Tuesday, June 7, 2015
11:30 a.m. to Noon | Socialize
Noon to 1:30 p.m. | Luncheon
Hilton Vancouver Washington

Generations rise. Generations wane. Yet we must hold firm to Our Charge for Change.

To tap the good inside ourselves
To stoke the flames in others
To hold true to our words
And brighten our future together

The torch of philanthropy is ours to carry on. With it, we light our path toward a brighter future. We overcome challenges and expand opportunities, touch lives and grow prosperity. With each move, we chart our values and blaze the way for generations ahead.

Annual Celebration

Gold Sponsors

Leslie DurstRussell Investments

Sterling Sponsors

Ferguson Wellman Capital ManagementHeritage-Web NW NaturalPeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center FoundationRiverview Trust CompanyWells-Fargo-AL


Bronze Sponsors

Columbia-Bank-Web   First-Pacific-WebTeresa PaulettoRealvest-WebSchwabe, Williamson & Wyatt


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.

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.

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 engage actively in community philanthropy and service.

David and Diane Difford, 2015

Harris Dusenbery, 2012  |  Margaret Colf Hepola, 2012

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.

Mary Granger, 2011