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Date(s) - Tuesday, June 6, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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NOTE: Tickets are sold out for the 2023 Annual Luncheon. Please add your name to our waitlist by calling 360.694.2550 or emailing [email protected]

Take Root: Growing the foundations of our community

The strength of our communities sits just beneath the surface. Every neighborhood, town and city is rich with the ingredients that grow beautiful, vibrant places. Working together, we can ensure these seeds find space to take root so they can grow, transform and sustain a thriving region.


Socialize & Networking – 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Luncheon & Program – 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Overview + Keynote

The 2023 Annual Luncheon returns to the Hilton Vancouver Washington to celebrate the strength of our communities and the ways we all contribute to a more thriving region. Program highlights include an update from Community Foundation for Southwest Washington president Matt Morton, an inspiring keynote from urban revitalization strategist Majora Carter, and recognition of our SW Washington Philanthropy Award recipients:

Friend of the Foundation – First Pacific Financial
Community Champion – Karen Morrison
Philanthropists of the Year – Mark Matthias and Ali Novinger

See a complete list of event sponsors and previous honorees on our Annual Celebration page.

Majora Carter is a real estate developer, urban revitalization strategist, nonprofit founder, author and artist. Her recently released book “Reclaiming Your Community” reveals how communities can grow and thrive by retaining talent and utilizing restorative economic approaches. She graced the stage of the very first TED conference and has received many accolades for her leadership and community development work, including a MacArthur Fellowship and Peabody Award.


We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable everyone to participate fully. ASL interpreters will be available throughout the event. If you have a request for other translation or other accessibility needs, please submit details in the “Comment” field of the ticketing form or by contacting Ursula Arlauskas at 360.952.4305.

Additional Information

Those with dietary restrictions can indicate special requests in the “Comment” field of the ticketing form. This community celebration is not a fundraising event, so there will not be an ask. If you’re unable to attend and would like to make a gift of support, please make a contribution to our General Fund.

For more information about tickets or sponsorship packages, reach out to [email protected] or call 360.694.2550


Bookings are closed for this event.