Striving for justice

Striving for justice

As we prepare to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday and the inauguration of a new administration on the 20th, we are on guard as a Nation and as a community. The events at the Capitol on January 6th were both frightening and eye-opening. The white supremacist...
The difference a decade can make

The difference a decade can make

I joined the staff of OICF just as the nation entered the economic crisis of 2008. It was an awakening for me personally and for the community as a whole. The nonprofit sector was not prepared as well as we needed to be. Boards were challenged to meet payroll much...
Time for Reflection

Time for Reflection

Photo credit: Coleen O’Brien Happy New Year! As I reflect on the past year, I recall how, last New Year, I was anticipating OICF’s 25th anniversary and excited about the celebrations we were planning. Needless to say, those parties never quite materialized and...
All in Washington goes ALL IN

All in Washington goes ALL IN

I am writing to share some wonderful news. Last night we received word from the All In Washington Campaign that is providing a 100% match secured an additional $25 million from Jeff Bezos. This means that all donations to the Community Emergency Response...
Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Future Pies of Olga There is much to be grateful for this week. The best news is that of the 33 people tested due to exposure at the public school, 32 are negative (the one positive is a family member of the original patient). This is especially wonderful, as it means...