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The Inland Northwest Community Foundation has a new name: Innovia. The rebranding is part of an effort to better tell the story of the foundation, which has given away $70 million to charitable causes in the region.
As CEO of one of the region’s largest charities, O’Quinn gets to do the sorts of things most elected officials can only dream about.
Co-founder of community foundation reflects on a four-decade legacy built by young women volunteers.
The HUB Sports Center is purchasing its building for $3.2 million, thanks to an anonymous donor’s help and a five-year capital campaign.
During the past four decades, on the outskirts of Othello, a quiet bachelor built a small fortune raising cattle. Today the millions of dollars William Crosetto earned from ranching and careful stock market investing will be used in myriad ways to support everything from rural health care, to Spokane homeless services to protecting sage grouse habitat.
It was by entering into community partnerships that INWCF found a proactive, collaborative model capable of producing far greater results than the historical reactive approach to grant-making.
When volcanic ash blanketed Spokane after Mount St. Helens’ 1980 eruption, Dr. Richard Stacey was instrumental in shutting down Spokane to protect people’s lungs. The longtime Rockwood Clinic physician and civic volunteer died Sunday at his home. He was 80.
When Helen F. Stowell, the last survivor of a pioneer Spokane family, died in the summer of 2015 at 93, hardly anyone knew she was wealthy. A few more do now.
By coordinating efforts, dollars go further, and attract more contributions.
Cold. Hungry. Homeless. January can be a cruel month for the hundreds of people living on the streets of Spokane as the holiday bliss passes and winter settles in.
Cornerstone Pentecostal Church is converting the former Kia of Spokane showroom and dealership into its new church. The dealership, at 21326 E. Mission, was owned by Sydney and Arlene Kane, who had operated it until closing in January 2011.
Cheney High School and Eastern Washington University are teaming up to offer volleyball camps next week. EWU volleyball players will work with high school students from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Cheney students will work with first- through eighth-graders from 1 to 3 p.m.
When Spokane businessman James W. Crow died last year, he left a million-dollar legacy that will help thousands of children. It was a quiet act of generosity from a man whose character was forged by struggles during the Great Depression, valor during World War II, and an inventive mind that translated into financial success. His vision loss later in life did not dampen his enthusiasm.
The Inland Northwest Community Foundation will manage a million-dollar endowment benefiting children on behalf of The Exchange Club of Downtown Spokane. The foundation will manage four funds with more than $1.1 million from The Exchange Club of Spokane Foundation and a 2005 gift from Merrill K. and Janet E. Nystuen.
Not all art is found in galleries or museums. In fact, motorists and pedestrians who travel through the railroad underpass on Fourth Avenue, east of Sunset Boulevard, have a visual treat in store. A serene aqua-colored river painted on a lilac background sparkles in its urban setting. That underpass is one of three receiving artistic makeovers this summer, courtesy of the Inland Northwest Community Foundation, Rotary Club 21 and the Spokane Arts Commission. Karen Mobley, the city’s arts director, said the Spokane Arts Commission has been working on graffiti abatement since the 1990s.
Roger Crawford and his wife, Mona, are both 76. The college sweethearts have been married 57 years. They built two well-known Spokane businesses, Thermoguard Insulation Co. and Thermoguard Equipment Inc.
Nine North Idaho business and community leaders will help determine how to use grants and charitable gifts generated through the Inland Northwest Community Foundation. The newly formed North Idaho Partnership Council members will represent the interests of Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Benewah, Shoshone and Latah counties.