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October 1, 2013 at 3:02 PM
The president of a Portland commercial real estate company has donated $5 million toward an effort by Washington State University to build a new museum of art on the school’s Pullman campus.
The donation comes from Jordan Schnitzer, president of Harsch Investment Properties and a collector of contemporary fine art prints. Including Schnitzer’s gift, WSU has raised $9 million for the museum. It has launched a public campaign to raise an additional $6 million.
Currently, the university’s museum is located in the fine arts building and contains a single gallery to display the school’s permanent collection and temporary exhibits. The new building will be located on the site of the current Safety Building, across from Compton Union Building on Terrell Mall. It will be designed by Olson Kundig Architects of Seattle.
June 25, 2012 at 11:23 AM
A $500,000 donation from the estate of a Seattle couple has been made to the Seattle Fire Department for the purchase of two new medic units.
The donation comes from the estate of William C. Sanders and Mildred Krahmer Sanders. Both born in Oregon, the couple married in 1944 and moved to Seattle area, where William Sanders worked as a aerospace engineer and retired here as an executive in foreign engineering technology. Mildred Sanders worked in several engineering support activities, the last as the librarian and manager of The Boeing Company’s engineering library, according to Donald L. Krahmer, Jr., a family member in Portland and a trustee for the Sanders.
In retirement, the Sanders moved to West Seattle. William Sanders died on Sept. 28, 2002. Mildred Sanders died on April 6, 2011.
The couple also bequeathed more than $500,000to Research to Prevent Blindness, a leading nonprofit supporter of advanced eye research located in New York City for construction of a lab for advanced eye research.
January 4, 2012 at 1:29 PM
The News Tribune in Tacoma has posted an item giving details on how to donate to a fund that’s been set up for the family of National Park Service Ranger Margaret Anderson who was slain Sunday in Mount Rainier National Park.
Here’s their post:
An account in Anderson’s name has been established at KeyBank.
- To make donations by mail, send them to KeyBank: Margaret Anderson Donation Account, P.O. Box 159, Eatonville, WA 98328. Make checks payable to Margaret Anderson Donation Account.
- To make a donation electronically, contact your bank and asked to have the money sent to the address above.
- Donations can be made in person at any KeyBank branch nationwide.
- KeyBank cannot process donations over the phone.
- Donations in lieu of flowers have been requested from those wishing to express their support of Margaret Anderson’s family, Mount Rainier National Park spokesman Kevin Bacher said Tuesday night.
Anderson is survived by her husband, Eric, and 3- and 1-year-old daughters.
December 27, 2011 at 1:56 PM
Puget Sound Business Journal columnist Patti Payne tells a story about a hoax that left a Bellevue barista and the community action agency Hopelink understandably disappointed.
The story centers around a $50,000 donation, a regular customer to a Tully’s in Factoria and the hope that what was said to be true actually was.
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