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Our Celebrate Event on February 15, 2018, was a great inspirational evening.  Visit the Celebrate Event page for all the details.

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Lynn Bohart Says Goodbye After Twelve Years
 
Lynn Bohart, FAHP, Foundation Executive Director, closed the evening with an inspirational talk designed to get people more involved in helping their communities. She challenged the audience with a question...What if? What if there wasn't anyone to write the needed checks to our worthy nonprofits? What if there weren't willing people to volunteer?

She finished by saying goodbye to the organization, community and nonprofits she loves. Ms. Bohart will step down as Executive Director the end of March when she retires after 35+ years in the nonprofit world. She took over the Foundation in 2006 as the first-ever RCF Executive Director and built its assets to just shy of $12 million, adding dozens of charitable funds, including funds that benefit education, pets, alcohol & addiction recovery, our local clothes bank, RotaCare, Vision House and more. She was instrumental in helping to establish and shepherd over a million dollars in grants to three counties through the First Financial Northwest Foundation Fund, along with helping to create the mulit-million dollar First Savings Bank of Renton Fund, which will greatly benefit our local community.

"My greatest accomplishment however," says Bohart, "is positioning the Foundation to seize regional status and to substantially grow assets over the next few years. I feel we're on the cusp of greatness as we strive to help more people in need. That's really what it's all about." 

 
A SIMPLE, THOUGHTFUL ACT 
Consider how you might change the world by leaving something in your will for the Renton Regional Community Foundation. It could just be a designated cash gift to one of our funds, a percentage of the remainder of your will, or enough to actually create your own charitable fund. What's your passion? The arts? Kids? Homeless families? The disabled? Seniors? Whatever it is, RRCF can help you achieve your goals. Give us a call at  
(425) 282-5199 or email us at info@rentonfoundatin.org. 
We're here to help. 
FOUNDATION TAKES ON  
REGIONAL STATUS

At the Foundation's annual celebration on February 15th, Rich Wagner, 2018 board president, announced the board's plan to grow the foundation to benefit more communities and more people and programs in need. During his talk, he revealed that a critical piece of the growth plan was to change the Foundation's name to better represent its blossoming grant footprint, which already spans the entire northern part of the state.

The new name,
RENTON REGIONAL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION will allow Renton's local foundation to reach out to neighboring communities and offer services, create new partnerships and bring in new donors. Stay tuned!

    
THE CLASS OF 2018 
"LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GIVERS"   
The Foundation is proud to have honored the following extraordinary philanthropists at our February 15th dinner.
 
Lifetime of Giving Award
Norm & Carol Abrahamson
Barb Nilson
Dr. Gary Kohlwes
  Public Spirit Award
Pam Teal
Trina Westerlund
Patrons of the Year Award
Charlie Conner & Anne Simpson
Rising Star Award
Dr. Quinton Morris
Luminary Award
Dr. Dolores Gibbons  
 

    
IT WAS A GRAND NIGHT FILLED WITH LAUGHS AND INSPIRATION
 
enton Regional Community Foundation
Lynn Bohart, FAHP - Executive Director
 Mailing Address:
PO Box 820, Renton, WA 98057
 Street Address:
1101 Bronson Way North 
 Telephone: 425-282-5199

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