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We are pleased to report that we now have nearly $12 million in education endowments for our Student Achievement Initiatives. This insures that we will be able to provide educational support to Chehalis students for generations. These endowments are thanks to the Orin Smith Family Foundation that made a recent gift of $10M, and the Ingwersen Family Trust that made a gift of nearly $1.8 million.

Now the Chehalis Foundation will focus on raising money for a new sustainable fund called the Chehalis Fund. Our goal is to raise $5 million over the next 5 years. This sustainable fund will allow us to support many needed projects as they arise in our community.

We have been an essential partner for the city over the past 15 years. We have conducted private fundraising and provided leadership and management of over 25 projects. Below is a list of investments made by the Chehalis Foundation over the past 15 years.

$6M+ invested in our community and growing

$3.3M

Parks and Recreation

Gail and Carolyn Shaw Aquatic Center: 2.75M

Robert J Lintott / Alexander Park: 330K

Chet and Henrietta Rhodes Spray Park126K

Westside Park Renovation: 1.5K

Recreation Park Project: 100K

Babe Ruth Baseball Field Renovations: 11K

Penny Playground:  5K

Recreation Scholarships for Low-Income Families: 1K

W.F. West:  Batting Cages, Baseball Field Scoreboard, and Field Cove: 42.5K

W.F. West Tennis Court Renovation12K

Olympic Elementary Field Project: 12K

$2.5M

Educational Excellence

Educational Excellence2M

Chehalis Foundation Scholarships220K

W.F. West and Coffman Scholarships: 157K

Educational Excellence Centralia College: 88K

$280K

Civic Improvements

Boys and Girls Club of Lewis County: 102K

City of Chehalis Holiday Decorations53K

Discover! Children’s Museum35K

City of Chehalis Police K-9 Program: 29K

City of Chehalis-VR Lee Building Restoration: 25K

Chehalis Renaissance: 10K

The Chehalis Food Bank Building/Construction: 10K

City of Chehalis Fire Department Radar: 7K

Chehalis Theatre: 5K

The Chehalis Story DVD: 4K

Investment totals as of December 31, 2017

We need your help to continue the good work we have started. We ask you to consider becoming a valuable partner by making a recurring monthly contribution to the Foundation’s Chehalis Fund. Whether it be $10, $25 or $100 each month, your ongoing support will help us reach our goal of making a vital Chehalis. Together we will create significant change for the betterment of our community.

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