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Simulation aims to show what it’s like to live in poverty

Pretend money, families and events all played a role in a United Way of Yellowstone County simulation designed to offer insights into the lives of Americans struggling to get by.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017

United Way starts fund for Freeman community in aftermath of shooting

The United Way of Spokane County is raising money to assist the Freeman High School community in the aftermath of Wednesday’s school shooting. The organization was contacted by local businesses …

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 …

Spokane foundations learning how to multiple money

By coordinating efforts, dollars go further, and attract more contributions.

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.

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: Sat., Oct. 31, 2015

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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.

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 …


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