Mauri Ingram

Black Lives Matter

We’re late. The racism that has played out in our local communities and across the U.S. in brazen as well as invisible ways has been at play for centuries. When your vision is “everyone who lives here thrives,” your commitment to that vision must be visible, audible and palpable. While I believe that the Community Foundation’s work speaks for itself,… Continue reading

Extraordinary Generosity Builds Resilience – An Update from Mauri

Extraordinary. That word – with all its positive and negative connotations – keeps popping up in conversation. In the positive column, thanks to people like you making generous gifts to the Resilience Fund, more than $550,000 is now in the hands of more than 20 nonprofit partners working hard and working creatively to address the many and varied impacts of… Continue reading

Steve Swan Joins the Foundation Board

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We are thrilled to welcome Steve Swan, Vice President for University Relations at WWU, to our Board of Directors. Steve and his wife Karen moved to Whatcom County three years ago from Wisconsin where he was the Assistant Chancellor for University Advancement at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Steve also founded the company “Ultimate Sports Apparel,” was the assistant men’s… Continue reading

Phillips 66 and Mike Hammes Honored for Outstanding Philanthropy

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Each November the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Washington Chapter joins national and international colleagues to honor and support the efforts and passions of philanthropic leaders and the organizations they serve. Selected from nominees located throughout Washington, two of this year’s group of honorees came from Whatcom County: Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery for Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation, and Mike Hammes /… Continue reading

Bellingham Scholarship Recipient, Hannah Truong, Receives National Honor

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Last February, while Hannah Truong was finishing her senior year at Squalicum High School, she applied for local scholarships through the Whatcom Community Foundation’s Whatcom Dollars for Scholars program. Hannah was one of 83 graduating seniors from Whatcom County high schools to receive a scholarship last year. The online application process also gave Hannah access to national scholarships. One of… Continue reading

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