About Maury Harris

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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

Greg and Betsy Hatton Plan A Lasting Legacy

January 25th, 2024

Starting and growing organizations is extremely difficult. There is an enormous amount of time, risk and energy involved. There is also a huge emotional investment. Just ask the Hattons.

For 53 years, Greg and Betsy have been confidants in marriage and leadership. Greg built a global commercial vehicle component business based in Vancouver, while Betsy helped …

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Expanding the Ken and Dean Kirn Scholarship

January 22nd, 2024

Ken Kirn didn’t think he had many options after graduating from his small-town high school. Most of his friends were getting blue-collar jobs or enlisting in the service.

Up until then, Ken thought college was a path for other, more capable students. Thankfully, he had an incredible mentor who saw his potential and guided and encouraged …

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NAACP Vancouver Grows ACT-SO Achievement Program

January 19th, 2024

Bridgette Fahnbulleh enters a bustling community room and sits near the wall to take in the sights and sounds. Ambitious high school students and passionate volunteers are crowded around large tables. This bustling space all started as an idea two years ago. Now, dozens of people have dedicated roughly 25 Saturdays to be part of …

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Announcement: CFSWW Selects Matt Morton as President

March 18th, 2022

The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington has selected Matt Morton as the organization’s fifth president. Morton will take the helm on April 18, 2022, succeeding Jennifer Rhoads who led the organization for nearly a decade.

Morton currently works as the Equitable Education Portfolio Director at Meyer Memorial Trust, where he leads Oregon’s largest private philanthropic grantmaking …

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