The Renton Community Foundation is upping the ante for its 13th annual Circle of Giving Awards Celebration.
It's due to a couple of donors who actually gave more this year, said Lynn Bohart, Foundation Executive Director, “the Circle of Giving Campaign came in slightly ahead of last year’s total, just when so many of our organizations need the help.”
Seventeen local organizations, including the Renton School District, will receive grants totaling $26,500 from the Circle of Giving Campaign, chaired by King Parker and Dr. Michael Hardy.
An additional 16 organizations will split $7,250 in grants from The Next Curve Fund. The Next Curve is a membership organization comprised of young professionals who donate $250 a year each, do community service and get involved.
“We’re a vibrant group of younger professionals who want to see our community thrive and have chosen to take an active role," said Cherish Hart, Next Curve President.
The awards celebration will be held on Wednesday, January 16 from 5–7 p.m. at the Renton Senior Activity Center, 211 Burnett Ave. N, in Renton. The event is free to the public, and all are welcome to attend.
*Editor's Note: Information provided by the Renton Community Foundation.