Stories tagged: united way
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016, 7:53 A.M.
United Way loses its ranking as America’s largest charity to Fidelity Charitable
NEW YORK – United Way, ranked as America’s largest charity for all but one of the past 25 years, has been emphatically knocked from that spot by Fidelity Charitable, the …
SATURDAY, DEC. 12, 2015
Spokane foundations learning how to multiple money
By coordinating efforts, dollars go further, and attract more contributions.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18, 2015, 4:10 P.M.
Catholic Charities, United Way accepting volunteers, donations for storm victims
Candles, flashlights and batteries. That’s what Catholic Charities needs if you have any to spare.
THURSDAY, NOV. 12, 2015, 10 A.M.
Shawn Vestal: Book fair at Mead school just part of data-driven effort to help kids
In December, Shiloh Hills Elementary School will have a book fair for kindergartners, first-graders and second-graders. Lots of elementary schools have book fairs, of course. But the Shiloh Hills fair …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, OCT. 31, 2015, 9:07 P.M.
Philanthropy gets more focused to ‘move the needle’
More charitable foundations and trusts have moved away from spreading dollars across multiple causes. Instead, their aim is to increase impact by focusing on key initiatives, then reviewing data to …
THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
Mayor urges volunteerism in citywide event
For the second year in a row, Spokane Mayor David Condon is encouraging Spokanites to give some of their time, effort and passion to a cause important to them. From …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 2013
Hundreds of volunteers gather to help the community
A hot and sunny morning welcomed hundreds of United Way Day of Action volunteers to the Northeast Community Center on Sept. 12. Janice Marich, vice president of community relations at …
MONDAY, JAN. 31, 2011
Coordinator discusses AARP’s free tax preparation program
Tax season begins in earnest Tuesday, and AARP will again offer free tax preparation at numerous Tax-Aide centers in the Inland Northwest. John Viveiros is the Spokane district coordinator for …
SUNDAY, DEC. 19, 2010
United Way reports boost in giving
Spokane County United Way said its annual campaign raised $4.8 million this year, a 2 percent increase over last year’s total.
MONDAY, SEPT. 13, 2010
United Way campaign leader knows a little help goes a long way
Michael Covey, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Potlatch Corp., doubled his workload this fall, when the 52-year-old leader of the forest products company also agreed to lead Spokane …
THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010
Marich to join library board
A United Way official will join the Spokane Public Library Board of Trustees in time to decide how to deal with significant budget cuts proposed by Mayor Mary Verner. The …
FRIDAY, FEB. 5, 2010
United Way sees donations rise
Spokane County’s United Way has raised $4.7 million from businesses and residents to fund programs that do everything from helping children prepare for school to offering job counseling for adults. …
THURSDAY, FEB. 4, 2010, 4:05 P.M.
United Way celebrates successful campaign
The United Way has raised $4.7 million to fund programs helping the poor throughout Spokane County. That’s a 4 percent increase from the amount raised last year, the largest year-over-year …
SATURDAY, OCT. 3, 2009
Wise Words with Jeff Philipps
In this fifth installment of “Wise Words in Troubled Times,” Rosauers president and CEO, Jeff Philipps, talks about the company’s year of counterintuitive, wise decisions.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 19, 2008
Getting kids ready for school
The first Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant to Spokane County United Way will put $1 million toward a collaborative effort to prepare children for school. The three-year grant will …
THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2008