It’s our first Thanksgiving as a fully operational foundation! We have had an amazing year of participation. It warms my heart to know how many people love Centralia as I do.
We are so thankful for the many people who have helped us get underway, allowing us to begin providing amazing support for our community. I want to especially thank our founding board members. They have quietly given money while providing vision and leadership to ensure we are the best stewards for our donor’s gifts. They are all devoted and inspired leaders.
In this first year we were able to create a solid, forward-moving partnership alliance in education with all the various stakeholders. So, I must also thank our own board member Tim Browning and our advisors in education, Mark Davalos and Amy Buzzard. We will kick off the beginning of our “Schools of Excellence” work in 2018. Great things are coming in education!
We are excited about the positive change our efforts will have for our hometown. By donating to the Centralia Community Foundation, donors have a great opportunity to make a lasting economic impact in our community. Several businesses have already begun to support us and I want to thank them for trusting in the Centralia Community Foundation and generously contributing to the future of Centralia.
- The City of Centralia
- Title Guaranty of Lewis County
- Tin Men Supply
It will take all of us for Centralia Community Foundation to be successful and I am excited about what we can accomplish together. For those of you who know me personally, you will know that I often say, “I love you!” And I do. I love each and every one of you.
Happy Thanksgiving Centralia!