Author Archives: Katherine Fox

About Katherine Fox

Investment and Philanthropic Advisor, Planner

Helping in Times of Need: The Hopscotch Foundation

COVID-19 has torn through our world over the past months, disrupting lives, putting the health of our family and friends at risk, and destabilizing the local community which we hold so dear. We are all coping in the best way we know how, as daily stories of resilience and ingenuity inspire us to keep pushing onward. In this series of blog posts, I am highlighting some amazing stories of resiliency and dedication in Portland’s non-profit sector — stories of organizations and community members who are fighting to serve our most affected populations.

This week I spoke with the Hopscotch Foundation, our partner in the FEED PDX fundraiser. The Hopscotch Foundation works with Portland schools to provide fresh, healthy food directly to Portland-area students. Read more »

Helping in Times of need: Raphael House of Portland

COVID-19 has torn through our world over the past months, disrupting lives, putting the health of our family and friends at risk, and destabilizing the local community which we hold so dear. We are all coping in the best way we know how, as daily stories of resilience and ingenuity inspire us to keep pushing onward. In this series of blog posts, I am highlighting some amazing stories of resiliency and dedication in Portland’s non-profit sector — stories of organizations and community members who are fighting to serve our most affected populations.

This week I spoke with Raphael House of Portland, whose work engages our entire community in non-violent living through advocacy, education, and community outreach, and by providing a safe haven from domestic violence. Read more »

Helping in times of need: Clark College Foundation

COVID-19 has torn through our world over the past weeks, disrupting lives, putting the health of our family and friends at risk, and destabilizing the local community that we hold dear. We are all coping in the best way we know how, as daily stories of resilience and ingenuity inspire us to keep pushing onward. In this series of blog posts, I am highlighting some amazing stories of resiliency and dedication in Portland’s nonprofit sector—stories of organizations and community members who are fighting to serve our most affected populations. Read more »

Helping in Times of Coronavirus: Community Warehouse

COVID-19 has torn through our world over the past weeks, disrupting lives, putting the health of our family and friends at risk, and destabilizing the local community which we hold so dear. We are all coping in the best way we know how, as daily stories of resilience and ingenuity inspire us to keep pushing onward. In this series of blog posts, I highlight some amazing stories of resiliency and dedication in Portland’s non-profit sector — stories of organizations and community members who are fighting to serve our most vulnerable populations.

This week I spoke with Community Warehouse, an organization that connects essential furnishings to neighbors in need through unique community partnerships, creating stronger home foundations and brighter futures for all. Read more »

Helping in Times of Coronavirus: Portland Farmers Market

COVID-19 has torn through our world over the past weeks, disrupting lives, putting the health of our family and friends at risk, and destabilizing the local community which we hold so dear. We are all coping in the best way we know how, as daily stories of resilience and ingenuity inspire us to keep pushing onward. In a new series of blog posts, I am highlighting some amazing stories of resiliency and dedication in Portland’s non-profit sector — stories of organizations and community members who are fighting to serve our most vulnerable populations.

This week I spoke with Portland Farmers Market, an organization that operates world-class farmers markets that contribute to the success of local food growers and producers, and creates vibrant community gatherings.  Read more »

How can we help? In this podcast, Arnerich Massena’s I AM Learning Partnership’s Christine Arnerich and Kate DeGraw talk about what they are doing and what we can all do to help those in need.

“Reach out, reach out – connect! We are all in this together!” ~Kate DeGraw, I AM Learning Partnership Community Service Coordinator

In a recent post, we detailed how Arnerich Massena’s I AM Learning Partnership is working hard to continue delivering critical help and services to our students’ families during this stay-at-home period. Now, Christine Arnerich, executive administrator, and Kate DeGraw, community service coordinator, share their experiences in researching needs, organizing services, and delivering support. Interviewed by investment and philanthropic advisor Katherine Fox, CFP®, CAP®, this podcast delves into how you can assist in their efforts or find ways of your own to help people who are struggling. Read more »

Helping in Times of Coronavirus: Portland Homeless Family Solutions

COVID-19 has torn through our world over the past weeks, disrupting lives, putting the health of our family and friends at risk, and destabilizing the local community which we hold so dear. We are all coping in the best way we know how, as daily stories of resilience and ingenuity inspire us to keep pushing onward. In a new series of blog posts, I am highlighting some amazing stories of resiliency and dedication in Portland’s non-profit sector — stories of organizations and community members who are fighting to serve our most vulnerable populations.

This week I spoke with Portland Homeless Family Solutions (PHFS), an organization that works to empower homeless families with children to get back into housing and to stay there long-term. Read more »

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: What could it mean for your small business?

In response to the ever-increasing impacts of COVID-19 across the nation, Congress passed the CARES Act last week to provide much-needed relief for individual taxpayers and small businesses. By now, many people are already expecting their $1,200 checks from the government – but the bill also contains many provisions intended to mitigate the economic effects of the coronavirus on American small businesses. Read on to learn how your small business may be able to benefit from this act: Read more »

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: What could it mean for you?

In response to the ever-increasing impacts of the COVID-19 across the nation, Congress passed the CARES Act last week to provide much-needed relief for individual taxpayers and small businesses. By now, many people are already expecting their $1,200 checks from the government – but the bill goes well beyond these individual payments in its efforts to mitigate the economic effects of the coronavirus. Read on to learn how you may be able to benefit from this act: Read more »

Equifax may owe you money: how can you claim it?

The Equifax data breach in September 2017 was one of the most extensive and damaging breaches of privacy in the history of digital transacting, exposing the personal information of 147 million people. Now, Equifax has agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission; the $700 million settlement includes $425 million to assist consumers who were victims of the breach. Read more »