Individuals and families across our region are reimagining their potential to make a difference, now and for years to come. Nearly everyone has something to share, especially when they think beyond cash on hand. Generous donors like George Soetje have transformed non-cash assets like real estate into meaningful charitable impact.
As the first organization in the Spokane region dedicated to serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence from the Latinx communities, Mujeres in Action (MiA) has undertaken a challenging mission of delivering culturally responsive services to local survivors.
The Northeast Washington (N.E.W.) Hunger Coalition is tackling hunger together. As a collaborative of groups and individuals across Stevens, Pend Oreille and Ferry counties, the coalition has established a connected network of 17 food pantries.
Richard “Dick” Vandevert’s legacy is one of lasting impact, remembered as a beloved family man, business partner, friend and mentor. In his memory, daughter Debbie Cozzetto and his wife Bonnie established a donor-advised fund at Innovia.
Passionate animal advocates and lifelong artists, Kit and Pete Jagoda have devoted their lives to providing a forever home for animals in need. Recognizing the vital importance of securing their animal sanctuary’s longevity, Kit and Pete founded the River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary Fund at Innovia.
Based in Spokane, Free Rein is a nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and adults with special needs through adaptive and therapeutic horsemanship. To support their search for a permanent facility to reach hundreds more, they established the Free Rein Therapeutic Riding Endowment Fund at Innovia.
A nonprofit based in Bonners Ferry, Community Coalition for Families (CCFF) provides the space for volunteer groups and local agencies to work together to advocate for the betterment of all residents in the county. In partnership with the Equinox Foundation, an Innovia grant will help the coalition uplift more than 50 local families at risk of homelessness through its Emergency Housing Program. Too often, a job loss, illness or other tragedy sparks a cascade of life stressors that lead to housing instability and homelessness. Bolstered by the grant, CCFF provides a safety net, meeting immediate financial needs while also encouraging resilience and long-term solutions for those who need it most.
Financial planning conversations may involve retirement, a dream lake cabin or those long-awaited home remodels. However, a critical and often overlooked aspect of planning is the topic of legacy.