Stories tagged: philanthropy
UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020
Shawn Vestal: Despite warnings, Innovia leaders funneled checks to group that sees U.S. as a ‘white nation for white people’
The Innovia Foundation made an atrocious decision, one that flies in the face of its stated values of “diversity, equity and inclusion.” The donations to a white nationalist group on …
Thu., Jan. 9, 2020
A donation of $6,500 made last month, in addition to other gifts from community members, has erased lunch debt accumulated by students in the small school district west of Spokane.
Wed., Jan. 1, 2020
The greater Spokane area has come through in spectacular fashion again, pushing the Christmas Bureau over it’s fund raising goal for the 15th year in a row.
Tue., Dec. 24, 2019
Spokane native Bobby Enslow started Indaba Coffee in 2009 with the aim of making a difference in the city’s toughest neighborhoods. “I get pumped at seeing neighborhoods restored,” Enslow said.
Fri., Dec. 20, 2019
Today is the last day for recipients to visit the Christmas Bureau and receive a food voucher for their family and a toy and a book for each child. The …
Wed., Dec. 18, 2019
Christmas is exactly one week away and families continue to arrive at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center where teams of volunteers distribute toys, books and food vouchers all …
Thu., Dec. 12, 2019
The toy room was busy and lines were long Wednesday as people ventured out on snowy roads for the first day of the Christmas Bureau at the Spokane County Fair …
Wed., Dec. 11, 2019
Last minute preparations were underway Tuesday at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center as volunteers prepared to open the doors of the Christmas Bureau to recipients Wednesday morning.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 8, 2019
Tattoos for a cause in CdA: ‘We try to do a few things each year to contribute to the health and welfare of our community’
On Thursday and Friday, Electric Age Tattoo in downtown Coeur d’Alene awarded its customers free tattoos from predrawn flash sheets in exchange for donations to Children’s Village, a North Idaho …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019
Volunteer Ron Waybright has spent part of December the past 12 years handing out toys and books to children as part of the Christmas Bureau, which is a collaboration among …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019
The Christmas Bureau needs a little last-minute help from local residents with woodworking skills who are willing and able to make a few simple wooden trucks in the next week.
Thu., Dec. 5, 2019
Volunters showed up to the Ag Building at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center Wednesday to sort pallets full of toys in anticipation of the first day of the …
Sat., April 27, 2019
H&R Bock co-founder Henry Bloch – who died on Tuesday at age 96 – was an example of the sort of success story Americans have traditionally admired. Our culture extols …
UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019
The mayor of Spokane launched the city’s sixth annual Spokane Gives month by asking community members to donate their time and give back to their neighborhoods.
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018
Dana Rowan wasn’t sure about sophomore Sydney Lyman’s pitch a few years ago to create a community service club at Mead High School. Then the teenager sent her a fully …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018
From Jeff Bezos’ free preschools to Andrew Carnegie’s public libraries, education stands out as a favorite cause among America’s wealthiest people.
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
A $1 million fund established in the names of his two sons whose lives were cut short in the 1980s isn’t the only gift Beryl Baker left behind. His sprawling …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018
Through 40 years of shrewd investing, Margaret F. Galbraith turned a modest inheritance into a fortune valued in the millions. The Silver Valley native died in 2005, leaving a $12 …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018
Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, on Thursday announced he was starting up philanthropic organizations focused on providing help to homeless families and preschools for low-income communities, a later start …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018
Marking another phase in his education agenda, Bill Gates is now taking a more targeted approach to help struggling U.S. schools.
Tue., June 5, 2018
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 …
Tue., May 22, 2018
Ed and Beatriz Schweitzer will give $500,000 to boost college scholarships for aspiring students from poor families, foster homes, and those who would be first-generation college students.
Thu., Feb. 8, 2018
Providence Health Care Foundation distributed a record $10.1 million last year to finance projects at its six hospitals in Spokane and Stevens counties.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association traditionally shares profits from the Golden Globes’ international broadcast with arts-oriented nonprofits, so stars aren’t the only ones excited for Sunday’s show.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018
‘I’m driven to make the world a better place’: Antony Chiang, president of Empire Health Foundation, uses bold thinking to drive social change
Under Antony Chiang’s leadership, Empire Health Foundation has developed a reputation for big-picture thinking. The foundation is tackling issues such as childhood obesity and access to health care.
Tue., July 25, 2017
Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra and a prominent children’s advocate and philanthropist who raised millions of dollars to help abused children, died Tuesday at 90.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017
David Rockefeller was the last of his generation in a famous American family that taught its children that wealth brings great responsibility. Even as children, he and his siblings had …
Thu., March 9, 2017
Seattle billionaire Paul Allen announced he is donating $40 million to the University of Washington’s computer-science efforts, and Microsoft kicked in another $10 million in Allen’s honor, giving the new …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017
Harvard University thinks Rihanna shines bright like a diamond when it comes to philanthropy.
Fri., July 15, 2016
Investor Warren Buffett has delivered his annual donation of Berkshire Hathaway stock to five charities as part of his plan to gradually give away his fortune.