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People on the Move

Gary Robinson has been named director of the Pierce County Budget and Finance Department. He has served in a variety of executive roles with the state since 1977, most recently as chief financial officer for the Department of Social and Health Services.

Michael Bulling has received the 2011 Kenneth Shaw Graduate of the Year award from Goodwill Industries International. He has cerebral palsy and has worked for nearly four years as a custodian at Sea-Tac International Airport. Bulling also received the 2010 Graduate of the Year award from Tacoma Goodwill.

May 2011

People on the Move

Capital Medical Center has selected members of its board of trustees for 2011. They include: Kevin Ekar, Heritage Bank, chair; Stephen Daniels-Brown, Daniels-Brown Communications, vice chair; David Deitz M.D., South Sound Surgical Associates; Janie Easter, Easter Financial Services; Thomas O'Meara M.D., Olympia Multi-Specialty Clinic; Wendy Holden; Robert Hipp M.D., South Sound Surgical Associates; Angela Bowen M.D., Western Institutional Review Board; Joseph Sharp, former CEO of Capital Medical Center; Jim Morris, MPH Holdings LLC; Clyde Carpenter M.D., Olympia Orthopaedic Associates; Debra Johnson M.D., South Sound Women's Center; and Jim Geist, CEO of Capital Medical Center.

Daryl Fourtner has joined Heritage Bank in downtown Olympia as senior vice president, commercial lender. He has more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry, most recently as a vice president, commercial banker, and is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School.

April 2011

United Way inches closer to getting more parking spaces

After 10 years, United Way of Pierce County is close to finalizing its purchase of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway property located behind the nonprofit's building on Pacific Avenue. United Way is planning to use the downtown Tacoma property to create 50 to 75 parking spots.

Pete Grignon, UWPC's CFO, said he should have results from environmental testing on the site within the week. If the tests come back clean, both UWPC and BNSF will conduct surveys of the property.

"If that's good, all lights are green and we'll probably be buying it in June," he said. "It will provide much needed parking for our building tenants, which right now are 100 percent nonprofits."

April 2011

Coming Up program earns Evergreen Award

A south King County initiative to place homeless people ages 18 to 25 into housing and provide support services to the developmental needs of young adults has received the 2011 Evergreen Award from the Alliance of Nonprofits.

Coming Up is a collaboration of Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation, Kent Youth and Family Services and Auburn Youth Resources.

April 2011

Mason Habitat for Humanity executive director resigns

Tammey Newton has resigned as executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Mason County to pursue an executive management position with an expanding information technology firm in Bothell.

"Leaving Habitat is certainly bittersweet for me," Newton said. "Although excited for my new opportunity, I have such a passion for the mission of Habitat and for Mason County."

April 2011
Umpqua holds volunteer fairs inside its stores

Umpqua holds volunteer fairs inside its stores

Umpqua Bank has launched the first phase of a three-part Community Action Campaign to spur volunteer efforts throughout the Puget Sound.

"It's really to inspire the community about volunteerism in partnership with Umpqua," said Susan Clearman, area manager. "This is what we do and what we believe in."

Five regional Umpqua banks, including those on Pearl Street and Proctor Street in Tacoma, held volunteer fairs today in an effort to match community members with local nonprofits. Participating nonprofits had tables set up inside the banks and could sign up volunteers on the spot.

April 2011

Nonprofit Center recognizing 3 entities, 1 individual for excellence

Three nonprofit organizations and one local business will be recognized for excellence at the fifth Annual Nonprofit Excellence Awards Luncheon presented by The Nonprofit Center. The luncheon is scheduled for March 23 at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center.

The Jane T. Russell Excellence in Governance Award will be given to the Board of Directors of Rebuilding Together South Sound. The award is presented to a nonprofit board demonstrating exemplary practices in one or more of its primary governance responsibilities.

March 2011

Boys & Girls Clubs, Comcast team to ensure kids learn latest technology

Access to technology is no longer a privilege; it has become a necessity for students to achieve success.

Unfortunately, some South Sound youth are unable to compete with their peers because they don't haveĀ  experience with computers, smart phones and other devices.

But Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County and Comcast are working to solve this disparity by providing computer access and literacy to children who might not have those experiences otherwise.

March 2011

Washington STEM investing $2.4 million in schools, education programs

Washington STEM has made an inaugural investment of $2.4 million to 15 educators, schools and education nonprofits from all corners of the state.

The nonprofit organization was created to discover and scale innovative approaches for improving STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education as a means for creating better opportunities for students.

March 2011

Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County may expand

In response to a growing need for after-school programs in the Olympia School District, Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County (BGCTC) is exploring the feasibility of a new facility on the campus of Garfield Elementary.

Initial plans have the Club positioned in the northwest corner of the ball fields located behind the school.  

March 2011
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