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Oct
7

Threading The Needle: Key Considerations When Donating Business Interests to Charity

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Professional Advisors,Strengthening Pierce County,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 7:33am

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 their > Continue Reading

Jun
29

Young-Adult Leaders Use Local History to Build Blueprint for the Future

Filed Under: Civic Engagement,Strengthening Pierce County,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 11:56am

  As racial and political tensions were at an all-time high across the U.S. in the late 60’s, Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood reached a boiling point, stirring up an event known > Continue Reading

Jun
29

Local Journalism and Local Funders Fuel Civic Voice and Power

Filed Under: Civic Engagement,Philanthropy - Posted @ 11:54am

Local journalism can make the difference between getting involved in community solutions or being caught off guard by events that arise from otherwise unseen issues. That was the case following > Continue Reading

Jun
29

Loving Tacoma for the Long Term

Filed Under: Civic Engagement,Philanthropy,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 11:54am

Sitting around the dining room table at her family’s Tacoma home, Ann Wiborg and a group of fellow local leaders met in the Fall of 1977. They shared a vision > Continue Reading

Sep
29

A Face-to-face, Family-to-family, Friend-to-friend Approach To COVID-19 in Pierce County

Filed Under: PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED - Posted @ 4:39pm

  The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department held a vaccination clinic on Key Peninsula a couple weeks ago where they vaccinated eighteen people and saw that as a success. She asked > 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 > Continue Reading

Jul
1

Vaccine Participation vs. Hesitancy – Who Do You Trust? 

Filed Under: PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED,Strengthening Pierce County - Posted @ 8:50am

According to Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, as of June 30, 2021, Pierce County’s vaccination rate was 50.5%. COVID-19 vaccines are now widely available, but the number of people seeking vaccines > Continue Reading

Jun
30

This Could Not Have Been An Email: Social Emotional Learning Makes Meetings Meaningful

Filed Under: Expanded Learning - Posted @ 11:38pm

A common complaint heard after many work meetings is, “This could have been an email”. For Expanded Learning providers participating in Tacoma’s Whole Child partnership under COVID-19 conditions, virtual team meetings have been something they actually look forward to.  > 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 > Continue Reading

May
6

Good Information And Trusted People Critical To COVID-19 Vaccine Equity

Filed Under: PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED - Posted @ 2:17pm

People lined up outside, wearing masks, waiting for COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 vaccine supply now exceeds demand. However, vaccine availability does not automatically equal vaccination for all people in all places. In Pierce County, efforts are underway to make it easy and desirable for all communities to get the vaccine. In Yakima, an > Continue Reading