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If you've received an email from anyone at United Way of Thurston County (UWTC), you'll notice several logos displayed beneath our own. These organizations are UWTC's Cornerstone Partners.   Cornerstone Partners are central to our success, providing foundational financial support for our organization, as well as important leadership on our board and other committees, insight on community issues, and thousands of volunteers who volunteer their time and their talents.    Cornerstone Partners work every day to deliver the highest service to our community. We are grateful for the dedication of...
Post date: Friday, September 2, 2022 - 3:46pm

You might know Renée from her work as a volunteer coordinator for the Thurston County Vaccination Clinics. As that project ended, Renée joined United Way full-time as Director of Corporate Engagement. She'll work with Workplace Campaigns. 

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Post date: Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:24pm

United Way of Thurston County welcomes a new board member to its Board of Directors and installs two new officers. 

 

United Way of Thurston County mobilizes the caring power of the community to fight for the health, education and financial stability of everyone in our community. As a nonprofit leader, we bring together individuals, groups, donors and service providers to help solve some of the most challenging social issues affecting Thurston County. United Way and its Board of Directors is a mix of leaders from the private and public sectors and reside throughout Thurston...

Post date: Friday, September 2, 2022 - 12:25pm

No one knows what the future may hold. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t save and plan for a rainy day. Being a good steward of our time and talents helps provide a buffer against the worrying unknown. At Townsend Security, COO Sandra Hulteen and her team work to protect their customer’s data against breaches and cyber-attacks. But they also focus on giving back. In her own life, Hulteen has been a donor to United Way of Thurston County (UWTC) for many years to help those in need find firm, secure footing in life.

Hulteen first heard about our local United Way when she started with...

Post date: Friday, September 2, 2022 - 11:58am

These days it’s easy to give to your favorite charity. Grocery stores round up to the next dollar, restaurants host meal drives, credit cards donate rewards dollars, and automatic deduction and workplace giving allow for reminder-free support. At MultiCare, they recently put a unique—and adorable—spin on fundraising: puppies. Thanks to the Hug-A-Husky event held at MultiCare Capital Medical Center in Olympia, donations went hand in paw with wagging tails and slobbery wiggles.

MultiCare’s Christine Hogue explains that “MultiCare makes it a priority to be active members of the...

Post date: Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 6:06pm
Some people are born with a tremendous sense of compassion, caring, and community. They become lifelong supporters, volunteers, and donors to a wide range of civic and nonprofit causes. For United Way of Thurston County, Mike Leonard went above and beyond, even working for the organization through his upcoming retirement in August 2022. Today, we're taking a moment to celebrate his hard work and caring heart.   “I have been a contributor to United Way campaigns since 1984,” explains Leonard. “I worked for the Lewiston Morning Tribune in Lewiston, Idaho at the time, and volunteered to be a...
Post date: Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 5:59pm

Presented by Nancy J. LaPointe

Charitable gift annuities (CGAs) are an arrangement between a donor and a nonprofit organization where the donor receives a regular payment for life based on the value of assets transferred to the organization. This allows donors to make a gift to their favorite charity, and, in return, they receive fixed payments for life. After the donor’s death, the assets are kept by the organization.

Getting Started

Many donors use CGAs as an inexpensive alternative to a charitable remainder trust (CRT) when drafting and maintaining those trusts...

Post date: Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 12:22pm
If you've received an email from anyone at United Way of Thurston County (UWTC), you'll notice several logos displayed beneath our own. These organizations are UWTC's Cornerstone Partners.   Cornerstone Partners are central to our success, providing foundational financial support for our organization, as well as important leadership on our board and other committees, insight on community issues, and thousands of volunteers who volunteer their time and their talents.    Cornerstone Partners work every day to deliver the highest service to our community. We are grateful for the dedication of...
Post date: Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 12:00pm

As kids, we’re taught to share with those around us. Whether dividing up snacks or distributing crayons equally amongst friends, it’s the ideal time to plant seeds of generosity. For Lori Drummond, President and CEO of Olympia Federal Savings (OlyFed), a love of giving was instilled early and continues even today.

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Post date: Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 11:28am

On June 7, United Way of Thurston County (UWTC) and Thurston County Public Health and Social Services recognized President’s Volunteer Service Award recipients. These individuals served between 100 and 470 hours in the last year supporting the vaccine clinics in Thurston County.

We honored the following individuals

Kim Yee volunteered 473 hours Sandra Hallstrom, volunteered 466 hours Tobias Klotz volunteered 422 hours Deborah Barnett volunteered 244 hours Martin Balikov volunteered 204 hours Christine Hall volunteered 195 hours Clade “Terry” Sullivan volunteered 185 hours...
Post date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 1:43pm

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