Meet the 2019 Luncheon Keynote

So, why is a movie bad guy taking a stand as a good guy in real life?  What inspired film star Victor Rivas Rivers to become an activist and spokesperson to end domestic violence and child abuse?Learn more about Victor’s story here.

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The Most Valuable Restaurant in Spokane

Going out to dinner is something many of us take for granted. There are thousands of people in our community who can’t afford to go out to dinner, and the Women and Children’s Free Restaurant (WCFR) is a great way for low income women and children to have an

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Why Not Women in Construction?

The construction industry is one of the most male-dominated industries in the world. Roughly 9% of the construction trade is made up of women. If this wasn’t already an extreme divide, 8% of the 9% of women in construction are in secretary or administrative roles. Only 1% of construction laborers

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Inland Northwest Farmers’ Markets: A Summer Staple of Spokane

Farmers’ markets have become a summer staple of Spokane. One organization is changing the way we think about farmers’ markets and the many benefits these markets can have on our community.
The Inland Northwest Farmers Market Association (INFMA), established in 2017, is a collective of neighborhood farmers’ markets serving the

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Men of Quality Support Gender Equality: The GoodGuys

Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women–more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
Everyday in the US, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends.
Men who as children witnessed their

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2019-2020 Grantees Announced

An estimated $225,000 will be awarded to 15 local programs that are focused on helping ensure women and children have opportunities to reach their highest potential. The size of each grant ranges from $7,500 to $25,000, with the final amount determined based on funds raised at the Annual Benefit Luncheon,

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Campfire Inland Northwest Helps Kids Find Their Spark

Growing up, my favorite place in the world was Camp Reed. I used to say it was the “happiest place on earth” and that I’d rather go to Camp Reed than Disneyland. That goes to show how summer camps can have such a positive impact on children. I had

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The Only Nursery Of Its Kind In Spokane

The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery is the only nursery of its kind in the Spokane area. It is a truly special place where children aged 0-7 are welcomed to be themselves in a safe, fun, and relaxed environment.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Kristena O’Hara, program director

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New Leaf Bakery: A place to grab coffee & support the community

Looking for a new spot to grab coffee in Spokane? Try New Leaf Bakery. A place where not only can you enjoy coffee and delicious pastries, you can do so while supporting Transitions, a non-profit organization supporting women by providing job training. New Leaf Bakery just happens to be

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