On Tuesday, November 18, we held our annual member meeting at the Independent Sector conference in Seattle.
We were thrilled to present our Mary Helen Moore volunteer of the year award for 2014 to Karri Matau of Greater Everett Community Foundation for her incredible work on helping Snohomish County recover from the March landslide in Oso, Wash.
The centerpiece of the annual meeting was a conversation among a panel of regional foundation trustees, led by Marguerite Casey Foundation CEO, Philanthropy Northwest Board Member and Independent Sector Conference Co-Chair Luz Vega-Marquis and featuring Hyeok Kim of Northwest Area Foundation, Sven Haakanson, Jr. of First Alaskans Institute, Mary Craigle of Montana Community Foundation and Casey Woodard of Woodard Family Foundation.
Members elected Antony Chiang of Empire Health Foundation to the Philanthropy Northwest board of directors, and re-elected:
- David Bley, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Jane Broom, Microsoft
- Mark Dederer, Wells Fargo
- Rose Lincoln Hamilton, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
- Mauri Ingram, Whatcom Community Foundation
- Kevin Walker, Northwest Area Foundation
Philanthropy Northwest CEO Jeff Clarke offered some brief remarks, reflecting on the year thus far and looking into the future of our ongoing evolution as a learning community.
Finally, we're pleased to share with your our 2013 annual report, the capstone on a year of strong growth and ongoing organizational evolution.