Tag: pierce county

May
30

Summer SOULstice

Filed Under: - Posted @ 1:53pm

Hosted by Tacoma’s former Poet Laureate Kellie Richardson, Summer SOULstice is an intersection of creativity, community and commerce. June 21st marks summer solstice, the longest day and shortest night of the year. SOULstice will hold space to celebrate this annual miracle by featuring emerging and established artists from marginalized communities. The work featured will carry > 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 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

Jun
13

GTCF Youth Philanthropy Board Takes the Lead in Improving Community Connections for Justice-Involved Youth

Filed Under: Youth Philanthropy Board - Posted @ 11:36am

 Since 2011, GTCF’s Youth Philanthropy Board (YPB) has provided young people in Pierce County an opportunity to identify, explore, and address their concerns for their community by using  philanthropic resources to support change.  This year, the YPB identified youth returning to community after court-involvement as a major issue they wanted to address. The process > Continue Reading

May
24

Ice Bump & Skate Memorial Weekend

Filed Under: - Posted @ 11:58am

📣🆕📢You’ve heard about them, joked about them, talked smack challenging your friends and family to join in…well, THEY’RE HERE! https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4233527 👀🙆‍♀️🧤 Reserve Now ICE BUMPER CARS😱❄️😁🤪🤩🥶👏🙌🏼 This weekend we BUMP!✅🆒 Zoom around and take a spin in Sprinker Recreation Center’s Ice Bumper Cars! Enjoy all day open ice skating, challenge your friends and family in > Continue Reading

May
9

Child Care Costs In Pierce County Threaten Families’ Financial Security

Filed Under: Women's Economic Opportunity - Posted @ 9:58am

  Getting promoted cost local mother Kelly Blucher more than $1,200 a month. The raise that came with her promotion made her ineligible for the state child care benefits that helped her support her family. “I didn’t just fall off the benefits cliff, I jumped off,” Blucher said. “I lost food benefits, WIC, and the > Continue Reading

May
8

Partnering for Census 2020: Philanthropy Northwest, Kiran Ahuja

Filed Under: Strengthening Pierce County - Posted @ 4:08pm

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

Mar
8

Let’s Face It Walk

Filed Under: - Posted @ 4:05pm

Let’s Face It Walk is a fundraising event of years past to be as inclusive as possible to all of our participants, community partners and SACPC Board of Directors, staff and volunteers. This issue affects us all and we want everyone to feel welcome and represented at our events. The spirit of the event is > Continue Reading

Mar
18

Sip, Sample, Savor: A Just LIke You annual event

Filed Under: - Posted @ 9:51am

Bring friends, family and neighbors over the age of 21 to sample wine, beer and spirits from Stina’s Cellars, 7 Seas Brewery and Heritage Distillery, paired with delicacies from Occasions Catering! Also, there will be a wine wall, basket raffle (chock-full of goodies from local companies!), 50/50 raffle and a raffle to win 2 tickets > Continue Reading

Mar
8

Girl’s Only Prom

Filed Under: - Posted @ 4:08pm

Do you want to have a great time with your girlfriends while contributing to our work??? Grab your friends and meet us at prom!! Let’s make some noise!! Proceeds benefit Rebuilding Hope! Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County (SACPC). SACPC provides healing through advocacy and therapy for those affected by sexual assault and abuse as > Continue Reading

Apr
10

GTCF Spark Grant Recipient Tackling “Period Poverty” at Local Schools

Filed Under: Spark Grants,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 10:16am

  Sharon Chambers-Gordon was first exposed to the issue of “Period Poverty” through her own daughter’s experience.  “She was in Middle School when it happened for the first time, and she didn’t have any supplies with her.” Luckily the school nurse had a few sanitary napkins, but the nurse told Sharon it wasn’t something that > Continue Reading