The 2020 Annual Celebration has been canceled.

As we continue to follow the news reports and public notices about the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the health and safety of our staff, supporters and nonprofit partners is our top priority. The Community Foundation has now turned all staff focus and efforts to supporting local nonprofits, mobilizing philanthropy and addressing the growing community needs across southwest Washington.

We encourage all who have the means to join us in supporting local nonprofits during this time, which is proving more challenging every day for organizations whose missions are dependent on their ability to connect with people face-to-face.

In addition, we are inviting supporters to make a gift to our
SW Washington COVID Response Fund
in place of ticket purchases.  

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.

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

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