Time and time again, our region has proved that when tragedy strikes, we are ready and willing to support our neighbors. That’s why when a catastrophic fire engulfed the school building in the small town of Almira, Washington, leaving nearly 140 students from kindergarten through eighth grade without a place to learn, our community answered the call.
Born on opposite sides of the globe, Art and Tiia Brown shared an immigrant experience that sparked their generous legacy of strengthening communities.
Volunteers of America (VOA) and Family Promise, two organizations committed to ending homelessness in Spokane, each established endowments at Innovia this year to sustain their missions for future generations.
On Sunday, September 4, 2022, the tragic loss of Sandy Williams, a distinguished civil rights activist, journalist and community leader, left a tremendous void in our community. Her visionary leadership and tenacious pursuit of equity and justice impacted countless lives. With reverence to her indelible legacy, Innovia is honored to announce that it has established and seeded a new $10,000 endowment, the Sandy Williams Fund for the Carl Maxey Center.
Innovia Foundation recently awarded $321,726 in scholarships to students throughout Eastern Washington and North Idaho for the 2022-2023 school year. Innovia manages over 30 scholarship programs on behalf of donors who have established funds to help students achieve their higher education goals.
For 18 years, Spokane Jewish Family Services (SAJFS) has celebrated the Jewish experience through film. As the largest Jewish cultural event in the Inland Northwest, the event welcomes members of the public to enjoy and learn from stories told on the big screen.
The Favored Few Support Crew group, consisting of Honorary Commanders and civic leaders, seeks to strengthen the overall quality of life of military personnel and families at Fairchild Air Force Base. Funds raised will be used to provide grants for large and small projects and initiatives that provide mental health, wellness and/or quality of life support for military personnel and their families stationed at Fairchild.
Often faced with the threat of outliving their means, a retirement community in Spokane and one in Coeur d’Alene have established funds for residents experiencing financial hardship.
With the stresses that often come from social media and the myriad of other obstacles encountered on the path to high school graduation, the journey becomes even more daunting for a teenage parent. It’s a large part of what motivated Lumen High School Executive Director Shauna Edwards to establish the school for teen parents.
Members of the Wallace Chamber of Commerce in Wallace, Idaho have taken great pride in the fact the city and surrounding Silver Valley once came under the protection of Buffalo Soldiers. On June 17, the chamber and surrounding community celebrated the rich heritage of Buffalo Soldiers in Wallace with a monument dedication.