Author Archives: Katherine Fox

About Katherine Fox

Investment and Philanthropic Advisor, Planner

Helping in Times of Need: Stone Soup PDX

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 post highlights the work of Stone Soup PDX, an organization that empowers people who are experiencing barriers to employment to achieve self reliance through training for careers in the food service industry. Read more »

Helping in Times of Need: Native Arts and Cultures 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, and 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 post highlights the work of Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF), an organization that works to advance Native equity and cultural knowledge, focusing on the power of arts and collaboration to strengthen Native communities and promote positive social change for American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native peoples in the United States. Read more »

Helping in Times of Need: Friends of the Children

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 Friends of the Children – Portland. Friends of the Children – Portland guides, supports, and mentors almost 500 children across the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. Read more »

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 »