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DOUG BALDWIN HELPS FOUNDATION CELEBRATE $10 MILLION MILESTONE

 

Doug Baldwin, wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks, was this year's Rising Star Award winner for the LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GIVERS. Since he was unable to attend the CELEBRATE! event in February, Mr. Baldwin graciously agreed to join us for our May foundation board meeting to accept his award. Perfect timing! We were also celebrating a major milestone - $10 million in assets.  Mr. Baldwin accepted his award, spoke eloquently of how he learned about giving back to the community when he was young, and then joined the board in a group photo to memorialize the event.  Congratulations to Mr. Baldwin.

 

And congratulations and thanks to all of our fund-holders and donors for their continued confidence and support. Together - we lift people out of poverty, put at-risk kids on the right path to success, help seniors, inspire through the arts and so much more.

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"Under One Roof" community campaign.  
   
We raised $15,000 for 22 different funds in our first-ever Under One Roof Community Campaign. But the need hasn't ended and the giving isn't over. You can go to our website at any time and click on the 'Foundation Funds' button to see our Fund Catalog and re ad up on all the different ways our funds benefit the community. Then, you can click the link at the bottom of the page if you'd like to support that fund. It's easy. It's simple. And it makes a difference.

WE CONDUCT SITE VISITS SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO
     
Have you ever considered giving to an organization with which  you are unfamiliar? Perhaps you've seen their advertising or been invited to one of their
events, but you're unsure as to how stable they are. You may wonder if your gift will be wisely spent and want to check out the charity but don't know how. Well, if you have a fund with the Renton Community Foundation, we do the work for you. Before we make a grant, our policy is to review any organization with whom we have not worked in the past. We review their financials, speak to their staff and board, study their strategic plan and ask the tough questions. We may even ask for a final report on the use of the grant money. Our goal is that all of our donors feel confident their money is being used exactly how they intended. One more way we provide oversight to the money entrusted to us.  
If you might be interested in establishing a charitable fund with RCF, please give us a call. There is no obligation. We'll just talk through your goals and objectives and see if working with RCF makes sense for you. 

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 2016 League of Extraordinary Givers Awardees 

 

      

 

 NOMINATIONS ARE
NOW OPEN
 

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to give back to those in need? Perhaps this person has served on multiple nonprofit boards, or led a fundraising effort or two. Maybe they've volunteered tirelessly to help the homeless, support the arts, provide for seniors or the disabled. Have they founded a nonprofit that does good work in the community? Are they a younger person who shows passion for helping others?
 
If so, then please take the time to nominate them for the League of Extraordinary Givers, a fraternity of good-deed doers who work to make our community whole. You can go to our website at www.rentonfoundation.org to access an online nomination form. If you wish a paper form, please contact our office at info@rentonfoundation.org and we will send it to you in a Word document. The deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m. December 8. 
 
Winners will be announced in December and presented to the community at the CELEBRATE! The Love of Community event on February 15, 2018.
 
AN EASY WAY TO GIVE 
 
Did you know that you can make a charitable donation directly from your IRA? Yep, it's true. Qualified charitable distributions (QCDs) were made permanent by Congress and President Obama in 2015. You must be 70 ½ years or older and have your IRA custodian send a check straight to the charity. The gift will count toward your required distribution but you will not have to report the distribution as income.
The good news about IRA donations for folks who would normally only take a standard deduction is that they are not considered a tax deduction. Instead, the distribution is excluded from the donor's gross income.
For more information, contact the Foundation at info@rentonfoundation.org.
   
For more information, contact the Foundation at info@rentonfoundation.org.
Renton Community Foundation
Lynn Bohart, FAHP - Executive Director
 Mailing Address:
PO Box 820, Renton, WA 98056
 Street Address:
1101 Bronson Way North 
 Telephone: 425-282-5199
Fax: 425-282-5889
Liberty Park Building

  "When my wife and I began estate planning, we were concerned about how our scholarship fund would be administered after our deaths. RCF is a perfect fit. We appreciate the professionalism and efficiency, and we enjoy being connected to other community members who have chosen to support Renton area youth and young adults.
Peter Aiau & Susan Ormbreck, Renton Graduate and Educator Fund 

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CELEBRATE!

 

February 15, 2018

 

Join us for this sell-out event celebrating philanthropy in our community. RCF awards almost $200,000 in grants, inducts new members to the League of Extraordinary Givers, and celebrates stories of personal success by those most affected by our grants. Tickets will become available in December.

 

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