Blue Mountain Community Foundation is very excited to host a Celebration of Giving on November 14th at the GESA Power House Theater.
This exciting event will be an opportunity to meet Kari Isaacson, the Foundation’s new Executive Director. As well as celebrate the grants the Foundation has made this year and thank the donors who have made that possible.
Our Kids Are Not Broken: The Importance of Resilience in Overcoming Adversity with Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg
Monday, August 26th
Reid Campus Center – Young Ballroom
280 Boyer Ave.
Walla Walla, WA 99362
This talk will focus on applying core principles of positive youth development and resilience to support youth to be better prepared to thrive through good and challenging times.
With an introduction by Documentary filmmaker James Redford, director of HBO’s acclaimed THE BIG PICTURE: RETHINKING DYSLEXIA. James and his crew spent the last year in Walla Walla following the extraordinary work being done by the faculty and administration of Lincoln High School, nationally lauded leaders in trauma-informed teaching environments.
by Mari Sanders, Assistant Director of Donor Services
I did some filing today. Now normally I couldn’t admit getting excited about filing, but today was a different story.
Here at the Foundation we have files for each of our funds where we file deposit slips and any fund specific documents. Today I am proud to say that I filed the first ever deposit slips for our Impact! Funds.
Why is this exciting you ask? Because these were the first ever gifts to our Impact! Funds. These gifts go directly into our grants program! Direct to local non-profits!
The Foundation categorizes all of our grants by Impact! area, for example Arts or Education. A gift to an Impact! Fund is a way that you could make a gift to an array of local non-profits, knowing that BMCF is evaluating grant requests and grants are being made to support work that is valuable to our communities.
If you’d like to make a gift to an Impact! Fund, click here. There’s still time to avoid some taxes and also to make a positive impact on the communities you care about. And also to make me a smile the next time I get to file gifts to Impact! Funds!
To read more about Impact! Funds and our 2012 grantees click here.
Lawson will be on KUJ Monday morning at 7:30 a.m. visiting with Jim Bock to talk about the first ever Blue Mountain Community Foundation year-end giving campaign. Tune in at 1420 a.m. to listen in and learn about how you can make an Impact! on your community this Holiday Season.
Blue Mountain Community Foundation, P.O. Box 603, Walla Walla, Washington 99362 509-529-4371 Fax: 509-529-5284