Spokane County United Way 
Vision, Your October 30, 2018 E-newsletter 

Congratulations to the 2018
Spokane Philanthropy Awards Nominees and Winners!

The Spokane Philanthropy Awards, hosted by the Emerging Leaders Society, recognizes and celebrates the individuals and organizations that demonstrate outstanding community commitment through financial support, advocacy and leadership. 

By highlighting the spirit of giving and caring deeds, these awards acknowledge the impact of philanthropy in Spokane County. Each winner receives $1,000 for the charity of their choice. Additionally, each nominee in the John J. Hemmingson Outstanding Young Philanthropist category is awarded $250 for the charity of their choice.

The 2018 Award Winners are: 

STCU - Philanthropic Corporation of the Year
Finalists: Providence Health Care; Premera Blue Cross

KREM 2 - Philanthropic Small Business of the Year
Finalists: PrimeSource Credit Union; Rehn & Associates

Tyler Lafferty - Outstanding Philanthropist
Finalists: Phil Haugen; Bob and Mary Helen Larson

Vange & Manny Hochheimer - Emerging Philanthropists
Finalists: Rick Clark; Jake Krummel

Sydney Lyman - John J. Hemmingson Outstanding Young Philanthropist
Finalists: Maggie Bailey; Josh Hachtman; Avery Plank

Outstanding Emerging Philalthropists
Outstanding Emerging Philalthropists

Thank you for celebrating and honoring philanthropy in our community. Help us showcase Spokane's Philanthropy in The Chronicle of Philanthropy by voting for Spokane to win the "Best City for Philanthropy" award - Follow this link to VOTE Spokane!

Don't Miss Cosmic Bowling to Benefit Excelerate Success

Win prizes! Enter drawings! Every $1 donated is matched by Williams Northwest Pipeline. A special thank you to Lilac Lanes & Casino for donating all proceeds from this event.

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Lilac Lanes & Casino   6 pm
1112 E. Magnesium Road, Spokane
All you can eat buffet / $10 per person
Cosmic Bowling Entry Fee / $15 per person including ball and shoe rental

Funds raised will benefit 2019 summer learning programs throughout our community. AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers engage in fun, educational activities with children. The volunteers are coordinated by Spokane County United Way and managed by Excelerate Success.
Click on the image above to view the Facebook Event

Excelerate Success Event 
November 9, 2018

Join Exc elerate Success Leadership and Partners for a day of learning about  collective work being done to catalyze education equity in Spokane County. The program will include a keynote speech with Dr. Robin DiAngelo in the morning and a workshop led by Dr. DiAngelo in the afternoon.

Please read more about Dr. DiAngelo and register for the events you plan to attend.
Volunteer Spokane's
Corporate Spotlight 

For years Guardian Life Insurance has been partnering with United Way and doing an amazing job with volunteer efforts and investments that address critical needs in the Spokane community!

Just this year Guardian purchased and assembled 100 backpacks with over 15 school supply items, hygiene products and snacks for students at Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC). SFCC has 5,664 students. 21% of their students are minorities and more than 1,700 are first generation college students. In addition they have 247 students with documented disabilities. The backpacks with the 15+ items are intended to reduce financial stress that some of these students might face as they further their education and skills.

Guardian is also partnering with United Way to invest resources and their staff time in a new virtual volunteer opportunity using a platform called Vello. Vello allows their staff to volunteer time (30 minutes once a week) while at their desks to virtually read and tutor students who are struggling with their reading. We are targeting this effort in a rural school district with limited access to volunteer assistance. The goal of Vello is to improve the reading skills of the students and to provide an easy and impactful volunteer experience.

Learn more about Vello here.

Thank you Guardian!

Help Us Share Other Great Volunteer Efforts! 

We would like to feature other great corporate partners by lifting up their volunteer efforts. To nominate a company, please click here and fill out the information on the lower part of the page. 

Save the date for OVATION - An evening celebration at the Fox - Wednesday, February 6, 2019
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