Our Focus

                                                            Mission

The Spokane Parks Foundation cultivates the health, growth and continued enjoyment of our communities by inspiring giving and passion for our parks.

 

Vision

The Spokane Parks Foundation will be the premier foundation to provide resources for vibrant,

healthy, accessible recreation programs and parks throughout the region.

 

 Values 

Providing Access

Advocating & Collaborating

Raising Funds

Knowledge & Education

 

Board of Directors

Our volunteer Board of Directors oversees the Parks Foundation, supporting our mission and vision, and ensuring that the Foundation continues to strengthen parks throughout Spokane County.

 

 
Amy Lutz, President

Jill Nellenbach, Secretary

Marta Tosic Defenbach, Treasurer

Kevin Hennessey, Immediate Past President

 

Craig Andersen

Roger Chase

Kevin Eddy

Massoud Emami

Mel Fowler

Dana Harbaugh

Ted McGregor

Barb Richey

Marilyn Thordarson

Committees

Five committees provide direction and advice on specific areas of Parks Foundation operations. Each committee includes both Board members, community volunteers, and the Executive Director.

Executive

Amy Lutz, President

Jill Nellenbach, Secretary

Marta Tosci Defenbach, Treasurer

Kevin Hennessey, Immediate Past President

Terri Fortner, Executive Director

 

Finance

Marta Tosci Defenbach, Chair

Kevin Eddy

Kevin Hennessey

Barry Menne

Wade Schertenleib

Marilyn Thordarson

Grant Allocations

Marilyn Thordarson, Chair

Dennis Eaker

Danika Hatcher

Kevin Hennessey

Fran Papenleur

Make A Splash In A Kid's Life/Drowning Prevention Coalition

Kevin Eddy, Chair

Sarah Jane Amick

Kelly Ashe

Dan Curley

Sarah Fitzgerald

Tina Gregerson

Amy Lutz

Josh Oakes

Marketing

Jill Nellenbach, Chair

Dianah Brubaker-Ellis

Jen Childress

Mike Ellis

Massoud Emami

 

Staff​

Terri Fortner

Executive Director

Terri@spokaneparksfoundation.org

Yvonne Trudeau

Development Associate/Campaign for Riverfront Spokane

Yvonne@spokaneparksfoundation.org

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The Spokane Parks Foundation is an efficiently managed 501(c)(3) corporation, licensed in Washington state.  We strive to maximize donor dollars by charging an administrative fee of 10% or less from every gift to support our mission, administrative overhead and growth.  We fully honor restricted and unrestricted gifts from all donors, and we equally appreciate gifts both large and small. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your contribution. 

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