Q1 Pierce County Funders Meeting

Tue, February 5, 2019,
9:30am to 11:30am
Gig Harbor, WA
The Russell Family Foundation
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Please join us for our first Pierce County Funders meeting of 2019 hosted by The Russell Family Foundation in Gig Harbor. 

During the first half of the meeting, we will have the opportunity to share updates on our work, as well as hear from the Medina Foundation regarding their support in bringing a Friends of the Children affiliate to Tacoma. The second half will focus on Census 2020 activities, specifically in the south Puget Sound region. Members from the Washington Census Alliance will join us and share how they are using the Census to build capacity and increase civic engagement. Joining us from the Alliance will be Elsa Batres-Boni, Heather Villanueva and George Cheung from More Equitable Democracy, an allied nonprofit intermediary.


9:30-10:00 am      Welcome and Introductions/Updates
10:00-10:30 am    Friends of the Children - Tacoma Update
10:30-11:30 am    Washington Census Alliance presentation


The Pierce County Funders Group Planning Team,
Gina Anstey, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
Danielle Crystal, Philanthropy Northwest
Susan Dobkins, The Russell Family Foundation
Lyn Hunter, Philanthropy Northwest
Holly Hunt, The Bamford Foundation


Eligibility: Participation in this meeting is open to philanthropic organizations that are currently making grants in Pierce County. This includes corporate giving offices, private and public foundations, community foundations, government grantmakers and CDFI institutions with a philanthropic focus. You do not need to be a Philanthropy Northwest member to participate but do need to represent an organizational philanthropic institution. It is not appropriate for non-profit organizations or individuals to attend. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact Danielle Crystal at dcrystal@philanthropynw.org. 

Background: Philanthropy Northwest supports the Pierce County Funders Group, a network of our members and other grantmakers who fund in Pierce County. The group meets throughout the year to share information, learn from each other and get to know their peers in the Pierce County funding community. It is currently co-chaired by Gina Anstey, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation; Susan Dobkins, The Russell Family Foundation; and Holly Hunt, The Bamford Foundation.

How to Register: If this is your first time registering, you will need to create a user account by clicking on the orange "Login to Register" button then follow the orange prompts to create a new account. Creating a new account may take up to 2 hours, so please be patient.

If you have registered with us before 1) Login and click on the orange "Register Now" button in the box on the right. 2) The same page will reload but this time click on "Cart" at the top of your screen. 3) A Shopping Cart page will appear. Click on the orange "Checkout" button. You should receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive one, you did not register successfully so please contact us for assistance.

Please contact Danielle Crystal for questions and technical assistance.