Celebrate Giving!

Founded in 2000, South Sound Partners for Philanthropy (South Sound Partners) is a consortium of more than 40 South Sound non-profit organizations dedicated to the promotion of philanthropic efforts in Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties. The goal of the group is to work collaboratively to increase the awareness of local needs and the vital role that giving locally plays in the success and health of our community.

Residents of Olympia, Tumwater, Lacey, and rural Thurston County typically donate millions of dollars to local non-profit organizations that support the arts, health and human services, education, the environment, youth programs, senior services and much more. A recent community assessment reported more than half of Thurston County residents volunteer and more than two-thirds contribute financially to charities.

Members of South Sound Partners for Philanthropy hold each other accountable to a high standard of fundraising ethics so donors and volunteers in our community know that their time and money is being put to best use. Members collaborate on a variety of projects and communicate regularly to ensure that resources are used effectively and efficiently.

South Sound Partners provides regular education and training sessions to both members and the community at large so new and innovative ideas are brought to the forefront. In addition, education is provided to donors regarding planned giving and estate planning.

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      South Sound Partners for Philanthropy Meetings

      Meetings are usually on the First Wednesday of each month (some exceptions during holidays, and the summer) 

      Time:  8:30-9:30 a.m.

      Location: Thurston Community Media

      440 Yauger Way SW, Suite C

      Olympia WA, 98502

      Membership is open to any nonprofit organization.  


      Wednesday, November 6, 2019

      8:30-9:30 a.m.

      Join Us for the Annual Leadership in Philanthropy Awards!

      South Sound Partners for Philanthropy recognizes caring individuals, businesses, and community organizations that generously support philanthropy in the South Sound. You're invited to celebrate local giving with us at the annual luncheon held on Nov. 14. 

      2019 Leadership in Philanthropy Luncheon

      Thursday, November 14, 2019 @ 11:30 am

      Hotel RL Olympia

      Registration is now closed.

      We are pleased to announce the 2019 Award Recipients:

      Personal Philanthropy
      Thomas Henderson

      Business Philanthropy
      Panowicz Jewelers

      Community Organization
      Gateway Rotary Club of Thurston County

      Paul Grudis Inspiration Award
      Pat Hunter

      Next Generation Philanthropist Award
      BOLTS Keystone/Interact Club

      Upcoming Partner Events

      17 Nov 2019 3:00 PM • 512 Washington St SE Olympia, WA 98501
      02 Dec 2019 5:30 PM • Olympia Golf & Country Club 3636 Country Club Rd NW Olympia, Washington 98502
      02 Dec 2019 5:30 PM • Olympia Country & Golf Club 3636 Country Club Rd NW Olympia, WA 98502 United States
      04 Dec 2019 4:00 PM • Washington Center for the Performing Arts
      06 Dec 2019 5:00 PM • Hotel RL 2300 Evergreen Park DR SW Olympia, WA 98502

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