Connecting with speed networking

News Outlet: The Columbian
Date Published: April 18, 2014

Friday’s STEM speed networking event at Skyview High School was a homecoming for Jake Smith, 28, an optical engineer and a 2004 Skyview graduate.

“I sat in this classroom in physics,” Smith told a group of four freshman boys sitting across a table from him. “I got to travel the world. I worked on the world’s …

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First Citizen of 2013 is man of can-do spirit

News Outlet: The Columbian
Date Published: October 1, 2013

Chosen as Clark County’s First Citizen because of his remarkable can-do spirit, Robert Schaefer offered a few gentle words of chastisement Tuesday for some can’t-do leaders in a far-off city where decisions supposedly get made.

“We need to start working together,” said Schaefer, a former Democratic state legislator and still-practicing lawyer at age 83, …

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Nonprofit Spotlight: Community Foundation for Southwest Washington

News Outlet: Vancouver Business Journal
Date Published: September 13, 2013

The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington has helped connect funds to worthwhile endeavors for nearly 30 years. Through their work on projects from Hands Across America and Operation Warm Heart to the Jim Parsley Community Center and Ristler Stadium, their projects have helped shape the community in a big way.

“We inspire philanthropy,” said Jennifer Rhoads, …

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CFSWW Community Grants Focus on Intergenerational Poverty

News Outlet: The Reflector
Date Published: July 10, 2013

This year, the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington Board of Directors approved more than a quarter of a million dollars in grant awards from the Community Giving Fund, a permanently endowed charitable fund dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Southwest Washington.

In total, the Foundation will distribute $256,523 to 21 nonprofit organizations and schools …

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