Spokane Philanthropy Awards

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Previously known to the Spokane community as the Philanthropy Day Awards, the Emerging Leaders Society (ELS) is proud to host the annual Spokane Philanthropy Awards.
This year's awards were held on October 19th at the Davenport Grand.  Hundreds came to celebrate acts of compassion in our community and thank the people that make our community better through their kindness.
Please join us in congratulating this year's Spokane Philanthropy Award Winners and Finalists!

Philanthropic Corporation of the Year

Kalispel Tribe of Indians and Northern Quest Resort & Casino - Winner
Washington Trust Bank
Umpqua Bank

Philanthropic Small Business of the Year

ALSC Architects - Winner
K&N Electric
Kiemle & Hagood Company

Philanthropic Organization of the Year

Women Helping Women Fund - Winner
Spokane County Bar Association
Community Cancer Fund

Outstanding Philanthropist

Ryan Oelrich - Winner
John Hemmingson
Ira Amstadter

Young Philanthropist

Violet Humble - Winner
Josie Jennings & Ally Lang
Cameron Fahsholtz
Interact Club - Venture Crew 221
Special Thanks to our Judges
Antony Chiang - President Empire Health Foundation
Dr. Christine Johnson - Chancellor of the Community Colleges of Spokane
Tim Henkel - President/CEO, Spokane County United Way
Carla Altepeter - President/CEO, Numerica Credit Union
Will Rance - VP of Community Relations, Washington State Employees Credit Union
Phil Haugen - COO, Kalispel Tribal Authority
Alex Jackson - CEO of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital and Holy Family Hospital

Our Goal

Acts of compassion and philanthropy occur in our community every day. The Spokane Philanthropy Awards are an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the individuals and organizations who are doing good for others. By highlighting the spirit of giving and caring deeds, these awards acknowledge the impact of philanthropy in Spokane County. 

Award Categories

Philanthropic Corporation of the Year (100+ employees)
Philanthropic Small Business of the Year (99 and under employees)
Philanthropic Organization of the Year (grant-making entities such as private foundations, organizations that raise private funds and grant those out, as well as organizations in service to the community)
Outstanding Philanthropist(s) (individual, couple or family)
Outstanding Young Philanthropist(s) (up to age 21)

This event proudly sponsored by:

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