Jill has been a volunteer for the Parks Foundation for about 5 years now...first on our Marketing Committee, but in 2015 she joined our Board! Let's learn more about Jill and why she likes parks so much...


Before you were on the board, you were a volunteer on the Park...

I sat down with our newest Board member, Craig Andersen, to find out more about him!


What drew you to become a Board member of the Foundation?

I have always been passionate about parks. It is one of the things that drove me to be a Landscape Architect. Also, I had hear...

I was able to sit down with Elizabeth and chat about her work and the Parks Foundation. Elizabeth is a volunteer with our Make A Splash In A Kid's Life program.


What drew you to start volunteering for the Foundation?
My employer, Numerica Credit Union. Numerica empow...

April 13, 2017

I recently chatted with Doug Kelley about why he got involved with the Spokane County Parks, Recreation & Golf Advisory Board and the Spokane Parks Foundation.


When did you first get involved with the County advisory board and what drew you to their purpose?

I am comp...

March 21, 2017

I recently sat down with Jocelyn Babcock, a longtime volunteer with the Spokane Parks Foundation. Here's her park story!


When did you first get involved with the Parks Foundation and what drew you to the mission?

I was attending Whitworth when an advisor told me the S...

June 14, 2016

I was lucky enough to meet Bailee during orientation for Leadership Spokane. (Go Class of 2014!) Since we met, she has raised mucho funds for Gonzaga, then transitioned to Marketing Director for a little basketball tournament that you might have heard of. (She's also o...

May 12, 2015

Frances Martin first began painting when she was 12 in her homeland of Taiwan. She started taking lessons from the Taiwanese watercolorist, Master Paul Kuo, and fell in love with the art form. When she came to Spokane in 1974 as part of the Taiwanese delegation to Expo...

April 16, 2015

As it's National Volunteer Week,you've seen lots of stuff out there about volunteers. We just read that the average value of an hour of volunteer time in Washington is $27.54.


$27.54/hour of money saved for your favorite nonprofit.


Here at the Parks Foundation we did a...

January 15, 2015

Phyllis Holmes served on the board of the Spokane Parks Foundation twice, for a total of about 7 years. She recently ended her time with the Foundation, after having served as our Board President for three years and then a year as Immediate Past President. (Though we a...

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