Tag: pierce county

Feb
6

Partnering For An Engaged Community: Bill & Della Robertson

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Uncategorized,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 2:01pm

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

Jan
9

Partnering to Build Community Philanthropy: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 12:09pm

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

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

Nov
17

TEDxTacoma “Transitions: Bridging the Gap”

Filed Under: - Posted @ 12:00am

Our event is called TEDxTacoma, where x = independently organized TED event. TEDxTacoma will bring together local military families and civilians; bridging the gap between these two communities and discussing the topic of transitions. Whether military or civilian, man or woman, Hilltop or North End, how can we better orient ourselves and our neighbors in > Continue Reading

Nov
7

Partnering for Food Security: Nourish Pierce County

Filed Under: Vibrant Community - Posted @ 11:31am

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

Nov
3

Safe Streets Community Conference: Build Your Dream Pierce County

Filed Under: - Posted @ 4:30pm

The Safe Streets Community Conference 2018 is the sixth annual gathering of volunteers and neighbors to build skills, knowledge, connections to improve our communities. Focuses this year will be on community engagement with opportunities to discuss and share ideas around issues like the opioid crisis and homelessness affecting Tacoma and Pierce County. Registration opens at > Continue Reading

Oct
10

Pierce County Trails Conference – Outside the Box

Filed Under: - Posted @ 11:00pm

Annual gathering of trail users, supporters, advocates, designers, and builders in Pierce County. Features panels on Economic Aspects of Trails and Trail User Perspectives and Keynote speaker, April Claxton, Whatcom County Park Prescriptions – helping health care providers prescribe outdoor activity for health. Also updates on accomplishments of the past year, previews of plans for > Continue Reading

Sep
29

5th Annual Cider Swig ~ the Greater Peninsula Cider Festival

Filed Under: - Posted @ 7:00pm

Annually, the Cider Swig, among the largest cider-centered festivals in Washington State, brings together dozens of NW ciders, live music, great food by area chefs and food trucks, apple launching, Battle of the Pies – apple pie contest, games & more for a day of family fun. This year, Northwest cidermakers will present more than > Continue Reading

Sep
28

Cider Makers Dinner in the Vineyard

Filed Under: - Posted @ 1:00am

Meet the Makers! The Cider Makers Dinner returns for 2018 with an amazing local culinary team, delicious Northwest ciders, and serene views of the vineyard at Olalla Winery. This year’s dinner will feature epicurean works by Laura Smythe of Le Garmache and regional cidermakers in a special blend of flavors and fun! Cidermakers will be > Continue Reading

Jul
11

Spark Grants: Creative Solutions from Grassroots Leaders

Filed Under: Expanded Learning,Spark Grants - Posted @ 11:36am

 While volunteering with elementary school students in Tacoma’s Eastside neighborhood, Chelsea McElroy saw a lot of girls fighting and getting into trouble at school.  Wanting to help, she brought the girls together to work out their issues peacefully.  The problem was, when she got all the girls in a room together, nobody wanted to > Continue Reading