About Janie Spurgeon

Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Janie Spurgeon

Janie brought more than 15 years of professional and volunteer fundraising experience to the Community Foundation in 2017 and leads the development and donor services team. Prior to joining the Foundation, Janie worked at both United Way of the Columbia-Willamette as the Vice President of Individual Philanthropy and the American Cancer Society, where she led multi-state major and planned giving programs.

Janie holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree from the University of Utah. In her spare time she enjoys skiing, camping and all the wonderful adventures that come with raising two children. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, serves on the board of CASA for Children for Multnomah, Washington and Columbia Counties and with the Duniway Schools Foundation.

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Recent Posts by Janie Spurgeon

5 Ways to Give During Uncertain Times

December 5th, 2022

None of us know what the future holds, but giving is one effective way to create certainty, even in the most uncertain of times.

We have seen this play out many times before; generous people giving when southwest Washington communities need it most. Most recently, hundreds of donors rallied to transform our SW Washington COVID Response …

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CARES Act Extensions and Charitable Giving in 2021

December 9th, 2021

This year has been one filled with both unexpected turns and invigorating surges of hope. I want to acknowledge our donors for being equal parts proactive and responsive to a range of emerging community needs. Thank you for making possible our region’s ability to adapt and overcome several challenges. As 2021 coming to an end, …

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Philanthropy Award Recipients Also Give Inspiration

June 9th, 2021

The trials of this past year brought our community together in unexpected ways. Donors, neighbors, nonprofits and businesses collaborated on creative approaches for community support. Similar stories were unfolding inside the Community Foundation, as hundreds of donors pooled their gifts to support local relief efforts. With all this inspiration in the air, we knew our …

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Make Give More 24! More Than A Day to Support Nonprofits

September 4th, 2020

Every September, Give More 24! brings us a day to support nonprofits across southwest Washington. Over the last six years this 24-hour, online giving marathon has grown into one of our region’s largest and most anticipated charity events. This time around, the big day of giving falls on September 24. 

Last year, more than 4,000 donors …

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