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

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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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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