PeaceHealth Southwest Foundation elects new board and committee members
by DIwpBacon on August 4, 2015
The PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation has announced its newest board members, who were recently elected for a three-year term beginning July 2015:
Kathy Corwin is a business woman and community volunteer. Corwin Beverage is a fourth generation family-owned business actively involved in community affairs since 1941. Corwin and her husband, Joe Pauletto, support numerous causes including a local food bank and the YWCA.
Jeff Firstenburg is senior vice president of the family-run business, Northwest Equity Holdings, LLC. He serves on the board of the Bank of Oswego. Firstenburg chaired the Humane Society Board during its building campaign.
Greg Kubicek is president of Holt Homes, Inc. He is a former board member of the Community Foundation of SW Washington.
Matt Lee is a CPA at Opsahl Dawson, Certified Public Accountants and manages the firm’s Vancouver office. Lee is active in community events and serves as head of the finance committee for the Vancouver Symphony, treasurer for the Vancouver Rotary Foundation, and treasurer for its annual Festival Of The Trees holiday event.
Greg Seifert is president and CEO of Biggs Insurance Services. Seifert served on the school board for Portland Christian Schools for 8 years, the last three as chairman. He recently served on the board of directors for LEAD International.
In addition, two new members were recently elected to the Foundation Board’s Planned Giving Committee. Susan DeRenzo, vice president and wealth strategies advisor, Heritage Bank and Molly Filbin, vice president and trust operations manager, Wealth Management at Umpqua Bank will serve a three-year term beginning July 2015.
Share’s annual Hunger Appeal raises $267,635 with match from CenturyLink Foundation
Posted August 4th, 2015
Share’s annual Hunger Appeal raised a gross total of $267,625 thanks to a $85,124 match by the CenturyLink Foundation. The 2015 CenturyLink Feed the Children Backpack Buddies Food Drive took place in June at approximately 650 company locations across the country.
“The community truly stepped up and answered our call, helping us to locally raise $55,413 more than last year, which is absolutely fabulous,” says Diane McWithey, executive director. “With the success of this challenge, we will be able to continue supporting the more than 1,950 children at 90 schools who receive bags of food each week during the school year through our Backpack Program.”
Nationally, CenturyLink Inc. employees and the company’s local employees collected 2.23 million pounds of food and raised $1.8 million in the food drive. This is the sixth year for CenturyLink’s nationwide drive, with more than 47 million pounds of food donated since the program’s inception.
Forty-nine million Americans, including 15.9 million children, are receiving food assistance annually. That means one in six Americans now rely on Feeding America and its nationwide network of local food banks.
Radical Revolution at tonight’s Concerts for a Cause
Posted August 4th, 2015
“Concerts for a Cause” continues tonight, Tuesday, Aug. 4, with Radical Revolution at Camas Meadows Golf Club, 4105 NW Camas Meadows Dr. The series features different bands every Tuesday evening through Aug. 28. Radical Revolution is a six-piece 80’s tribute band (featuring male and female vocals) that plays a wide range of hits from the era.
Tonight’s concert benefits the Police Activities League, a non-profit organization that partners with law enforcement agencies to promote positive relationships between officers and youth in the community through educational programs and recreational opportunities.
All shows begin at 6:30 p.m., and gates open at 5 p.m. The concerts are free with a $5 suggested donation. Food and beverages are available for purchase through Camas Meadows and Tommy O’s. Sponsor a lower patio table, and provide admission and seating for eight guests, for $100. For more information, call 360-833-2000 or visit www.camasmeadows.com.
Eric Strom joins Columbia Wealth Management Team
Posted August 4th, 2015
Columbia Credit Union has hired Eric Strom as a Registered Representative in the Wealth Management Department. As an Investment Advisor Representative for Cetera Advisor Networks, Strom will assist members with financial planning, investment and retirement strategies, education funding options, and insurance services. He will serve members at the Riverstone, Cascade Park, EastRidge and Washougal branches.
Strom brings more than 15 years of experience to the credit union and has served as past President of the National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors for the greater Portland/NW Oregon area, as well as a Moderator/Instructor for the American College in a wide variety of financial, business, and estate planning topics.
From 2004‐2010, Strom was the Oregon State Director for the Washington State University Alumni Association and currently serves as an Ambassador Alumni. He is Series 7 and 66 registered and insurance licensed in Washington, Oregon and California and is a 1988 graduate of Washington State University. To contact Strom or to schedule an appointment for financial planning services, call 360-891-4089 or visit www.ColumbiaCU.org.