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Around the Sound

Prospective graduate students at The Evergreen State College will learn about undergraduate requirements, the importance of standardized tests, transcripts and other credentials needed for graduate school admission at a Graduate School Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be on the Olympia campus and this link has more details.

South Hill Puyallup Rotary's "Evening of Wine & Jazz" featuring jazz artist Darren Motamedy will be tomorrow, Nov. 15, beginning at 6 p.m. More information can be found on the group's Web site.

November 2009

People on the move

Mark Starnes is the new interim President and CEO at Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound. He retired as a vice president at Weyerhaeuser in 2006 after 30 years there and with Proctor & Gamble.

Current CEO Rick Guild will stay on through the end of the year in an advisory role to assist with the transition.

November 2009

Holiday Tree showing in Centralia

Lewis County businesses and residents got their first look today at the new Celebration of Life tree at the Thrift Shop in Centralia at 222 S. Pearl Street.

Visiting Nurses Foundation and Assured Home Health and Hospice originally sponsored a Hospice Tree. Over the years, it has evolved into a ceremony and event that has grown to encompass a larger audience with the emphasis on the Celebration of Life.

November 2009

New 'art' award winner

The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has announced the 2009 Foundation of Art Award goes to "The Billboard" by Jeremy Mangan. (View the work here.)

The Community Foundation created the annual award in 2008 to support the local art sector, understanding the positive difference that arts and culture makes to the economic, social and community development of Pierce County. The award honors professional artists living and working locally.

November 2009

People on the move

City Club of Tacoma has announced the winner of its 2009 Dennis Seinfeld Emerging Leader award as Keith Blocker, a community  organizer known for The Conversation, a group of community members who gather to focus on issues of social justice.

He is also the energy behind the Race and Pedagogy Initiative whose signature event is So'Just, now in its third year.

November 2009

Military family support

With Veterans Day observances tomorrow, many will be thinking of America's military service members from past eras - and rightfully so.

Operation Homefront of Washington is focused on supporting current members of the Armed Forces and their families, with more than 19,000 Fort Lewis soldiers currently deployed.

November 2009

Comcast, United Ways join forces

United Ways across Western Washington and Comcast today launched a campaign to raise awareness and money for basic needs across the region. Pierce and Thurston Counties' United Way efforts are part of this event.

The money will go toward needs like food and shelter for people across Western Washington this holiday season.

November 2009

Nonprofit jobs to get tighter

In a survey of not-for-profit CFOs and senior comptrollers conducted by Grant Thornton LLP, only 11 percent report their organization will increase hiring in the next six months and half (51 percent) plan to reduce bonuses.

At the same time, while more than half of those surveyed believe the U.S. economy will improve; only a quarter (28 percent) expect their own organization's financial prospects to improve during the same time period.

November 2009

Around the Sound

Tomorrow's 9th annual Leadership in Philanthropy Awards at St. Martin's University will recognize caring individuals and organizations that generously support philanthropy in the South Sound. The luncheon is presented by the South Sound Partners for Philanthropy.

Conservative radio talk-show host Michael Medved visits City Club of Tacoma for a Wednesday evening meeting at Theater on the Square in downtown Tacoma. Get tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com or by contacting City Club at (253) 272-9561.

November 2009

Wedding gown sales benefit cancer foundation

Nearly $30,000 was raised for the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation at the South Sound Wedding Show - Tacoma, presented by South Sound Wedding & Event magazine.

"This is a record sales event for the Seattle area," says Brenda Chovanak, director, National Tour of Gowns, Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation.

October 2009
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