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July/August, 2013


2013-2014 Board Members Elected at Annual Meeting

The ALF Annual Meeting, held on Thursday, June 13th at the Northwest Leadership Foundation, was attended by board members, committee members, and Senior Fellows.   Retiring board member Neel Parikh (Class VII) was honored for her dedication and thoughtful leadership as a six-year board member and Chair of the Fellows Program Committee.
New board members elected to a three-year term by Senior Fellows in attendance:
Steph Farber (Class XI), President, Leroy Jewelers
Robin Lester (Class XIX), CEO, Washington Women's Employment Education
Paticia Talton (Class XV), President and CEO, Northwest Leadership Foundation

The board officers from 2012-2013 have unanimously agreed to remain in their leadership positions for one additional year to capitalize on the momentum generated this past year and to complete various infrastructure projects in progress. Read more

The slate of officers re-elected to a one-year term: 
Troy Christensen (Class XVI), Board President and Fund Development Chair
Christopher Algeo (Class XVI), Board Vice President and Finance Committee Chair
Maria DeVore (Class XVI), Board Secretary and Senior Fellows Program Committee
Corey Hjalseth (Class XVII), Board Treasurer and Finance Committee
Diane Powers (Class XI), Past Board President, Board Nominations Chair, Selection Committee Chair
We are grateful to the following members continuing with their board service:
Julie Anderson (Class X), Senior Fellows Program Committee and Strategic Plan Steward
Julie Collins (Class XVIII), Fund Development Committee Chair
Julia Garnett (Class XII), Fund Development Committee
Dexter Gordon (Class XIV), Selection Committee
Hugh Kodama (Class XVII), Fellows Program Committee
Andrew Neiditz (Class III), Senior Fellows Program Committee
Lyle Quasim (Class II), ALF National Trustee
Don Rennegarbe (Class IX), Senior Fellows Program Committee Chair
Ken Ristine (Class XII), Finance Committee
Thank you to Pat Talton (Class XV) and Northwest Leadership Foundation for donating a welcoming space for the ALF annual meeting.  

Class Champion Fundraising Results...and the Winner is...Class XII

Thanks to John Briehl's incredible work (and relentless badgering of his classmates), Class XII won the fundraising competition for both total cash donations and highest percentage of class members making a donation, with Class XVI not far behind.  ALF is deeply grateful for all the Class Fundraising Champions efforts.

ALF Tacoma/Pierce County was fortunate to have the financial support of 184 Senior Fellows (almost half of the total number of Senior Fellows) contribute to the organization last fiscal year - an increase of 15 additional donors from the previous year.  Thanks to your generous donations, ALF is able to continue to offer the year-long Fellows Program to all qualified nominees regardless of their ability to fully pay for participation.  Paying it forward with your contributions is deeply appreciated.  Many thanks to all the Class Fundraising Champions, led by Rick Little (Class XIV) and Julie Collins (Class XVIII), for their tireless work. 


Ranking Total $ donated Class Number Class Number Percent of class members giving Total Number of Contributors
1 $8,773 12 12 96% 22
2 $8,330 16 16 91% 21
3 $7,675 14 18 78% 14
4 $7,635 10 14 74% 17
5 $4,950 11 4 61% 14
6 $4,920 8 8 59% 13
7 $4,710 7 3 55% 12
8 $4,160 17 15 50% 10
9 $4,150 15 11 42% 8
10 $3,710 3 9 38% 8
11 $3,665 4 7 37% 7
12 $3,635 18 13 36% 8
15 $3,500 13 1 33% 5
13 $2,800 2 10 32% 7
14 $2,450 6 17 32% 7
16 $1,970 1 2 31% 5
17 $1,666 9 5 16% 3

ALF Fiscal Year 2012-2013

ALF ended the fiscal year with a positive net balance of $47,830 for the year ending June 30, 2013, the fifth consecutive year that we have not utilized our line of credit from KeyBank and had a positive net income, had 286 days (approximately eight months) cash on hand, and were $9,788 under budgeted expenses. 

We exceeded the budgeted amounts during the fiscal year as follows:

  • Board Giving was $11,000 for the year, 100% of budgeted amount.

  • Fellows’ Giving was $85,698, 143% of budgeted amount.

  • Grant support totaled $99,500, 111% of budgeted amount.

The area that fell short of budget:

  • Senior Fellows Giving totaled $66,450 (excluding Board Giving), which was $11,550 under budget. 

ALF received foundation/grant increases over the last fiscal year from:

  • Ben B. Cheney Foundation (+$5,000 for the Salesforce CRM project)

  • Gottfried and Mary Fuchs Foundation (+$1,000)

  • KeyFoundation (+$1,000)

  • Florence B. Kilworth Foundation (+$500)

  • MultiCare Health System (+$2,500)

Additionally, we received $10,000 in new grant support from the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. ALF greatly benefitted from the continued support from the following foundations: Ben B. Cheney Foundation, Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship, Forest Foundation, The Russell Family Foundation, and Sequoia Foundation.

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