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NALU Studies Maui Nui 2019 NALU 101 Ahupua'a Session for At-Risk and Adjudicated Youth

by Pacific American Foundation is the fiscal sponsor NALU Studies Education Center

The NALU Studies Education Center is requesting 25K in funding to support the inaugural NALU Studies Maui Nui (Maui, Moloka'i, and Lana'i Islands) NALU 101 Ahupua'a session, which will result in Maui Nui high risk, adjudicated, high school youth understanding advanced scientific concepts by working directly with scientist mentors in hands-on, experiential education approaches that address real world environmental issues.  We have been approached by the Honorable Judge Mark Browning of the Hawaii Family Court and Circuit Court. Maui Nui students will receive high school and college credit and consequently mentor peers and at-risk middle school youth.  NALU Studies synergizes science, community service, and education, engaging at-risk, under-represented youth through a Hawaiian cultural contextual lens.  Between NALU Studies' NALU Nature program and the rigorous NALU Academic program that icludes labs, field work, a final exam, and a public presentation, we transform the lives of high-risk youth to see themselves as responsible leaders taking action in support of their communities and the environment.

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Annual Underwriting Sponsors

by Chehalis Valley Educational Foundation

KACS Depends on Underwriting Sponsors to help us serve our community:

Business donations are define by the IRS and FCC ans underwriting sponsorships for our non-profit non-commercial community broadcasting public service.  Sponsors provide funding for each quarter hour we are on-air, covering the costs for that 15-minutes of our broadcast day.  In return we acknowledge your sponsor support naming your business, describing the products and services you provide, giving your location and contact information. Your contact information may include phone, website, and social media page.  We also provide our sponsors an interactive listing on our network website sponsor index including your logo, website and social media page links, address and phone number along with a description of your products and services.

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Feast with Friends

by Futurewise

Futurewise is gearing up for our 13th Annual Feast with Friends this year, and we’re hoping you can join us. For over a decade, Futurewise has connected local farmers with top chefs, winemakers and beermakers to highlight Washington’s diverse, vibrant agricultural bounty and celebrate our advocacy work to protect our agricultural lands.

Your sponsorship of Feast with Friends underwrites event costs, allowing Futurewise to focus on:

* Protecting prime farmland and forest lands

* Creating healthy, vibrant, and equitable communities

* Ensuring our Puget Sound is clean and safe

* Advocating for public transit and green infrastructure

* Enabling leaders in Olympia to adopt policies that move our communities forward

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UNSTOPPABLE Music Empowerment Program

by FREE2LUV INC

The effects of low self-esteem in children — depression, hostility/acting out, and poor social skills — are devastating. Underserved youth are particularly vulnerable. In response to this issue, Free2Luv® has created UNSTOPPABLE, an interactive, music-based empowerment program serving at-risk youth, designed to engage, enlighten, and empower youth to celebrate their own individuality and uniqueness.

Through popular music and powerful storytelling, we address topics pertinent to today’s youth — self-acceptance, anxiety, depression, overcoming adversity, bullying, the importance of kindness, racism, self-esteem, and goal development — all from a peer perspective. 

Teen performers stress to the students that they are not alone, that being different and unique is a strength, and that they too can overcome adversity. Our goal is to ignite a spark in every participant to inspire positive choices, and increased feelings of support and belonging. 

 

 

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Free2BeME Project: Journeys of Self-Discovery

by FREE2LUV INC

In response to the bullying and youth suicide crisis that affects such a large number of youth each day, Free2Luv created the Free2BeME Project, an art-driven empowerment workshop geared toward meeting the needs of at-risk youth.

The Free2BeME Project creates a safe space for youth to express themselves creatively, develop self-esteem, foster teamwork, communication, and leadership skills - all while becoming more responsible and active stewards of their community.

Self-esteem in youth is at an all-time low, over 160,000 students are staying home from school every day due to bullying, and funds for the arts has been cut over 80% in U.S. public schools. We need to actively address these issues by offering our empowerment programming free-of-charge to underserved communities, affording them the opportunity to creatively express themselves through the power of the arts.

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Parkview Annual Auction Dinner

by Parkview Services

Join us for an evening of food and philanthropy to support Parkview's programs. We welcome back auctioneers April Brown and Mike Brown to host fun games, our live auction and a tasty dessert dash. We'll also have a raffle and silent auction to peruse at the start of the event. Help Parkview Services continue a now 51-year long legacy of inclusive affordable housing in the Pacific Northwest. Hope to see you there!

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16th Annual Gala Dinner & Auction

by Work Opportunities

Our 16th Annual Gala Dinner & Auction is biggest fundraising event of the year and is also a chance for us to show our appreciation for our clients, their supporters, and the community that supports what we do.

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Grand Ronde Hospital Foundation

by GRANDE RONDE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

The Grande Ronde Hospital Foundation is hosting a dinner and benefit auction/raffle in conjunction with its 24th Annual Grande Ronde Amateur golf tournament on Saturday - September 8, 2018.  We ask that you consider a tax-deductible donation of an item, service, or experience for our auction.  All proceeds from the auction and the tournament will go towards the purchase of needed patient care equipment for our hospital and clinics.

 

The Amateur dinner and auction will be held at the La Grande Country Club, and draws more than 110 golfers, donors, and community members to support local healthcare.

 

Last year, our event raised $16,500 in total which funded patient care programs such as new Infusion Clinic chairs, ENT Exam Chair, and Wireless Fetal Monitoring belt for the Family Birthing Center. Projects such as these make Grande Ronde Hospital the medical home of choice providing the most advanced patient care technology to its patients for more than 110 years!

  

Your donation to this long-standing event will not go without notice. Your business name will be advertised throughout the three-day eventincluding mention in the auction program, our regional print and radio  media, the Hospital’s website, and on the Foundation’s electronic donor wall located in the Hospital‘s lobby. 

 

We ask that you have any donations or pledges to us no later than August 10th, 2018.

 

For more information contact Patrick Flynn, at (541) 963-1431 or [email protected]

 

Thank you for your consideration,

 

Patrick Flynn

Grande Ronde Hospital Foundation Manager           

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2018 Lelli Memorial Scholarship Program

by PAST PRESIDENTS CLUB PROPELLOR CLUB OF THE UNITED STATES

The Tacoma Propeller Club hosts a competition known as the Lelli Memorial Scholarship every year.  This program was established to acquaint public high school seniors and the citizens of Pierce County with the maritime industry and the effects of international trade on our community.

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Ahadi: A Benefit Dinner

by GLOBEMED NFP

We are happy to announce that this year GlobeMed at the University of Washington will be hosting our 6th annual Benefit Dinner! Ahadi: Celebrating Commitment to Global Health will take place at the Intellectual House on the 18th of May. Join us for a lively evening featuring a silent auction, keynote speakers, a fabulous catered dinner, live entertainment, and our very own GlobeMed wine! We can't wait to see you there!

GlobeMed’s mission is to instill and promote healthy global work practices within our members by holding weekly chapter meetings, where we discuss global health topics and engage in critical thinking, challenging the power dynamics that can arise when you have a party that's giving aid and a party that's receiving aid.

Our chapter is partnered with NECOFA, a Kenyan grassroots organization committed to uplifting and empowering its community through projects in sustainable agriculture, education, and environmental justice. For more information about UW GlobeMed and the work we do, please visit us at uwglobemed.org. For more information on NECOFA, please visit necofakenya.or.ke.

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Hats, Horses and Hope

by Partners For Affordable Housing

Our annual Hats, Horses and Hope event is a Kentucky Derby themed fundraiser.  We offer race viewing, cigar rolling, silent auction, games, betting opportunities and a wine/liquor wall, in addition to best dressed contests.  We would love to showcase your bourbon as a signature item!  We would acknowledge your gift in a variety of ways: signage, printed materials, our website, Facebook and Twitter pages, and more.  Proceeds from this event go to support our two emergency shelters for women and children who are experiencing homelessness.  Guests are invited to stay with us for up to 90 days while taking advantage of case management and programming support to help them overcome barriers, learn important skills and obtain safe and stable housing.  Almost half of our guests are children, so we work hard to also create a comfortable environment to create positive memories of the time when they were homeless.

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WEA Children's Fund Auction and Raffle

by WEA CHILDRENS FUND

Washington Education Association holds its annual Representative Assembly in Spokane April 19-21, 2018. Over 1,000 members of the WEA come together. During this event, the WEA Children’s Fund will conduct silent auction and raffle drawings to raise money. We rely on individuals and organizations like yours for support. Not only will your 100% of your charitable donation be helping children in schools around the state, but by contributing items, you receive recognition for your organization.

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Harvest Beat Dinner and Fundraiser

by Chamber Music Madness

This event takes place at the Harvest Beat restaurant in Wallingford on May 11, 2018.  The evening will include a silent auction, spirits and appetizers, a unique, locally-sourced vegan/vegetarian dinner and a recital by the Skyros Quartet, our Artistic Directors.   Our goal is to raise $10,000.  The money we raise will go towards our youth programs. 

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NICWA/36th Annual Protecting our Children National American Indian Conf. on Child Abuse & Neglect

by NATIONAL INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ASSOCIATION INC

Every year our conference offers attendees cutting-edge programming and serves as the leading source of emerging best practices in the field of Native child welfare. Strategies to develop institutions and programs that keep Native families together and thriving are at the core of our programming, and ensuring compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is one of these cornerstone strategies. ICWA was passed by Congress in 1978 to prevent the alarmingly high rates at which Native children were removed from their homes and placed with non-Native families. Despite progress across the country, problems persist with the disproportionate removal of Native children from their families. In the state of Alaska, Native children are 2.6 times more likely than non-Native children to be placed in out-of-home care, and they are also at higher risk of never being reunited with their families.

For the 573 federally recognized tribes we serve, ICWA allows them to exercise a fundamental prerogative of sovereignty—the right to care for the next generation of Native leaders and keep them connected to their families and culture. The continuation of tribal traditions in large part depends on Native children staying with their families or near their communities.

Our conference addresses this need through our unique mix of programming that inspires attendees to develop culturally responsive institutions to affect change in their communities and develop strategic approaches to promoting the well-being of children. With internationally renowned advocates like Gloria O’Neill (from Cook Inlet Tribal Council), Ariel Tweto (Iñupiaq and TV personality), Dr. Dee Bigfoot, and Cindy Blackstock—our conference attendees are inspired to continue building institutions that reflect their community’s needs and to fight for tribes’ right to care for their member children.

Conference goals:

  • To highlight successful strategies for developing effective services
  • To reveal the latest and most innovative child welfare and children’s mental health service delivery practices
  • To disseminate tactics and strategies for financing and sustaining services that impact children
  • To showcase strategies for involving youth and families in developing services and policies that lead to systems change
  • To create peer-to-peer networks that will assist each other in the work toward permanency for all Native families
  • To share the latest research on the well-being of Native children and effective child welfare and children’s mental health services, practices, and policies

 

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2018 APICC Annual Meeting - Generations

by Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium

The 2018 APICC Annual Meeting & Conference will focus the multi-generational workforce, and the unique challenges faced by young Alaskans in accessing and completing postsecondary training as compared to past generations.

The APICC Annual Membership Meeting & Conference is the leading workforce development gathering in Alaska. The event brings together APICC industry members from oil and gas, mining, maritime, and construction, with education and training providers, nonprofits, trades organizations, government agencies, and secondary and postsecondary students. For almost 20 years, the conference has been fostering collaborative efforts to build skilled, work-ready Alaskans for a strong Alaska economy. 

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16th Annual Community Luncheon

by ALLIANCE FOR EDUCATION

PROGRAM: 

11:00AM Registration opens

11:30AM Doors open

12:00PM Program begins

1:30PM Program concludes

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Alaska Drone Racing League STEAM Outreach @ Arctic Thunder Airshow 2018

by ALASKA DRONE RACING LEAGUE

Alaska Drone Racing League, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, is providing a state wide STEAM education outreach aimed at supporting rural and urban communities by implementing the use of drones and robotic technology for racing and competition, 3D printing, assembly, terrain mapping, game management, video data processing and much more. To accomplish this goal, we are looking for financial sponsorships to support students with our offerings. AKDRL is currently building partnerships with other Alaskan organizations focused on education, training, and workforce development including APICC, EXCEL Alaska, and Northern Industrial Training.  AKDRL envisions a collaborative statewide effort for greater, statewide impact increasing the number of students choosing STEAM-related career paths using drone technologies.
 
The kick-off will be the "Arctic Thunder" air show at JBER this June 30-July1st.

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Funding a State Wide STEM Education Outreach for Students using Drone Technology

by ALASKA DRONE RACING LEAGUE

Alaska Drone Racing League, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, is providing a state wide STEAM education outreach aimed at supporting rural and urban communities by implementing the use of drones and robotic technology for racing and competition, 3D printing, assembly, terrain mapping, game management, video data processing and much more. To accomplish this goal, we are looking for financial sponsorships to support students with our offerings. AKDRL is currently building partnerships with other Alaskan organizations focused on education, training, and workforce development including APICC, EXCEL Alaska, and Northern Industrial Training.  AKDRL envisions a collaborative statewide effort for greater, statewide impact increasing the number of students choosing STEAM-related career paths using drone technologies.
 
 

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Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community Foundation Golf Tournament

by TACOMA LUTHERAN RETIREMENT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

9-hole golft tournament raising funds for our Resident Assistance Fund. We are one of only two retirement communities in Pierce County that will not ask residents who run out of funds to leave our facility.

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Walk To End Lupus Now - Portland

by Lupus Foundation of America, Pacific Northwest Region-DUP1

When you take part in a Lupus Foundation of America's Walk to End Lupus Now®, you experience firsthand the power of the movement to end lupus. Join us in Portland to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from its brutal impact.

walktoendlupus.org/portland

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Walk To End Lupus Now - Seattle

by Lupus Foundation of America, Pacific Northwest Region-DUP1

When you take part in a Lupus Foundation of America's Walk to End Lupus Now®, you experience firsthand the power of the movement to end lupus. Join us in Seattle to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from its brutal impact.

walktoendlupus.org/seattle

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The Great Unknown Challenge

by Lupus Foundation of America, Pacific Northwest Region-DUP1

Adventure calls. Join the fun.

Participants will be transported to five undisclosed locations where they must complete an unknown challenge at each. The challenges will require brains, brawn, and a sense of adventure. Say what?! The challenges last year were a blast! None of those will be repeated though. We don't call it the GreatUnknown Challenge for nothing. Sign up for a morning filled with fun, laughter, and...free beer!

thegreatunknownchallenge.org

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4th Annual Gala

by Anchor Age Center Inc

Annual garden gala fundraiser supporting the Anchorage Senior Activity Center.  This fundraiser raises funds by sponsorships of tables; table sponsors of $2,500 (sponsorship and meals for a table of 8) or $5,000 (sponsorship and meals for table of 10) and a live and silent auction (items for auction are welcome). 

In addition this Garden Gala will recognize the 35th anniversary of the Anchorage Senior Activity Center.

The Anchorage Senior Activity Center provides a location and services for seniors to 'age in place' providing a place for community interaction as well as a full fitness department and many regular daily, weekly and monthly activities.

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The Clover Restoration Project

by WOODEN BOATS FOR VETERANS

WBFV is restoring a 68' sailboat, "Clover", to extend our sailing program.  We are doing the work with an all-volunteer workforce.  Please see attachments for details.

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Legacy of HOPE, February 22 2018

by Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound

Legacy of HOPE is our signature event that celebrates and honors our Youth of the Year Candidates. By way of background: Each of the candidates have been selected Youth of the Year at their own Branch and the winner of our competition will advance to the State Youth of the Year competition with the potential of advancing to the regional and national competition, if selected. 

 The national competition is the highest honor for youth within the Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide, and is held in Washington, D.C. where five regional winners from around the country meet with the President of the United States and many other dignitaries. Each of these youth are judged on leadership qualities and service exhibited through: Home & Family, Spiritual Values, Community, School, Service to the Club, Life Goals, Obstacles Overcome, Essays, Poise & Public Speaking. 

We typically have about 600 guests representing business and community leaders, volunteers, elected officials and philanthropists who attend this hallmark event. 

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All Saints School Auction "Ohana Paradise"

by All Saints School

Our annual fundraising Auction is March 3, 2018

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BoyStrength Graduation

by BoyStrength

BOYSTRENGTH GRADUATION

Please join us in recognizing your child for completing our nine-week BoyStrength curriculum; Training in violence prevention

Date: December 14th

Time: 7:00-8:30 PM

Location: PPB Training Center 14912 NE Airport Way

 

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Data Management Implementation

by ANCHORAGE SCHOOL BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP INC

School Business Partnerships (SBP) facilitates quality partnerships between the business community and schools in the Anchorage School District, benefiting all students and staff.

Goal

As the SBP Board of Directors looks to the future, it is apparent that necessary changes to the data collection process must be made.  SBP strives to make sound decisions and develop efficient practices, relying on accurate data as the baseline.  Accurate data will allow SBP to make data driven, organizational decisions; align partnerships with school specific goals; strengthen partnerships; and increase efficiency.

Participants

The SBP Executive Director will work with the Director of Education Technology to identify and implement a new software to manage SBP’s partnership information and data.  The Executive Director will serve as the lead in this project and the Director of Education Technology will serve as the expert advisor.

This new software and process will benefit principals, school coordinators and the business partners alike.  It will serve as a tool for schools in their relationships with partners, improve efficiency and quality of data.  Principals and school coordinators will gain easier access to partner information and business partners will gain access to their volunteer and donation information (which they previously have not been able to easily access).

Actions

There are several steps to get the software implemented and SBP will be able to utilize the data that will be gathered.

  1. Research and select software

  2. Run demonstration of the software at the three grade levels: elementary, middle and high school

  3. Spring and summer transition from current system to new system

    • The transition will include integrating the new system into the school district data viewing system

  4. Training of school district staff in Fall 2018

  5. First year of implementation 2018-2019 school year

  6. First round of district wide data collection and analysis in January 2019

Impact

The implementation of a new data collection software tool will positively impact all parties involved in SBP.  Principals will be able to strategically form new and existing partnerships to further student success, aligning partnerships to support district backed goals.  Business and Community partners will be able to see the results of their time and resource investments through actual data results.  The SBP Executive Director will be able to create and access accurate data reports in a timely manner.  The SBP Board of Directors will be able to utilize data to make organizational decisions.

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Annual NAMI SW WA Luncheon and Silent Auction

by NAMI SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON

This is a community event where activists, peers, community leaders, healthcare professionals gather for an afternoon of education and fun. 

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Books to Read for Kids in Need

by UP WITH BOOKS INC

Fundraiser to promote reading and literacy by providing new books to underpriviliged children.

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