About Maury Harris

Maury Harris

Maury Harris is a native of the Portland-Vancouver metro area. After being raised between the two cities, he attended the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University, Pullman. Graduating in 2005, Maury went on to hold various roles in magazine and newspaper publishing.

He brought this media expertise to the foundation in April 2011, and has since been focused on developing and implementing multi-channel marketing and communication strategies that promote the foundation’s products, services and brand. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Maury also volunteers locally for a variety of causes.

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Recent Posts by Maury Harris

Asian American Allyship: Resources to Cultivate Belonging and Security

March 26th, 2021

In light of the increase in anti-Asian violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington has compiled the following resources. We hope they help you learn about and take action against the racism, discrimination and violence that Asians and Asian Americans experience. In addition, we’ve provided ways to donate to local and national organizations working to counteract discrimination and uplift affected communities.  

1. Learn and Share

Learning is one thing we can all do at any time. There’s a …

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A Coalition Advancing Equity Comes Full Circle

March 5th, 2021

Social justice movements have found momentum when diverse groups work together. Now, the Southwest Washington Equity Coalition is channeling this energy toward advancing racial equity locally.

 The group formed in 2016 to build relationships and understanding around racial justice. The idea grew out of a series of community town halls. Here, members of the community voiced safety concerns for …

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Announcement: Lifetime of Giving Award Nominations Open

February 24th, 2021

The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington is accepting nominations for its 2021 Lifetime of Giving Award. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24. More information and an online nomination form are available at cfsww.org/award.

The local grantmaking organization established the award to recognize community members who make significant personal sacrifices throughout their …

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Announcement: Foundation Opens 2021 Focus Grants

February 16th, 2021

The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington awarded a total of $1,028,394 to 46 organizations through its 2020 Focus Grant program. The local grantmaking organization also opened applications for a new round of funding this week and expects to distribute at least $850,000 in Focus Grants this year.   

Nonprofits and other eligible organizations working to disrupt the cycle of intergenerational poverty in Clark, Cowlitz or Skamania Counties are encouraged to apply. The foundation addresses this work by funding three impact areas: educational attainment, basic …

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