and donors have offered statements of support for Black Lives Matter and other efforts in the fight against racism and for racial > Continue Reading

Aug
13

KNKX Live: Giving and Building Community Using Donor Advised Funds

Filed Under: - Posted @ 10:00pm

KNKX is excited to partner with the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation to bring you information on Donor Advised Funds presented by Senior Director of Philanthropic Services, Evelyn Ryberg, CAP®.  As all things are changing and pivoting, we are committed to making sure you still have access to a variety of ways to support KNKX and your community.  > Continue Reading

Aug
12

Giving USA and the New Age of Philanthropy in the Pacific Northwest

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The Alford Group will present the recently-released Giving USA report looking back at 2019 giving, which will inform our look forward for the Pacific Northwest region. A panel of local experts will then speak to how the regional philanthropic landscape has and will continue to change since COVID-19. This webinar is approved for 1.5 points > Continue Reading

May
14

Partnering to Honor Community History: Gregory M. Tanbara, GTCF Board Alumnus

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Strengthening Pierce County,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 9:29am

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 thriving community. Sharing community knowledge and stories about our lived experiences builds everyone’s ability to make a positive impact. In our latest annual book of Pierce > Continue Reading

May
13

Pandemic Philanthropy: Trust Is The Key To Impact During COVID-19

Filed Under: Philanthropy,PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED - Posted @ 10:07am

“A month ago, this was just an idea.” As Cassandra Williams was figuring out how to bring her newly leased Hilltop space up to code for her “Love by the Slice” baking business, COVID-19 hit. And so did community-based inspiration. A friend’s Facebook post alerted Cassandra, a Tacoma native, to the fact that some of her neighbors were in > Continue Reading