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Together We Can

Our annual celebration of philanthropy has been reimagined for a virtual world. Join us as we recognize how collective efforts have transformed our region throughout our history and during the pandemic. Each has helped to forge a better southwest Washington, and the work continues today.

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Sponsorships are available for purchase on the ticketing page. For more details about these opportunities, please contact [email protected].

Event Details

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Presented online

Keynote Speaker

Eric Liu
Author, educator, thought leader
and CEO of Citizen University.

Sponsors

Gold Level

 

Columbia Trust Company
Leslie Durst
 

Bronze Level

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.Wells Fargo

Media Sponsor

The Columbian newspaper

Philanthropist of the Year Award

This award recognizes and celebrates individuals, foundations and corporations who demonstrate outstanding charitable leadership and serve as exemplars of generosity in our community.

2021 – Gary and Christine Rood

2019 – Jim and Judith Youde

2018 – Al and Sandee Kirkwood

2017 – Greg and Michele Goodwin

2016 – Bob and Pauline Kirchner

2015 – Bob and Sharon Lewis

2013 – Jim and Kay McClaskey

2012 – Steve and Jo Marie Hansen

2011 – Lee and Connie Kearney

2010 – Joe & Teresa Pauletto

2009 – Steve and Jan Oliva

2008 – Wes and Nancy Lematta

2007 – David and Patricia Nierenberg

2006 – Ed Firstenburg

2005 – Ed and Dollie Lynch

2004 – Leslie Durst

2004 – Ray Hickey Foundation

2004 – Margaret Pulliam

Friend Of The Foundation Award

This award is presented to individuals who provide both professional and personal support to the Community Foundation’s mission of promoting philanthropy in southwest Washington.

2019 – James Martin

2018 – Brett Bryant

2017 – Michael Burgoyne, CFP®

2015 – Pabst Holland & Reynolds, PLLC

2013 – Richard Melching

2012 – Scott and Jody Campbell

2011 – Max B. Kamp

2010 – Vernon F. Peterson, CPA

2009 – Brot Bishop, Jr.

2008 – Michael Minnick

2007 – T. Randall Grove

2006 – Jeanne Kojis

2005 – William C. Dudley

2004 – Rhona Sen Hoss

2003 – David Kenny

2002 – Ron Legg

2001 – Karen Sahlstrom

2000 – Jeanne Mack

2000  – Freeman Keller

2000 – Larry Smith

Lifetime of Giving Award

The Lifetime of Giving Award recognizes individuals who make significant personal sacrifices during their lifetime to give more generously to others. Click here to learn more about the selection and nomination criteria.

2021 – Anna Cruz

2021 – Merril Firestone

2019 – Don and Margaret Fuesler

2019 – The Ryan Family

2015 – David and Diane Difford

2012 – Harris Dusenbery

2012 – Margaret Colf Hepola

Catalyst Award for Philanthropic Innovation

The Catalyst Award for Philanthropic Innovation recognizes the most highly qualified individuals and organizations for achieving remarkable community improvement through innovative philanthropic approaches.

2016 – Ed Lynch

2011 – Mary Granger