May 28, 2023
The Washington County Community Foundation is pleased to present the Charles C. Keller Award for Corporate Philanthropy to the Falconi Family of Businesses. It's given to a business that supports the community, not only financially, but with staff time and local leadership, and works to address community needs.
Apr 30, 2023
Her husband was back. It was the middle of the night, and Sara* felt her heart begin pounding with anxiety. As he tore her out of bed, she thought about the blanket she hid outside. No phone, no one else awake, just darkness. Once he locked that door, there was nothing she could do.
Mar 26, 2023
If you were charged with distributing $1 million to nonprofits in the community, how would you decide how that money should be spent?
Feb 26, 2023
Doug Bush sat in the Washington County jail.
He looked out at City Mission and its sign: “Jesus Saves”. It was a sign in the literal sense and the figurative sense. “Jesus Saves” was Doug Bush’s future.
Jan 29, 2023
My mother, Betty Drach, came of age in post-World War II America.
Born in 1930 and raised in Enid, Oklahoma, she was beautiful, ambitious, and brilliant. Like most young people of her era, Betty viewed the late 1940s as a time of tremendous opportunity and social change. Though it was still unusual for girls to pursue post-secondary education, her dream was to go to college, and she was pretty sure her straight-A grades would get her there.
Dec 25, 2022
If you need a job done, full of complicated logistics, the need to tap into multiple resources, to organize a group of people with one mission, and provide unshakable leadership, who would you call? Who better than a former Colonel in the U.S. Army?
Nov 27, 2022
We live in a world of controversy, where “I am right and everyone else is wrong” is a common refrain. But there is one domain where there are absolute right and wrong answers that can’t be second guessed. That domain is Mathematics.
Oct 30, 2022
Volunteers are the very lifeblood of the charitable sector, but not all volunteers are the same.
The secret to creating a dynamic, lasting relationship that works for both the volunteer and the charity can be summarized in a single word: passion.
Sep 25, 2022
For Geraldine Jones, the secret of success was simple. Be true to yourself and you’ll get to the top.
Aug 30, 2022
Are you among the thousands of people in Washington County who have September 15 saved on their calendars? If so, it is likely that you are counting down the days until WCCF Gives.
It began as an idea – a community-wide charitable giving event. But, these past ten years WCCF Gives has become a sensation for donors and charities alike, with some participants completely restructuring their annual giving campaigns to align with the day.