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Charities and Philanthropy

Martha & Mary’s Generations of Care benefit luncheon and auction will be held Sunday, April 27, from noon to 3:30 pm at Kiana Lodge, 14976 Sandy Hook Road in Poulsbo. This annual event supports Martha & Mary’s (www.marthaandmary.org) mission of providing quality care for seniors and early childhood education services across Kitsap County.

This year’s keynote speaker is Erik R. Lindbergh, a pilot, artist and entrepreneur, and the grandson of aviation pioneers Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. read more »

 

Liberty Bay Books in Poulsbo is one of 2,300 bookstores and libraries across America supporting World Book Night 2014. This year’s event will be held April 23 — Shakespeare’s birthday — when 25,000 volunteers from Kodiak to Key West will give away half a million free books in more than 6,000 towns and cities across America. 

Liberty Bay Books serves as a community base for local givers, receiving the books that they will be giving out and providing useful resources. Liberty Bay is hosting a reception for local givers on April 17 at 6 p.m.  read more »

 

The South Kitsap Helpline is selling gorgeous SuperTunia hanging baskets grown in greenhouses at its nursery in Port Orchard as a fundraiser to benefit the nonprofit agency, which operates a food bank and other programs serving those in need.

The nursery has baskets with six colorful petunia varieties to choose from for $29.99 each (tax is included). Helpline is taking pre-orders for the baskets, which will be ready for pick-up on Saturday, May 10 just in time for Mother’s Day. read more »

 

Kitsap Community Foundation has posted online summaries of grant applications from 71 local nonprofit organizations and invites the public to view and possilby help fund the applications. The application summaries will be available for viewing at www.kitsapfoundation.org through April 7.

The foundation feels that providing this service fulfills its mission, which executive director Kol Medina said is “to connect people who care to causes that matter. By posting these grant applications online and encouraging the public to help fund them, we are directly completing our mission.”

Each year, the foundation solicits grant applications from local nonprofit organizations and funds those that it can with its limited funds. This year, similar to past years, the foundation’s funding falls far short of the nonprofits’ needs. read more »

 

The Olympic College Foundation will provide over $200,000 in scholarship support to students attending Olympic College during the 2014-15 academic year. Scholarship opportunities are available to anyone interested in attending Olympic College.

Eligibility requirements for scholarships vary and are not solely based on academic achievement. The foundation whs a wide range of scholarship criteria based on program of study, career goals, community service, leadership, and/or interests.

The Olympic College Foundation works with private donors to provide scholarship support for OC students. These scholarships are created by individuals, families, businesses and groups in the community who have a strong commitment to helping students reach their educational goals. read more »

 

The Kitsap Development Officers Group meeting on March 4 will feature a Major Giving Workshop. Chris Davenport will be showcasing a major giving video from a seasoned professional to lead a discussion about major gifts. Additionally, there will have professionals on hand to answer questions and add real life examples.

Kitsap Community Foundation also will update the group on plans for The Kitsap Great Give, a new philanthropic campaign being organized for this year. The deadline for nonprofits to register for The Kitsap Great Give is March 15. read more »

 

The Kitsap Community Foundation is taking online applications for its 2014 scholarships. Anyone interested will find the online application form and more information on the foundation’s website at www.kitsapfoundation.org.

Applications are being accepted until March 15 for five scholarships:

•  Charles and Dorothy Martell Scholarship: This will be awarded to a Kitsap County high school student graduating in 2014, to help pay for tuition or costs of books, music or supplies, and help with the cost of instruments. Strong consideration will be given to participants of the Kitsap Youth Symphony, and students wishing to continue music or music education beyond high school. This scholarship is for approximately $980. read more »

 

Doña Keating, president and CEO of consulting firm Professional Options and a member of the Olympic College Foundation Board, has funded two new student scholarships.

The Student Leadership Scholarship is for a student who is or will be attending Olympic College and who actively participates in a leadership role within a campus student organization or club and/or is significantly involved in the local community.

A Computer Information Systems (CIS) Scholarship will go to an OC student who intends to study in the field of computer information systems. read more »

 

The Key Peninsula Civic Center is holding its annual fundraiser Crab Feed on Feb. 15, from 4-7 p.m., at 17010 S. Vaughn Road KPN. In addition to the fresh-caught Pacific Coast Dungeness crab, the dinner will include spaghetti, Caesar salad and garlic bread; soda, beer and wine will be available for sale. As with past years, attendees are requested to bring their own seafood crackers and picks for crab cracking.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children age 6 to 12; children under 6 are free. Tickets may be purchased at Blend Wine Shop and Sunnycrest Nursery in Key Center, the Key Peninsula Civic Center business office in Vaughn, or online at http://crabfeed-2014.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets will be sold at the door, depending on availability. read more »

 
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