About Janie Spurgeon

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

Community Foundation Joins “All In WA,” A Statewide COVID-19 Relief Effort

June 24th, 2020

Since the onset of COVID-19, people across southwest Washington have joined together to show that in times of great need, we respond by giving.

We’re not alone in this effort. Across the state, generous people and organizations are stepping up to provide support and relief with their time, talents and treasure. The Community Foundation …

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CARES Act Encourages Charitable Giving in 2020

April 6th, 2020

The CARES Act offers stimulus to nearly every segment of the United States economy, and the importance of charitable giving during times of crises was not lost on lawmakers.

As we all watch the unfolding pandemic, it’s clear that our road to recovery will stretch far beyond local hospitals and health clinics. Nonprofits are already playing …

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Support Local Causes With Charitable IRA Rollover Gifts

November 14th, 2019

If you are age 70 ½ or older, own an IRA and make charitable gifts, you may be familiar with the IRA Rollover—also known as a qualified charitable distribution.

This provision allows individuals aged 70½ and older to transfer up to $100,000 of Individual Retirement Account (IRA) assets to a public charity without triggering current federal …

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Thousands of Donors, 155 Great Nonprofits, Incredible Results

July 23rd, 2019

Numbers are not everything, but they do add up to powerful results. Just ask the 155 great nonprofits who participated in Give More 24! last year.

To set the stage, let’s imagine 3,697 people. Linked hand-in-hand, they could span the Interstate Bridge from Vancouver into Oregon and back again. We also know that they could join …

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