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Jefferson County Community Foundation November 2011

Working Together

What’s inside

For Jefferson County’s philanthropic donors and nonprofit agencies, working together is more important than ever. In this time of change to the “new normal” of decreased public funding and increased need for services, the very survival of some institutions is at stake.


Cover: Community Collage.............. Letter from JCCF President Anne Schneider ...............................

2 JCCF Founding Investors..................3 Community Partners........................4 JCCF Community Endowment Grantees......................

5 Nonprofit Directory.................. 6, 7 Allstate Sponsorship Ad...................8 Community Giving: Giving Circles & Fiscal Sponsorship...

9 Scholarships.................................. 10 Legacy Giving: Fund Your Passion........................

11 First Federal Sponsorship Ad.......12 Jefferson County Community Foundation Board of Directors Tim Caldwell, Director Scholarship Chair Manager, Puget Sound Energy Community Partnerships and Port Townsend Customer Service Office Herb Cook, Treasurer Investment Committee Chair Retired Chairman and Editor, CM Media, Inc. David Goldsmith, Director Sole Proprietor, DRG Sound Solutions Cindy Hill-Finnie, Vice President Market Distribution Leader, Allstate Insurance Karen Nichols, Secretary Olympic Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry Anne Schneider, President Founder, Working Image Liesl Slabaugh, Director Development Director Port Townsend Marine Science Center Debbi Steele, Director Chair, Fund for Women and Girls Retired ATT Strategic Account Manager Doug Van Allen CFP®, Director Marathon Wealth Management Kristina Mayer, Executive Director

Going forward, organizations will need to work together to increase effectiveness and minimize duplicated activities and functions. Those that are able to come together around a shared set of values and sense of purpose will make Jefferson County a better place to live and work. Working together can mean forging partnerships, consolidating programs with other organizations, networking through the Nonprofit Alliance of the Jefferson County Community Anne Schneider Foundation (page 4), taking workshops together, pooling resources, sharing information, engaging one another in conversations about the importance and function of agencies, and solving problems together to meet our community’s needs. In 2011 the Jefferson County Community Foundation—your community foundation—has employed many of these strategies. JCCF worked together with the Clallam Community Foundation to sponsor a seminar on legacy giving opportunities for attorneys, accountants and nonprofit leaders. Cooperation with members of local bar associations secured Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits for attorneys attending the seminar. Fiscal sponsorship by JCCF enabled Working Image (page 9) to accept tax-deductible donations while the agency, recently restructured as an independent nonprofit, awaits approval by the Internal Revenue Service of its application for 501(c)(3) status. A grant from Philanthropy Northwest, written collaboratively with United Good Neighbors, has brought capacity-building workshops to nonprofits supporting safety net services (page 4). Another collaboration between UGN and JCCF helped bring new life to the threatened Senior Meals program in Port Townsend. Partnership and collaboration will grow more critical as government resources continue to shrink. Nonprofit agencies and individual donors have every right to ask: If we invest our endowment funds with JCCF or commit our charitable dollars to a Donor Advised Fund, can we be sure the Community Foundation is joining forces throughout the community to become more efficient and more effective? As we look to 2012, the Jefferson County Community Foundation pledges to help build community through serious dialogue about sustainable growth. Already public and private leaders throughout the county are asking, “What can we do differently to help our community?” Working together to become more innovative and collaborative will help us meet the challenge. As Bob Dylan sang a generation ago: “Come gather ’round, people … for the times, they are a–changin.’”

Anne Schneider Anne Schneider President JCCF

Cover Photo Credits Marine Science Center photos and main image by Al McCleese; Judith Bird photo by Shelly Randall; Working Image photo by Juliette Sterner.

Liesl Slabaugh

Development Director, Port Townsend Marine Science Center

“I am truly amazed and inspired by the diversity and productivity of the nonprofits that enrich and strengthen our community. I support the JCCF because I want these nonprofits to be able to continue their good work into the future. I know that through the Community Foundation, my gifts will be stewarded and directed in the most thoughtful and impactful way possible.”

About this section Our focus this year is on collaboration and partnership. Jefferson County Community Foundation and United Good Neighbors of Jefferson County have teamed up to focus on building capacity of safety net providers. Our county has a host of nonprofits who provide essential services to those in need from providing meals or food at the food bank to emergency housing and homeless shelter to crisis intervention and mental health services. Our safety net providers are doing more with less resources. We aim to help find community-based solutions to emerging needs. In this special supplement to The Leader, you ‘ll find profiles of many community volunteers and groups that make Jefferson County a great place to live as well as the nonprofit directory. You will learn how community endowment grants are making a difference to local nonprofits, the origin of two of the scholarship funds at the Community Foundation, and the impact the giving circle grantmaking is having in Chimacum and Quilcene. We hope you’ll find the information about the Jefferson Legacy Society intriguing. We believe legacy giving is for everybody...not just the wealthy. It represents a meaningful way to reflect and express one’s values. And, it strengthens the causes we care about for the long term. To find out more, go to the Foundation’s website at or contact any member of the JCCF board of directors - you’ll find them listed on this page - or JCCF’s executive director, Kris Mayer at Finally, our thanks to the folks who have made this section possible. JCCF Founding Investors Scott Wilson and Jennifer James-Wilson, owners of The Leader, generously contributed editorial and layout assistance - thanks Sara Radka and Kathy Busic. Prepress production and distribution costs, including inserting more than 7,500 copies in the November 16 issue of The Leader were generously funded by the supplement’s corporate sponsors, Allstate Insurance and First Federal. First Federal’s lead sponsorship ad is on page 12 and Allstate’s ad is on page 8.



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Grandpa Davis’s Legacy By Herb Cook JCCF, Treasurer


rowing up in Ohio, I wanted to be like my Grandfather. His name was Preston Davis, and his company published My Weekly Reader and Current Events, the newspapers that were distributed to millions of kids in classrooms across the country. Grandpa Davis set me on the path to a career in journalism and publishing. He also taught me to play chess and warned me that he’d never let me win, just to be kind. I was probably 14 years old when I finally beat him, fair and square. Success feels best when you’ve earned it. Grandpa Davis also taught me something else. In 1943, when I was one year old, he made the very first gift to the Columbus Foundation, one of the earliest community foundations in the country. Grandpa and some other business leaders had decided that Central Ohio needed a fund that could

receive donations from those who had done well, and use the earnings on that money to support worthwhile charitable causes throughout the region. Being still in diapers, I didn’t know much about the Columbus Foundation in 1943. In fact, I didn’t know a lot about the charitable side of Grandpa Davis’s life until more than 20 years later, when I was home on leave from the Navy and attended a luncheon in his honor. There I heard for the first time a phrase from the letter he had sent along with his check in 1943. Grandpa described his founding contribution as “a little something with which the Foundation can show what it could do if it had more.” Preston Davis died in 1967, but the Preston Davis Fund remains alive and well at the Columbus Foundation. Today there’s also the Davis-Cook Fund, created by my parents and advised by me and my siblings. Together those funds pro-

The JCCF Founding 100 Investors Circle Members of The Founding 100 Investors Circle show their support for the community foundation and the work it can accomplish in Jefferson County by pledging $10,000 to be paid over time. They make a gift of unrestricted money – separate from the endowment – that is used to develop and maintain the infrastructure of the foundation. It pays for staff, office space and professional consulting – all the ingredients necessary to run a successful organization. The first 100 families, individuals, businesses or foundations that make this pledge will be recognized for their community vision and for making an early commitment to the success of the community foundation. They will be listed on the foundation’s website, in press announcements, the annual report and other appropriate communication material. Investors may make their donations through cash or gifts of stock. Each member of the JCCF Board has already joined The Founding 100 Investors Circle. Kristin Manwaring Insurance Associates, Inc.

Sam & Berry Shoen

Sharon Black Bill & Sue Conklin

Kristina Mayer

Herb & Kathe Cook

Bruce & Teri McComas

Liesl Slabaugh & Joseph Bednarik

Malcolm Dorn

Carol McGough & Marilyn Penitsch

Debbi Steele & Dennis Daneau

Hugh Ferguson

Kathleen Mitchell & Scott Landis

Josh & Keely Stranahan

Joe & Cindy Hill Finnie

Jesse & Dawn Mohrbacher

Rocky Friedman

Doug & Nancy Van Allen

Carolyn & Jon Muellner

Teresa & David Goldsmith

Vince & Mary Ann Verneuil

Kristen Nelson

Christiane Bradford Hale

Dr. Henry & Karen Nichols

Scott Wilson & Jennifer James-Wilson

Matthew & Tara Henery Mike & Jane Henery

Michelle Sandoval & Marty Gay

Suzanne Lagoni

Satterberg Foundation

Carla Main & Brad West

Schneider Family Fund

Grace Dumenil

Founding Investors: Herb and Kathe Cook who sent a check without being asked. That was nearly five years ago, and today I no longer feel like a stranger in a strange land. We’ve gotten to know many of JCCF’s founders, and—through them—others in the community who are working hard to support a variety of worthwhile causes. Last year, Kathe and I decided to create a Donor Advised

Fund at the Community Foundation—a tangible demonstration of our confidence that JCCF will continue to be a positive force in Jefferson County. We hope the grants from our DAF will be “little somethings with which the recipients can show what they could do if they had more.” Grandpa Davis, I think, would be pleased.

From Portland to Port Townsend

Meet JCCF Investors

Anonymous (4)

vide annual support to a number of institutions in Central Ohio. When my wife Kathe and I decided we would retire on the Olympic Peninsula, we had a number of tasks to accomplish. Buy a pickup truck to haul gravel, mulch and manure. Done. Build a home in Gardiner, just across the road from one of the places Kathe lived while growing up. Done. Get involved in the community. Hmmm, that one’s not so simple when you’ve spent most of your life in Ohio and don’t know many people on the Peninsula. But wait! Here’s a story in The Leader about the Jefferson County Community Foundation. It’s just getting started, and it’s looking for Founding Investors who’ll give $10,000 over five years to support operations. Well, that’s a no-brainer. Let’s send our first check. And so, for a few months, we became known as JCCF’s “mystery investors,” the ones whom nobody knew. The ones

Brent Shirley

Quimper Foundation

Martha & Loretta Trolin Atkins Fund of the New Mexico Community Foundation


hen asked to join the Board of the JCCF, Doug Van Allen was splitting his time between Portland and Port Townsend. In Portland he has a well-established financial planning practice. In 2008, after nine years of remodeling houses in Port Townsend, Doug and his artist wife, Nancy, decided to make P.T. their new home … even though it would take several years for Doug to transition his business from Portland. As the Van Allens began integrating into Jefferson County, it became apparent that the level of volunteerism and the diversity of nonprofits were exceptional. Although Nancy and Doug have different charitable interests, they did agree that supporting JCCF would be a good way to enhance the effectiveness of many worthwhile causes. It would also be a way to get a better handle on what’s going on in their new home county. After a year on the JCCF Board, Doug has been impressed by the impact the foundation is having. From grant making,

Founding Investors: Doug and Nancy Van Allen to coaching other nonprofits in As Doug transitions his busiways to be more effective and ness to Port Townsend, Nancy accountable, to providing a venue has been exhibiting her work for individuals and couples to at the Port Townsend Gallery. express their unique charitable When not engaged in their occuintents, JCCF is making a dif- pations, volunteering or enterference. Doug is now focusing taining, they can be found workon creating long-term funding ing on their home, gardening, for foundation operations and walking around town and buildprograms through the Jefferson ing a 17-foot dory. Nancy enjoys Legacy Society. Meanwhile, dance and movement, while Nancy has plugged into support- Doug is an avid motorcyclist and ing a number of activities related leather braider. They find the to art, dance and the Fund for vibrant culture of Port Townsend Women and Girls (an endowed and Jefferson County makes it a area-of-interest fund with JCCF). perfect place to call home.



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A Garden Grows in Chimacum By Wendy Dyson


himacum Corner Garden is a vibrant, outdoor community gathering space and classroom where people connect to each other, the land, and their food. In 2011 approximately 175 community members participated in workshops and events hosted by the Garden, and hundreds more enjoyed the ambience while shopping at Chimacum Corner Farmstand and Farmers Market. The year’s accomplishments included building an herb garden and greenhouse, hosting a gardening class for Chimacum elementary school students, five Master Gardener workshops, the Brainstorm for Education study group and the Greater Tri-Area Scavenger Hunt. The Garden has been supported by a grant from the Women Who Care Giving Circle of the Jefferson County Community Foundation, with additional grant support from the Jefferson County Master Gardeners and more than 25 community volunteers. Here’s a look at some of Chimacum Corner Garden’s successes in 2011: In April, 10 community members planted four herb beds. The Master Gardener grant supported the purchase of 22 types of herbs through Midori Farm and Henery’s Garden Center. Henery’s discounted the herbs, and Roger Short and WallyWorks donated supplies.

In June, a class of 25 Chimacum Elementary School students planted two varieties of edible sunflower seeds at the Garden. Volunteer Michele Shoeman led the class. A handful of volunteers tended the Garden during the summer. Skookum volunteers took over maintenance in September, led by Corner staff person and Garden volunteer Ellen Sabina. In July, a soil building demonstration site was established in one herb bed by Master Gardener Dorian Curry. Buckwheat was planted as a summer cover crop and tilled into the soil in August. In September, Dorian used this section of the garden in his soil building workshop— one of five classes held in partnership with Jefferson County Master Gardeners. In September, volunteer work parties led by John Bellow of Spring Rain Farm raised a 20-by-24-foot greenhouse for community use. On October 8, the Farmstand and Garden hosted the Greater Tri-Area Scavenger Hunt, celebrating local food, farming and history. More than 75 participants visited farms, restaurants, businesses and community groups on a 26-mile loop, solving riddles, meeting challenges and competing for more than $1,000 in prizes. During the award ceremony participants enjoyed lemonade and spiced shortbread from Anca’s Pastry by Design, courtesy of the Friends of Jefferson County Library. Wendy Dyson is Director of the Chimacum Corner Garden.

Karen Nichols Secretary, JCCF “JCCF is a way to create a true legacy of giving in our community. Creating synergy with nonprofits through education and financial support, establishing new funds to meet our community’s needs and funding a community endowment creates a sustainable vehicle of support for our community now and into the future. I am grateful to be part of such an effective and vital organization.”

JCCF and UGN: Partners for Progress D

espite budget cuts and other economic challenges, there is good news for local nonprofit organizations. The Jefferson County Community Foundation (JCCF) and United Good Neighbors of Jefferson County (UGN) have joined forces to help nonprofits build collaborative relationships that support systemic change and sustainability. A $15,000 grant awarded to JCCF by Philanthropy Northwest supports this capacity-building effort. Already the JCCF-UGN collaboration has shown positive results. After Olympic Community Action Programs (OlyCAP) defunded the Senior Meals Program at the Port Townsend Community Center in July, JCCF and UGN convened a task force of local nonprofit and government leaders. Soon individuals, faith communities and civic groups stepped up to volunteer food and time. The Port Townsend Senior Association now schedules and coordinates volunteers. Laurie Medlicott, a member of the Port Townsend City Council, volunteered to be head cook. The Senior Meals Program has continued without interruption. During the summer, Kris Mayer, Executive Director of JCCF, and Carla Caldwell,

Executive Director of UGN, met with several nonprofit organizations to assist them with issues involving board development, staffing and mission clarification. Currently, Mayer and Caldwell are planning a series of workshops for nonprofit executives, board members, and volunteer coordinators. “When people working in the nonprofit world come together to share their experiences, problems, and solutions, everyone is energized and organizations become more efficient,” says Mayer. Caldwell says UGN’s “primary mission is to raise funds to support health and human services in the county. Our advocacy work with JCCF will raise awareness of and appreciation for the excellent services provided by so many nonprofits in Jefferson County.” Together JCCF and UGN will sponsor networking sessions, seminars and workshops that focus on bringing together local nonprofits to strengthen their capacity. Attendance fee for networking sessions, held at Creativity Cove from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., is $10. The current schedule includes sessions for Executive Directors on January 17 and April 3, 2012; for Board Chairs and Directors on January 24 and April 10, 2012; for Volunteer

Carla Caldwell, Executive Director of UGN

Kris Mayer, Executive Director of JCCF

Managers on November 29, 2011, February 28 and May 1, 2012; and for Development Staff on December 6, 2011, March 6 and June 5, 2012. While the seminar schedule for 2012 is still developing, several sessions already are scheduled: Communications and Marketing in Fundraising, presented by Susan Howlett at the Northwest Maritime Center on January 10; the annual Safety Net Meeting for Jefferson County nonprofit organizations, presented by Carla Caldwell and Kris Mayer at Creativity Cove on February 7; and Volunteer Management, presented by Nikki Russell at Creativity Cove on March 22 (tentative). For more information, contact Kris Mayer ( or 360-379-3667) or Carla Caldwell ( or 360-3853797).

Preserving Jefferson County’s past: The Historical Society Research Center


unds generated by the Barbara Marseille Endowment at the Jefferson County Community Foundation are earmarked for support of the Jefferson County Historical Society Research Center. Barbara was instrumental in establishing the Research Center to hold the society’s half million documents related to the history of Jefferson County. The center opened in 2003 and was soon crowded with researchers and artifacts calling for more space. A major expansion of the facility is nearing completion, on time and on budget. The nearly 9,000 square foot addition will join the original 2,000 square foot building creating additional room for researchers and collections. The new wing will house all of the society’s artifacts, a conservation laboratory, and an exhibit prep room. Separately monitored areas will provide optimal environments for the various arti-

tion, will gain more space for its work in the original building. The $1.6 million structure was completely funded by generous donations from local residents and major grants from the Washington State Heritage Capital Projects Fund, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Seattle Foundation, Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation, and JCHS collections manager Becky the Norcliffe Foundation. Even as the finishing touches Schurmann with one of the first items to be moved into the Society’s new build- are being added to the building, ing—a wooden horse-drawn sleigh that the relocation of artifacts from had been stored in the Port Townsend temporary storage spaces around Fire Bell Tower. Port Townsend has begun. facts being housed whether they Moving thousands of artifacts are photographs, textiles, wood, will take several months, but or metal. Housing all of the the historical society promises a historical society’s collections major public grand opening when on one site will allow research- the move is completed. “This is ers to access three dimensional an exciting advance for heritage artifacts along with paper docu- preservation and we invite the ments. The Jefferson County public to share that excitement,” Genealogical Society, a partner said Julie Marston, JCHS presiin the Research Center opera- dent.



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Inspiring Girls to Pursue Science W ith support from the Jefferson County Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls, six girls from Port Townsend and Chimacum took part in an eight-week program called Girls in Real-Life Science (GIRLS). The intensive project, organized by the Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC) introduced the students to the world of scientific research. PTMSC is engaged in a variety of science-related projects, several of which are conducted by motivated young women with strong interests in science. Valerie Lindberg and Julia Ledbetter, two Americorps staff members, took the lead on the GIRLS Project. Each of the six girls who joined the project was motivated by a unique and personal interest in science. The group met regularly to explore a variety of topics inspired by the scientific activities going on at PTMSC. Lindberg’s and Ledbetter’s own research focused on the presence of plastics in the diet of the glaucous-winged gulls nesting on nearby Protection Island. The girls got a good introduction to the way scientists work as they helped the two women dissect and analyze the contents of seagull boluses (pellets of undi-

Presenting their research at the Women and Girls Fund annual event were, from left, Kreea Baabahar, Anda Yoshina, Becca Stewart and Rosie Wilcox. Not in the photo were Alethea Westlund and Britta Janssen. gested material regurgitated by of Washington that monitors the birds) and prepare the data for biodiversity of intertidal life. In publication. a lighter vein, the girls used sciThe project also looked at entific procedures to study the other impacts plastics are hav- properties of bubble gum! ing on marine life. The students As the program came to an sampled local beaches for the end in May, the girls shared presence of microplastics par- their own research projects with ticles in the sand. After conduct- an appreciative audience at the ing a beach clean-up, they incor- annual JCCF Women and Girls porated the litter they collected Fund event. in creative arts projects to eduStudies show that many girls cate people about the amount are enthusiastic about science of plastic now moving about in at a young age, but often lose marine environments. their interest by middle or high The girls used a seine net school, usually because they to catch and count marine ani- lack motivating science experimals living in an eelgrass bed. ences and female role models They carried out a beach survey who are excited about science as part of Naturemapping for themselves. The GIRLS project Beaches, a program coordinated provided both experiences and by researchers at the University role models.

Centrum’s Young Artists Project


entrum’s Young Artists Project—a collection of programs serving students in grades 5 through 12—is a worthwhile component of Centrum’s broader education mission. That much is easy to grasp through observation. But funders, legislators and other educators want—and deserve—more systematic, quantifiable assessments of the project’s impact. Thanks to a grant from the Community Endowment of the Jefferson County Community Foundation, Centrum has been

able to create an evaluation process that accurately reflects the goals for the Young Artists Project, and assesses how well the project’s week-long sessions are achieving those goals. Consultant Claudia Bach of Advisarts worked with Centrum program manager Martha Worthley to identify key areas for student reflection and program evaluation. The project is now making consistent use of a number of tools for documentation and evaluation of program sessions. Registration information will be modified to gather more relevant data. Youth, faculty, staff, and chaperone participant surveys have been redesigned and are completed at the end of each session. A Final Presentation Checklist gathers input from board members and educators

during student presentations. A faculty and staff debrief meeting is convened to review the results of student, faculty, and chaperone surveys. Using Survey Monkey as the tool for collating data also increased Centrum’s capacity for analyzing results and helped staff gain fluency and comfort with the process. Consistent final reporting will be valuable as Centrum seeks the contributions needed to underwrite future programs for youth. The JCCF grant has helped Centrum build capacity, strengthen the Young Artists Project and provide fundraising and marketing tools critical to sustaining programs for youth. Centrum will continue to use those tools to shape its programs for greater impact and success.

A Family Safety Net R

aising children may truly be the “toughest job you’ll ever love.” In the best of times, parents can find support for their round-the-clock role from close friends and family. But sometimes challenges arise that require additional attention and care. Jumping Mouse Children’s Center is here for those times. Jumping Mouse’s Securing Connections program, launched in 2010, assists and encourages parents whose children are healing from trauma or loss. The center’s mental health therapy program for children has always included support for families, helping them understand and respond to their child’s unique needs. In recent years, as family systems and circumstances have grown more complex, many parents have expressed a need for more intensive community support. In response, Jumping Mouse developed Securing Connections. Directed by parent clinician Catharine Robinson, the program offers parents individual weekly sessions that help them focus on their child’s developmental stages, identify and change unhealthy patterns, and gain parenting skills and confidence. Among those who have benefited from Securing Connections are parents coping with their own childhood traumas, grandparents as they raise a second generation, and foster parents attempting to bond with a child who has a history of neglect. In these situations, caring for children often feels overwhelming; Securing Connections provides tools that can help. Karen, a single mom in the

program, struggled with low self-esteem and poor physical health after many years as a victim of domestic violence. She was concerned when she saw her own destructive patterns repeating themselves in her two children. Her eightyear-old daughter came to Jumping Mouse to cope with depression and withdrawal, and Karen enrolled in Securing Connections. There, she confronted her own past abuse, learning to take care of and value herself in order to model healthy behavior for her children. “I feel supported for the first time in my life,” Karen says. “I don’t feel so alone. And my daughter is doing really well now, too.” Grant funding from Jefferson County Community Foundation supports this important program, which is offered at no charge to families enrolled at Jumping Mouse. On average, parents in Securing Connections meet weekly for about six months, but meetings may extend over a longer period if necessary. The JCCF Women Who Care Giving Circle helped to launch this program with a challenge grant of $13,000 in 2009/10. This past year, Jumping Mouse Children’s Center was selected by the grant panel at the Annual JCCF Grantmaker’s Forum to receive one of two $2500 community endowment grants awarded through a competitive process. The focus of the Grantmaker’s Forum was writing effective outcome statements and JMCC exhibited the ability to not only identify potent outcomes but to articulate a strong case for the benefit to the individual, the family and the community.

Deborah Steele

JCCF Director and Chair, Steering Committee Fund for Women & Girls

“Having been involved in a California community foundation prior to moving here, I am impressed and inspired by all they do for a community. I am excited to be involved with a group that is focused on improving the community/county through local nonprofits. I look forward to increasing the community’s awareness of JCCF. The more people know of our mission, the better off we will be as a community.”


Jefferson County Community Foundation November 2011 Admiralty Audubon Society Initiates, promotes, assists and encourages the understanding and appreciation of nature and conservation of wildlife, wilderness, natural resources and natural beauty. Rosemary Sikes..................360 385 0307 American Association of University Women (AAUW) Advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Mary Weeding....................360 385 9986 American Red Cross The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. Michelle Kelley...................360 457 7933

Community Nonprofit Directory Friends of Kah tai Educating the community and local governments of the enviornmental value of and to promote protection of Kah Tail Lagoon Nature Park. Friends of Fort Townsend Benefits, supports and promotes Fort Townsend State Park Nancy Steinberg................360 385 2998 Friends of Fort Worden State Park Providing financial and volunteer support for park programs and improvements. Rick Sepler..........................360 344 4459 Friends of the Jefferson County Library Lends support by funding programs and purchasing items that the Library could not otherwise afford. . ............................................360 385 6544

Andy Mackie Music Foundation Provides free instruments, free lessons and scholarships to any child who wants to learn. ..............................................360 316 9556

Friends of the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Promote and support programs. Jane Storm.........................360 385 2291

Boiler Room Inc. All-ages venue for music, art, poetry and theatre, a youth-run business/social experiment and a free soup kitchen. . ............................................360 379 8247

Friends of the Port Townsend Public Library Provide services, programs and materials for the library that are beyond the means of the City budget. Geralynn Rackowski..........360 385 1206

Brinnon Volunteer Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary Purchasing equipment for the volunteer fire department. Evelyn Cemper..................360 796 3432 Center Valley Animal Rescue Rehabilitates domestic and farm animals with the goal of adoption to a permanent home. Sara Penhallegon...............360 765 0598 Centrum Foundation Welcomes artists of all ages for workshops, performances and artist residencies. John MacElwee..................360 385 3102 Chamber Music Society of Port Townsend Arranges concerts and gives scholarships. . ............................................360 385 4599 Combat Veterans International Provides assistance to veterans and their families. Don Itterley.........................360 385 0548 College Planning Network Assists in college selection, admission, financial and scholarship processes. Douglas Breithaupt...........360 385 9515 Combatant Craft of America Preserves, maintains and brings up to operating conditions military vessels and shares their military history. . ............................................206 947 2303 Community Chorus of Port Townsend and East Jefferson County Educational, artistic, recreational organization which provides concerts. Peggy Albers......................360 385 4180 Community Enterprise Alliance Provides education and philanthropy. Mary Stewart......................360 437 8140 Consumer Credit and Debt Counseling Services Provides consumer credit and debt counseling services. Laura Piper..........................360 385 0555 Copper Canyon Press Publisher of poetry, fosters the work of emerging, established and world-renowned poets. Joseph Roberts.................360 385 4925 Daughters of the British Empire, English Rose Chapter Support local charity and nursing home in CA. Heather Mitchell................360 385 7093 Disability Awareness Starts Here Disability awareness. Lynn Gressley.....................360 379 0274 Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program of Jefferson County Providing free crisis intervention and advocacy to victims of domestic and sexual violence. Beulaha Kingsolver...........360 385 5292

Gatheringplace Offering enrichment classes and their annual Port Townsend Calendar. Linda Ferris.........................360 385 4172 Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County Builds simple, decent houses in partnership with people in need. Jamie Maciejewski.............360 379 2827 Homeward Bound Community Land Trust Acquiring land for permanently affordable home ownership opportunities for working families and individuals. Mellinda Szatlocky............360 565 2068 Hospice Foundation of Jefferson County Informs and educates the Jefferson County community about the important patient and family end-of-life services provided by Hospice of Jefferson Healthcare and supports those in need of those services. Michael Kubec....................360 385 2041 Humane Society of Jefferson County Aids, supports and assists the Jefferson County Animal Shelter and promotes the wellbeing and humane treatment of animals. . ............................................360 437 9805 Jefferson AIDS Service Al Hernandez.....................360 765 0700 JC MASH Facilitates access to primary medical care and prescriptions for Jefferson County residents. Steven Rafoth....................360 385 5068 Jefferson Clemente Foundation collaborate to develop educational programs and resources for hard to serve populations. Lela Hilton...........................360 732 0007 Jefferson Community School Guiding students to become compassionate, thoughtful, global citizens who have both the skills and wills to create a more peaceful and sustainable future. Paulette Lack......................360 385 0622 Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Focuses on building business and community. Theresa Verraes..................360 385 7869 Jefferson County Community Foundation Promotes philanthropy and build the capacity of local nonprofits. Kristina Mayer....................360 379 3667 Jefferson County Farmers Markets Supports the development of local sustainable farming and celebrates local farmers, food producers, and artisans. Will O’Donnell....................360 379 9098

East Jefferson Recreation Club Providing programs and activities for the developmentally disabled. . ............................................360 385 4980

Jefferson County Family YMCA Enhancing the lives of all people within the county through programs designed to develop spirit, mind and body. Erica Delma........................360 385 5811

ECHHO (Ecumenical Christian Helping Hands Organization) Collaborates to provide services to persons who are elderly, disabled or of limited means. Lori Oberlander..................360 379 3246

Jefferson County Food Bank Association Open 1 day/week to provide food for those in need. Phil Flynn.............................360 385 6321

Edensaw Community Cancer Foundation (ECCF) Raises and distributes funds to residents of Jefferson County who are struggling financially due to the costs associated with the cancer treatments they are having. Jim Ferris............................360 385 7878

Jefferson County Historical Society Actively discovers, collects, preserves and promotes the heritage of Jefferson County. Bill Tennant.........................360 385 1003

Friends of Chimacum Schools Education Foundation Provides resources (beyond budget) for Chimacum students within the classroom. Karen Newman...................360 379 4977 Friends of Fort Flagler Restoring, preserving and protecting historical Fort Flagler. Bob Suther..........................360 385 3701

Jefferson County Master Gardener Enhancing and supplementing the community educational efforts of the WSU Master Gardener Program. Mike Mc Fadden.................360 379 5510 Jefferson County Public Health Protecting the health of Jefferson County residents. Jean Baldwin......................360 385 9400


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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Foundation Promote community welfare through support of public safety and volunteer programs. . ............................................360 437 0831

Northwest Watershed Institute Provides scientific and technical support to protect and restore fish and wildlife habitats and watershed ecosystems. Peter Bahls..........................360 385 6786

Pregnancy and Family Resource Services of Jefferson County Meeting the spiritual, social and physical needs of pregnant women and local families. Kris Shapiro.........................360 390 4467

Jefferson Equestrian Association Facilitate development of equestrian facilities. Jefferson Healthcare Hospital Auxiliary Raising funds for hospital equipment. Barbara Sepersky...............360 385 0297

Northwind Arts Alliance Dedicated to promoting the arts in the region. Jeanette Best......................360 379 1086

Quilcene-Brinnon Dollars for Scholars Providing and managing scholarship opportunities for post secondary education to members of our community. (Quilcene and Brinnon) Jim Hodgson.......................360 316 1131

Jefferson Land Trust Helping the community preserve open space, working lands and habitat forever. Sarah Spaeth......................360 379 9501 Jefferson Search and Rescue Dedicated to search, rescue and public education for people of the Olympic Peninsula Robert Foster......................360 379 0117 Jefferson Mental Health Services Provides mental health services to Jefferson County residents of all ages. Janet Polley.........................360 385 0321 Jefferson Teen Center After school drop in recreation center. Kate Pike.............. 360 732 4090 ext 365 Jumping Mouse Children’s Center Helping children mend and strengthening their web of support. Kris Becker..........................360 379 5109 Jung Society of Port Townsend Sponsors lectures, films, discussion groups, and seminars to make the psychological realities Jung brought to light more accessible to the general public. John Wood..........................360 385 3622 Kelly Art Deco Light Museum Exhibits art deco lights. . ............................................360 379 9030 Key City Public Theatre Fosters artistic expression that entertains, educates and engages our community . Denise Winter.....................360 379 0195 La Leche League Provides education, information, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. . ............................................360 385 5815 Literacy Council of Jefferson County Coordinate resources to enhance literacy. Cindy Lesh..........................360 765 4024 Look Both Ways Foundation Provide internet safety curriculum and educational media to help people stay safe in the online world. Lizanne Coker.....................360 821 9688 Make Waves in Port Townsend Developing a multipurpose aquatic, recreation and fitness center. Karen Nelson......................360 379 2885 Marrowstone Island Foundation Philanthropic for Marrowstone Island needs. Robert Barrett....................360 385 1481 National Alliance on Mental Health Provides support groups, education and advocacy for mentally ill adults and family members and care givers of mentally ill children, adolescents and adults. Elaine Nelson......................360 379 9949 New Old Time Chautauqua Presents family oriented educational and entertainment programs and fundraising efforts to support educational and entertainment programs. . ............................................360 385 2212 Nordland Garden Club Increasing knowledge of horticulture, promoting conservation of resources, gardening and gardening skills; protecting native trees, plants and birds. Jean Eichman.....................360 379 9566 North Olympic Salmon Coalition Provides funding, guidance, technical assistance and ongoing support for salmon habitat restoration and enhancement. Rebecca Benjamin.............360 379 8051 Northwest Kiwanis Camp Provides recreational, therapeutic and educational activities to children with medical and developmental disabilities. Sharron Sherfick................360 732 7222 Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation Engaging and educating people in traditional and contemporary maritime life. Jake Beattie........................360 385 3628 Northwest Natural Resource Group Promotes innovative forest management strategies. Dan Stonington.................360 379 9421 Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building Teaching and preserving the skills and crafts associated with fine wooden boat building and other traditional maritime arts. Bill Mahler...........................360 385 4948

Olympic Area Agency on Aging Helping elderly individuals and persons with disabilities. Roy B. Walker......................360 379 5064 Olympic Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society Appreciate, conserve and study native plants. Sharon Schlentner.............360 379 9810 Olympic Community Action Programs Strengthening the community by providing supportive services that help people to help themselves. Tim Hockett........................360 385 2571 Olympic Environmental Council Educating abut and protecting the Olumpic Peninsula environmental resources Olympic Mountain Pet Pals Provides financial assistance for spay/neuter cats and dogs. Phyllis Becker.....................360 437 9085 Olympic Music Festival Concerts provided with the intention of making chamber music more accessible. . ............................................360 732 4800 Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the American Red Cross Shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disaster. Michelle Kelley...................360 385 2737 Olympic Peninsula Mycological Society Dedicated to learning about and enjoying wild mushrooms and their environments. . ............................................360 477 4228 Organic Seed Alliance Supports ethical development and stewardship of seed. Micala Colley......................360 385 7192 Point Wilson Sail and Power Squadron Promote boating safety through education and free vessel safety checks. Natalie Hutton....................360 385 3118 Port Ludlow Firefighters Association Supports services provided by Jefferson County Fire District #3 and other agencies. Kurt Vaness.........................360 437 2236 Port Townsend Aero Museum Restores, displays and fly classic and antique aircraft. Jerry Thuotte......................360 379 5244

Quilcene Fair and Parade Association Celebrating Quilcene without cost to its residents or visitors. Lisa Hames..........................360 765 3361 Quilcene Historical Museum Quilcene community history. Mari .....................................360 765 4848 Rainshadow Chorale Chamber choir of select local singers devoted to classical choral repertoire. Helen Lauritzen..................360 379 2987 Rat Island Rowing and Sculling Club Provides opportunities for youth and adults to learn and improve sweep and scull rowing skills, preserve and celebrate the legacy of traditional wooden racing shells. Sally Giesler................................................ Radio Port Townsend KPTZ Provides broad-based inclusive radio that reflects a wide range of perspectives and ideas. . ............................................360 379 6886 Schooner Martha Foundation Provides sail training and educational opportunities concerning maritime history and maintains and operates the schooner Martha. Robert d’Arcy..................... 206 310-8573 Society of St. Vincent de Paul Offers emergency assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. UGN funds are used primarily for housing and utility assistance. Marian Meany....................360 385 7363 Skookum Education Programs Creating opportunities for people with disabilities. . ............................................360 385 4980 Songwriting Works Educational Foundation Restore health and community through song. Judith-Kate Friedman...... 360 385-1160 Sound Experience Day and overnight programs aboard the historic schooner Adventuress. Catherine Collins...............360 379 0438 Sunfield Farm & School Provides programs in education and sustainable land stewardship. Jake Meyer..........................360 385 3658

Port Townsend Art Guild Arrange art fairs. Donna Harding..................360 379 3813

Swan School Academic excellence aligned with creativity and personal expression. Russell Yates.......................360 385 7340

Port Townsend Community Orchestra Musicians who volunteer to play together each week to provide four free concerts per year. Pat Kenna...........................360 385 2048

10,000 Years Institute Promote sustainable land use practices and ecosystem services through education and advocacy. Jill Silver...............................360 385 0715

Port Townsend Cooperative Playschool Creative play and social interaction for children while offering their parents early childhood education. Jen Kingfisher.....................360 379 5681

The International Feline Foundation Supports medical research into medical problems affecting cats. Steven Savant.............................................

Port Townsend Education Foundation Raising funds that support public education and enhance academic achievement. Karen Chrisman.................360 385 1979 Port Townsend Film Institute Deepens media literacy thru independent film festivals, curriculum content for schools in our region and guest lecturers from the industry throughout the year. Janette Force......................360 379 1333 Port Townsend Main Street Program Committed to the preservation and economic vitality of the historic business districts. Mari Mullen.........................360 385 7911 Port Townsend Marine Science Center Promoting marine and costal education and conservation. Anne Murphy......................360 385 5582 Port Townsend Peace Movement Pursues activities which bring about peace and justice in our world. Dan Bishop................................................. Port Townsend Public Library Foundation Supplements the Library’s tax-based support. . ............................................360 385 3181 Port Townsend Sailing Association Provides opportunities to learn and improve sailing competitively and recreationally. Port Townsend Summer Band Provides band music in free programs in the park reminiscent of a hundred years ago. Karl Bach.............................360 385 3658

The Paradise Theatre School Professional education and performance for a discerning audience. Pattie and Erik Miles Van Beuzekom...................360 643 3493 The Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum Preserving and interpreting coast artillery history. Alfred Chiswell..................360 385 0373 United Good Neighbors Fund of Jefferson County Raise and distribute funds for charitable organizations in Jefferson County. Carla Caldwell.....................360 385 3797 Victorian Society in AmericaNorthwest Chapter Committed to historic preservation, protection, education, and enjoyment of our nineteenth century heritage. Nina Dortch........................360 379 2847 Vietnam Wooden Boat Foundation Dedicated to preserving the maritime history of Vietnam and Vietnamese boat building. . ............................................360 385 3896 Women in Transition-WIN Supports any woman being released from prison in Washington State with transition services. Reta Miller...........................360 765 3191

We apologize if we omitted a nonprofit in Jefferson County. If you know of additional nonprofits, please let us know and we will include them in future publications. Contact

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Jefferson County Community Foundation November 2011

Quilcene Residents Essential to Habitat’s New Program I

t’s been more than a year now since Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County launched the Quilcene Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI). The new program’s goal is to serve more families in need of safe, decent housing by repairing homeowner occupied homes. However, the real story is that this program is built from a foundation poured by the community. August 2011 marked the completion of the first year of the three-year pilot program. This year was focused on community engagement and collaboration. Habitat needed to know whether Quilcene residents wanted Habitat to begin a new home repair program in their community. After all, Habitat is a volunteer-driven organization and without local support, the program would not succeed. Now, 11 months after Quilcene was officially named the pilot community for NRI, many innovative ideas came to fruition with the help, support, and expertise of Quilcene residents. First, local residents advised Habitat to target the Quilcene

Habitat’s newly formed Family Selection Committee for the Quilcene Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. Members include (left to right): Habitat Family Services Coordinator Brian Kienle, Jan Brainard, Joy McFadden, and Gabe Ornelas. Members not pictured include Jim Munn and Habitat Board Member Dave Eekhoff. core area for the pilot program. Next residents advised Habitat on the types of repair projects Habitat should undertake in the first year of implementation. Finally, residents raised questions, edited, and advised Habitat on the home repair policy guidelines. The policies were approved by the Habitat Board of Directors in September 2011. The community engagement resulted is a comprehensive plan to help low-income homeowners who cannot afford their needed exterior home repairs. The program will fol-

Women Who Care By Carol McGough

I love that you don’t need a lot ... to give a lot. There is a collective power that happens when people can see beyond what is known ... and comfortable. There is much to gain and very little to lose. Women bound by nothing other than faith and a willingnesss to listen to those who need to be heard. A shared goal to make a difference and to keep eyes firmly planted on the future. Raising the bar With gentle guidance. Heightened expectations assuming that the best will surface with the help of friends and neighbors.

Isn’t that really all that one ever needs? and wants? and hopes for? Someone to care enough to understand to believe and to give. Open eyes ... Open hearts ... Open arms. It is a way of embracing and a new way of giving. Carol McGough, a Founder and former member of the Board of Directors of the Jefferson County Community Foundation, and is a member of the Women Who Care Giving Circle, which made grants totaling $39,000 to community organizations from 2008 through 2010.

low the same guiding principles as Habitat’s new home construction. Families must be low income, have a housing need, able to repay a repair loan, and willing to put in sweat equity. From roofs to siding and windows to doors, Habitat

The ten members of the JCCF Gifting the Future Giving Circle launched the initial NRI fundraising campaign with a $10,000 donation in March 2011. The challenge grant leveraged an additional $25,000 by September 2011, showing a countywide commitment to community revitalization. for Humanity will ensure that families’ homes are protected from outside elements. Beyond the repair planning, Habitat had an opportunity to open a second Habitat for Humanity Store in Quilcene. Habitat realized that the best people to launch a store

in Quilcene are people from Quilcene. With much generosity and energy, a group of dedicated residents planned the opening of the Quilcene Habitat Store in seven weeks. One hundred percent of the funds raised from the store support the Quilcene Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. After nearly a year of planning, applications for the NRI Home Repair Program are now available, and the organization’s leaders couldn’t be more pleased. This is a new and exciting program for Habitat for Humanity, made possible because of the volunteers and donors who have given their time and resources to ensure that Habitat’s NRI Home Repair Program helps those in need of a safer, healthier home.

Working Image:

Expanding Women’s Horizons By Juliette Sterner


fter a number of years under the umbrella of Olympic Community Action Programs (OlyCAP), Working Image evolved in 2011 to become an independent organization, serving women whose own lives are evolving in new directions. Reaching beyond its original mission of providing clothing and accessories to women seeking employment, Working Image now assists women in violent situations, pregnant women, homeless teenagers, women living in cars and those who have suffered fire losses. A Washington nonprofit corporation, Working Image is awaiting Internal Revenue Service approval of its application for 501(c) (3) status as a public charity. Meanwhile, the Jefferson County Community Foundation (JCCF) serves as Working Image’s fiscal sponsor, which permits donors to receive tax deductions for the value of their gifts. To better meet the growing need for services, Working Image

has moved to larger quarters at Mountain View Commons. The program now occupies two classrooms in the former elementary school building at 1925 Blaine St. in Port Townsend. There women who are referred through cooperating agencies and organizations are assisted during private, individualized appointments. Mountain View commons is easy to find, and on a Jefferson Transit bus line. The room where clients are seen and served was renovated and painted with donations of time and materials by Henery Hardware, Peninsula Paint, Hadlock Building Supply, Potpourri Northwest, Strait Floors, the Boeing Bluebills and many volunteers. All clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry—everything Working Image offers clients—has been donated. In the program’s second room these material donations are sorted for suitability, sized, steamed and hung for inclusion in the client boutique. Donations of clean, new or lightly worn clothing, accessories and jewelry are welcomed. Monetary donations to JCCF for the program are also

greatly appreciated. With a Board of Directors headed by Zoe Ann Dudley and Executive Director Juliette Sterner, Working Image is an all-volunteer organization. Its space is across the hall from the Port Townsend Food Bank; the Red Cross, KPTZ-FM, the YMCA and the Port Townsend Police Department are fellow Mountain View Tenants. Each Wednesday Working Image offers Food Bank clients free items that are not needed to serve Working Image’s own clients. The Food Bank, in turn, passes along to Working Image donations suitable for WI clients. The weekly giveaways are helping to create a real community focus at Mountain View Commons as others add books, puzzles, toys, clothing—whatever they are able to share. With a referral base of about 50 agencies, Working Image’s purpose remains to provide appropriate clothing to any woman in need, in order to promote confidence, assist in finding employment, and encourage self sufficiency.



Jefferson County Community Foundation November 2011

Deb Johnson’s Legacy

Deb Johnson’s Legacy

Chapter 1 By Tim Caldwell JCCF, Director


he funding that today supports the Jefferson County Technical Trades Scholarship Fund started with a traffic violation. It was May, 1998, and a carload of Port Townsend High School seniors were frantically driving the streets of Port Angeles, looking for Peninsula College. They were hurrying to make it to the campus in time to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)—a critical part of the college entrance process. Before they found the campus, the students were found instead by a local police officer. After citing the driver for speeding, the officer provided her with directions to the college. Although they arrived in time, the stress of a speeding ticket was added to the stress of doing well on the all-important exam. A few days later, I relayed this story from my daughter, the driver, to Deb Johnson, who was then the dean of Peninsula College’s branch campus in East Jefferson County. After some reminiscing about PT students’ annual spring trek to Port Angeles for the SAT, Deb asked, “Since Peninsula College is here in

town, why can’t we test here?” Thus began her year-long quest to certify Port Townsend as an SAT test center. The city hosted its inaugural SAT exam in October, 1999. So how did what Deb envisioned as a service for Jefferson County high school students lead to an endowed scholarship fund for local residents wishing to pursue training in the technical trades? Well, SAT exams must be monitored by adult proctors, and those proctors— or the nonprofit organizations that supply them—are entitled to honoraria. Today the Port Townsend Sunrise Rotary Club supervises and proctors six testing dates each school year, beginning in October and ending in June. The Club donates the honoraria to an endowed Technical Trades Scholarship Fund man-

Chapter 2 aged by the Jefferson County Community Foundation. The endowment, currently at $28,000, will grow at least $3,000 annually, thanks to the seed planted by Deb and continually nurtured through the efforts of Rotary. Future Tech Trades Scholarship recipients won’t know it, but they’re indebted to a carload of lost PTHS students, Class of 1999. And to the late Deb Johnson, a wise and persistent advocate for higher education in Jefferson County. Tim Caldwell, community partnerships manager for Puget Sound Energy, is a member of the Jefferson County Community Foundation Board of Directors and chairs the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee.

Tim Caldwell JCCF Director and Chair, Scholarship Committee “My initial involvement with JCCF began because I was invited to join; the potential to leave a lasting legacy for my community keeps me involved. My family’s heritage, and connection to the community provides the passion that I bring to the Community Foundation.”

Scholarships at JCCF Each scholarship fund at JCCF is administered according to the Foundation’s Scholarship Guidelines and Policy, however, some scholarship funds may also involve community partners such as University Women’s Foundation (UWF) or Key City Public Theatre. The JCCF Scholarship Committee has determined that scholarships managed by JCCF will begin offering awards once the distribution from the fund reaches $1,000. Those scholarships already offered in collaboration with others have their own unique funding parameters and distribution plans. Beginning in 2012, the Jefferson County Community Foundation will utilize, a free, web-based scholarship clearing house site which can match Jefferson County scholarship seekers with Washington scholarship providers. In

one stop, students may search and apply for multiple scholarships specific to their academic interests, or offered by their preferred college, university or trade school. Unlike other sites, carries no advertising, is spam-free and will never sell a scholarship seeker’s personal information. Scholarship providers benefit from the exposure, flexible administrative options, reduced paperwork, and access to statewide scholarship data. At, students and parents will soon be able to find information on all of the scholarship funds listed below, which are overseen by the Jefferson County Community Foundation’s Scholarship Committee: Tim Caldwell (Chair), Stan Cummings, Lee Springgate and Cindy Hill-Finnie.

Barbara Marseille Endowed Arts Scholarship (Committee: Richard Berg, Lucy Hanson, Dana Petrick) Deb Johnson Endowed Scholarship Fund (Committee: Mark Hildt, Craig Johnson, Rob Sears, Jennifer James-Wilson) Jefferson County Technical Trades Scholarship (Committee: Dave Brader, Heather Dudley-Nollete) Sy Kahn Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund (Committee: Marj Iuro, Denise Winter, Eligius Wolodkeiwtsch) Administered in collaboration with Key City Public Theatre University Women’s Foundation Scholarship (Committee: Chosen each year by UWF members) Administered in collaboration with AAUW/UWF of Jefferson County.

By Scott Wilson


eborah Belezos Johnson was a donor in the broadest sense of the word. She spent her almost 20 years in Port Townsend giving, and creating ways that she could give some more. Having passed away far too young in early 2011 from cancer, the giving continues in Johnson’s name through the Deb Johnson Endowed Scholarship Fund, managed by JCCF, used to help civic-minded high school seniors from throughout the county achieve their college dreams. From 1992 to 2009, Johnson was the dean of Peninsula College’s Jefferson County branch, guiding its growth in programs, students and facilities so well that it outgrew its Waterman & Katz location and had to move to the Schoolhouse at Fort Worden State Park. So determined was she to see local students succeed that at times, privately, she paid for part or all of their tuition from her own pocket. Students recognized in her a friend and ally. College staff recognized a relentlessly positive force for growth and improvement. Community friends recognized a wicked sense of humor, a very sharp mind, and a love of life that carried others along as well. With husband Craig Johnson, a contractor, she moved to Port Townsend from Maui, Hawaii in 1992. A Massachusetts native, she was drawn from a young age toward helping young people achieve their goals. In New England, she worked for an outdoor

Deborah Johnson adventure program. Moving to Hawaii, she met Craig through involvement in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. The two were married three weeks later. Moving to Port Townsend, she immediately linked up with Peninsula College to help it grow in Jefferson County. Under her leadership, at its peak, it had 75 classes and hundreds of students. She began a job fair for graduates and helped countless young adults navigate their way into and through this or other colleges. She was especially keen to assist women, giving them clothing and helping them prepare for job interviews. Her love of life was expressed through extensive travels, her photography, being a founding member of the Port Townsend Lawn Chair Drill Team, and her involvement with many close friends. Today, her giving continues through reflections on her life, and through the scholarship fund that bears her name.

Cindy Hill Finnie JCCF Vice President and Member, Scholarship Committee “Port Townsend faces enormous challenges in funding an array of social, health, art, education, and youth-related projects and services. Fortunately, our community has a deep heritage of philanthropy. I believe the Foundation can and will lead the community, donors, and nonprofits, becoming a key vehicle for change and a bridge to the future as we address these challenges in the 21st century.”



Jefferson County Community Foundation November 2011

What’s your Legacy?

Woodworking & Historic Preservation: A Winning Combination at Fort Worden

By Doug Van Allen CFP® JCCF Director and Member, Investment Committee


The Port Townsend School of Woodworking and Preservation Trades (PTSWPT) is a growing center for education in fine woodworking and historic preservation. The woodworking program includes hand tool woodworking, furniture making and cabinetmaking. The historic preservation program currently focuses in the restoration of historic wooden buildings. The Jefferson County Community Foundation served as Fiscal Sponsor for PTSWPT in 2010 and 2011, enabling the school’s supporters to make tax-deductible contributions while PTSWPT was in the process of securing IRS approval as a 501(c)(3) public charity.

Endowment Funds Buy New Library Materials T he Port Townsend Library Foundation endowment, invested with the JCCF, provides annual distributions from endowment income to supplement the library’s materials budget. In 2010 the library used a $1,000 distribution to purchase audio books on DVD, replacing worn materials on tape cassette and increasing the annual allocation for audio books by 25 percent. In 2011 the library is using a distribution of $1,300 from the endowment to add to its DVD collection—an increase of 26 percent to the DVD budget

allocation. Worn video tapes are being replaced by DVDs, and the library is increasing its collection of classic movies from the American Film Institute’s Top 500 Films list, as well as purchasing muchloved series from the BBC. Both audio book and DVD collections have experienced higher demand and circulation in the last two years. The Port Townsend Library is fortunate to be able to respond to patron requests by utilizing supplemental donations from the Port Townsend Library Foundation’s endowed fund at JCCF.

David Goldsmith Director and Member, Investment Committee

“Having spent more than 30 years in public service, I have witnessed firsthand how necessary and effective nonprofit organizations are in addressing community and individual needs. JCCF is designed to strengthen the fabric and richness of our community by creating a sustaining endowment and a helping hand. The values of the Foundation match my personal values of service: to make a positive difference, now and for future generations.”

ant to be part of an important group that is contributing to the quality of life in Jefferson C o u n t y ? Consider joining the Jefferson Legacy Society. The Society is made up of individuals and couples who have committed to the future of Jefferson County by including the Jefferson County Community Foundation in their long-term giving plans. Some have specific charities or causes they want to support by creating or adding to a permanent, endowed fund at JCCF. The Foundation already holds funds that provide funding for the Port Townsend Library, the Jefferson County Historical Society, the Northwest Maritime Center, the Jefferson Land Trust, Seattle Children’s Hospital and a number of scholarships. Other Legacy Society members are more focused on supporting JCCF itself—an umbrella foundation that assists and

trains non-profits to be more effective, creates area-of-interest funds such as the Fund for Women and Girls, and makes annual grants to nonprofits from the Jefferson Community Endowment. If long-term charitable planning appeals to you, it is easy to join the JLS. Although current contributions are certainly welcome, the Jefferson Legacy Society was created for those who want to make future gifts to the Jefferson County Community Foundation, perhaps at a level that is not affordable right now. This can be as simple as including JCCF in your will, either through a direct bequest or as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy. For those who would like to minimize taxes on appreciated assets and those who may be interested in receiving both a lifetime stream of income and the tax benefits of charitable giving, there are a number of tax-advantaged options available. If you’re interested in exploring your legacy giving possibili-

ties, the JCCF can help. We’ll be glad to send some basic materials to get you started, and we can refer you to well-qualified attorneys and financial planners who know how to incorporate your charitable interests in your estate plan. When you join the Jefferson Legacy Society, there’s no need to disclose the details of your future charitable plans. All you need to do is let us know that you have included the Jefferson County Community Foundation in those plans. We’ll make sure you’re listed as a JLS member— or not listed, if you prefer—and we’ll keep you informed about the Foundation’s programs. For more informtion, please contact JCCF Executive Director Kris Mayer at 360-379-3667, or by email: Doug Van Allen is a Certified Financial Planner®practioner with offices in Port Townsend and Portland, Oregon. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jefferson County Community Foundation and is responsible for the Foundation’s Legacy Giving initiatives.

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