When it comes to giving back to the community, there are those who always manage find a way

Click here to view the Give Guide digital listings.
Click here to view the Give Guide digital listings.

That's what you'll see in this year's Give Guide: people doing whatever it takes to have a positive impact, no matter their circumstances. Read about our three Peirone Prize winners who find three unique ways to make a difference. Learn how teenagers are choosing to help others, how nature can provide comfort to disable veterans, and how nonprofits are stepping up to solve the community's pressing issues. Maybe you'll come away feeling inspired to give however you can, too.

—WILSON CRISCIONE, section editor



The Peirone Prize Turns 10

click to enlarge Joe and Alice Peirone
Joe and Alice Peirone

For 18 years now, we've been publishing the Give Guide every summer. For the last decade, we've been highlighting locals who have been making an out-sized difference with the Peirone Prize. Named for Joe and Alice Peirone, grandparents of Inlander founders Ted (that's me) and Jer McGregor, we have three more amazing philanthropists to inspire you: Reisha Abolofia, Tyler Lafferty and Katie Tolley. You can read all about them and so much more in this 2019 edition of Give Guide.

Our goal in publishing this annual issue is to celebrate the often under-the-radar hard work so many people and organizations put in to make the Inland Northwest a kind and giving place. But it's also a not-so-gentle nudge to remind everyone that these efforts rely on the power of local donors — and that means you! So as you read through these pages, we hope you'll find a cause you connect with and either volunteer or support it financially.

Here are links directly to this year's Peirone Prize winners:

REISHA ABOLOFIA

TYLER LAFFERTY

KATIE TOLLEY


PEOPLE

Meet two local teens who spend most of their spare time giving back to their communities

Meet St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho's new director

Hope House and Crosswalk expand


NATURE

Disabled Spokane veterans find comfort and camaraderies through fly fishing with Project Healing Waters

Float in, reach out


COMMUNITY

As schools move away from the arts, can nonprofits fill in the gaps?

Spokane Guilds' school rebrands

Future Song donates instruments


HEALTH

Amidst increasing reports of domestic violence, local service providers seek to create a collaborative response

Empire Health president moves on

Premera Blue Cross tackles rural health care

Spokane County Interstate Fair @ Spokane County Fair & Expo Center

Through Sept. 15
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