Meet the Grantmakers at Third Annual Forum for Nonprofits

November 5, 2013

Puget Sound hosts a meeting with major charitable funders

8–11:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 6

TACOMA, Wash. – Nonprofit fundraisers in the Puget Sound area: Here is an opportunity to meet some of the people whose financial support could help your venture achieve its goals.

Representatives from up to 15 of Washington’s major grantmaking foundations and organizations will gather to meet and talk to nonprofit professionals in an intimate, round-table format at University of Puget Sound on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.

Grantwriters and other nonprofit officials are invited to come to the 8–11:30 a.m. Puget Sound Grantwriters Association (PSGA) Third Annual South Sound Funders Forum. Attendees will meet in small groups with funders including Bank of America, Ben B. Cheney Foundation, The Boeing Company, Boeing Employees Community Fund, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, Medina Foundation, M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Pride Foundation, Puget Sound Energy, State Farm, Washington State Combined Fund Drive, Weyerhaeuser, and others. The forum, including a continental breakfast, will take place in Rasmussen Rotunda in Wheelock Student Center on campus. See below for more details, directions, and a map of campus.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for nonprofits to meet face to face with some of our local grantmakers,” said Jane Kenyon, Puget Sound corporate and foundation relations director. “The first two events were a huge success, and Puget Sound is pleased to again host this PSGA forum that makes such conversations possible.”

Those attending will be asked to choose the four funders they would most like to meet. They will then meet one funder as part of a small group and switch tables every 25 minutes, until they have met all four. Participants will learn about the grantmakers’ giving priorities, deadlines, application processes, and contact information. They will also have a chance to ask questions. The forum is not intended for individual pitches.

Space for the event is limited to the first 120 participants. Grantwriters and others interested in corporate and foundation funding can register at The event is $50 for PSGA members and $65 for nonmembers

The event is organized by the Puget Sound Grantwriters Association, South Sound branch, by University of Puget Sound’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations and by the university’s Office of Business Services, led by John Hickey, executive director of community engagement and associate vice president for business services.

TO REGISTER and to get more details click on the event in the “Upcoming Events” box at:

For more information: Contact the PSGA Office: Tel. 206-367-8704; Email:

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