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Success with
Transparency, Trust, & Innovation

Small, one-time or recurring, donations made by an individual or household.

Consists of selling event tickets and soliciting donations at events.

Large, one-time or recurring, donations made by an individual or household.

Donations consisting of goods, services, or time rather than cash.

Includes charitable trusts, annuities, and tools that provide income to donors.

Funds donated through a will or a documented estate plan.

Social and philanthropic initiatives launched by a company; donating to support and advocate for our joint mission.

Income from interest payments, dividends, capital gains collected upon the sale of securities or other assets.

Learn how the Foundation invests in Spokane-based startup companies.

How We Raise Funds

Get To Know The Stewards Of Our Financial Portfolio

Rule Follower. I use my experience in healthcare management, patient privacy, HIPAA, compliance, and auditing to dig into the heart of it all; building and strengthening relationships based on trust and transparency.

Treasurer

Lori Brennan, MBA, RHIA, CHC

Affiliations:

  • Corporate Compliance & Privacy Manager: Inland Northwest Region, Multicare Health System

Committee Positions:

  • Member, Board of Directors since April 2019

  • Chair, Finance, Property Management, and Investments Committee

  • Member, Grants Administration Committee

Education:

  • MBA, Western Governors University

  • B.S. Health Administration, University of Phoenix

Diplomatic Liaison. I like to bring people together and help find common benefits to maximize value for the participants. And in so doing over the span of time and deals, add just a bit to the global good.

Board Member

Dan Menser

Affiliations:

  • Chairman, Alliance of Angels

  • General Counsel, Teal Communications, Inc.

  • Member of the Board of Advisors, Pollen System Corporation & Everyvine Corporation

Committee Positions:

  • Member, Finance, Property Management, and Investments Committee

Education / Awards:

  • J.D. Program - Cum Laude, Seattle University School of Law

  • B.A. Finance - Cum Laude, Washington State University

Solutions Architect. I have been active in economic development matters across Washington State. I'm passionate about serving youth and contributing to community development.

Board Member

John Powers

Affiliations:

  • Founder and CEO, Powers Economics

Committee Positions:

  • Member, Board of Directors since August 2022

  • Member, Finance, Property Management, and Investments Committee

Education / Awards:

  • BBA Business Administration - Finance, University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business

  • Juris Doctorate - Law, Gonzaga University School of Law

Legal Eagle. I serve as the Vice Chair of the Advisory Board of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Eastern Washington University and the Alumni Advisory Board for the Delta Iota Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity at Washington State University.

Board Member

Keith Trefry

Affiliations:

  • Partner, Paine Hamblen LLP

  • Vice Chair of the Advisory Board of the Center for Entrepreneurship, Eastern Washington University

  • Alumni Advisory Board for the Delta Iota Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity, Washington State University.

Committee Positions:

  • Member, Board of Directors since August 2022

  • Member, Finance, Property Management, and Investments Committee

Education:

  • B.A. Pre-Law, Cum Laude, Washington State University

  • JD Law, Cum Laude, Gonzaga University School of Law

Investing in the Future Today

Founded in 2006, Believe in Me is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) foundation dedicated to continually improving the lives of the children we serve. We focus on building long-term community assets in order to provide support for those in need. Our team of dedicated professionals works to ensure the resources we provide are effectively utilized, and that our donors’ charitable goals are met. We invite you to join us in our mission to strengthen and support our community’s kids by investing in Believe in Me today. Together, we can create a brighter future for all. Thank you for your support.

Good Stewards With Every Donation Made

​Believe in Me is committed to maintaining the highest standards of financial integrity. Our annual reports and tax filings demonstrate our ongoing efforts to steward our assets judiciously and diversify our funding sources. Through our grantmaking, we provide a wide range of financial support to nonprofits that serve our community’s children and their most pressing needs.

2021

Annual Report
Grantmaking Report

2021

Annual Report

Grantmaking Report

20

Annual Report

Grantmaking Report

2019

Annual Report

Grantmaking Report

Good Stewards With Every Donation Made

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