Philanthropist of the Year Awards Ceremony & Breakfast

Date: Friday, February 23, 2018

Time: 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Location: Camano Center

Guest Speaker: Allison Warren-Barbour, President, United Way of Snohomish County

United Way of Snohomish County recently selected the Stanwood-Camano community to receive one of its new Core Collaboration grants of $210,000 per year for three years. These grants are designed to support collaborations of cross-sector partners who work together to help low-income families with young children (0-8) become self-sufficient and attain early educational success. When this grant opportunity was announced in March 2017, SCAF led a local effort to bring together cross-sector partners serving our community who were passionate about working together to achieve this vision. Seventeen organizations responded and, over the next eight months, worked closely together to create a new program called “Making Life Work” and apply for the United Way’s new Core Collaboration grant. Ours was one of five programs selected for funding by United Way.

Allison Warren-Barbour, President of United Way of Snohomish County, will be joining us as our special guest speaker for the 2018 Philanthropist of the Year Awards Ceremony & Breakfast. She will be talking about the reasons behind their change in direction and what they hope to accomplish, and how our local Making Life Work program fits into that vision.

Also celebrate with us as we recognize outstanding contributors to philanthropy in our community.

Awards to be given:

Floyd & Delores Jones Spirit of Philanthropy Award

Heritage Bank Business Making a Difference Award

Keith Erickson Pay It Forward Award