Community Foundation to recognize Kirkwoods

first_imgThe Community Foundation for Southwest Washington’s annual luncheon Tuesday will recognize Philanthropists of the Year, Al and Sandee Kirkwood.The Kirkwoods have supported fundraising campaigns for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington, Clark County Food Bank, Innovative Services NW, Open House Ministries and Share among others. “Their decades-long history of giving has consistently supported programs and services for children, single mothers and families in Clark County. Most recently, they exemplified this commitment in a gift that will help construct a family resource center on the Open House Ministries campus in Vancouver,” according to a news release from the Community Foundation.Also during the luncheon Brett Bryant will receive the Friend of the Foundation Award. Bryant chaired the board of directors, launched the foundation’s Professional Advisory Council, assisted with the growth of charitable assets and “championed its discretionary grantmaking focus on intergenerational poverty,” the news release said.The luncheon is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. Its program “will explore philanthropy through the lens of gratefulness and demonstrate how it can contribute to a thriving community.”Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at