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Favored Few Support Crew Fund

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.

Couple supports initiatives that address housing insecurity and homelessness

For Dianne Quast and Christina Pegg, ensuring housing security is more than a profession. After spending their careers serving with housing security organizations across the West Coast, both Dianne and Chris have invested their time and talents in volunteer leadership roles at local housing organizations.  “Without a safe, affordable place to live, it is really …

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Driven by the value of family and health, couple creates scholarship for WSU nurses

Rowena E. Pineda and Todd Miller believe in the power of healthy communities. This passion drives their work and their support for local nurses in training. The health of the local communities is never truly out of mind for Rowena and Todd who have both invested in careers supporting local health organizations, including the Spokane …

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“Education and community were important in our household. If we had enough, we gave it to somebody else,” —Karen, daughter of Helen E. Schafer.

Honoring family through the gift of education Education was a passion Helen E. Schaefer never hesitated to share. For 40 years, Helen poured her love of learning and music into lessons for children at Madison and Hutton grade schools in Spokane. As a first-generation college student, Helen knew the power of educational success firsthand and …

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Helping Young Families Flourish: Roger and Mona Crawford Fund supports Lumen High School

Since 2010, Roger and Mona Crawford have used their donor-advised fund at Innovia to distribute thousands of dollars in grants to local Christian ministries and nonprofits. The Roger and Mona Crawford Family Foundation is part of their plan to involve future generations of their family in nurturing a legacy of generosity. Working with their grandson, …

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Empowering the Next Generation to Care for the Earth: Madeline Gendreau

When it comes to making a positive impact on her community, Madeline Gendreau is not afraid to dream big. Through the support of the Rika Ream Environmental Scholarship at Innovia, Madeline is pursuing joint degrees in Geoscience and Environmental Hydrology as a first-year student at Boise State University. After graduation, she plans to attend law …

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