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

Announcement: 2021 Scholarship Applications Open

December 17th, 2020

Vancouver, Wash., Dec. 17, 2020—This month, Community Foundation for Southwest Washington (CFSWW) opened online applications for its 2021 scholarship cycle on the heels of closing out a record year of awards in 2020 that provided $766,379 to aspiring students.

The local charitable foundation manages 66 scholarship funds established by donors, organizations and businesses from across the …

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Announcement: Give More 24! Raises Nearly $3 Million in 2020

September 29th, 2020

Vancouver, Wash., September 25, 2020 — More than 6,000 donors donated $2,901,280 to support 225 local nonprofits during the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington’s annual Give More 24! event. The 24-hour, online giving marathon kicked off at midnight on Thursday, September 24, with the goal of raising $2 million through the website, www.givemore24.org.  

 The Community Foundation and participating nonprofits work together to encourage giving. One incentive is the opportunity for …

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Announcement: CFSWW Grants Over $500,000 to Area Nonprofits

August 5th, 2020

Vancouver, Wash., July 23, 2020 — The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington recently awarded its first set of 2020 Focus Grants and is accepting applications for its second cycle of funding through Monday, August 31.

In total, 22 organizations serving southwest Washington residents benefited from $501,862 in funding during the first Focus Grants cycle. The organization’s …

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When Generosity Floods Your News Feed

November 1st, 2019

…during Give More 24!

Think back to September 19th, 2019. You opened your phone, ready to check Facebook and see for yourself what the online world had to share. Or you were firing up Instagram, ready with your scrolling thumbs to see your friends’ updates on your. Maybe you were hesitant, knowing that your news feed …

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