At its annual meeting held on July 25, 2016, First Federal Community Foundation elected Craig A. Curtis to a two-year term on the local nonprofit’s board of directors. The Foundation also expressed gratitude to outgoing director Stephen Oliver, who has served on the foundation’s board of directors since its inception.
“We are delighted that Craig has joined our board of directors at this exciting time,” said Karen McCormick, Executive Director of the foundation. “He brings a wealth of talent and experience that will benefit the foundation and the communities we serve.”
Curtis is a registered architect and Principal at The Miller Hull Partnership, where he has been employed since 1987. He is also President of Katerra Architecture, LLC, a real estate design, manufacturing and construction company with a vision to make leading-edge buildings affordable and accessible to everyone in the world. Curtis has degrees in Architecture and Construction Management from Washington State University and chairs the External Advisory Board for the WSU Center for Environmental Research and Educational Outreach. A resident of Kitsap County for 26 years, Curtis has served on committees for the North Kitsap School District and the Suquamish Community Advisory Board. He has served on the board of directors of First Federal Bank since 2014.
Other Foundation directors include David Flodstrom, Chairman, and Karen McCormick, who is also the organization’s executive director. Foundation officers elected at the July 25th annual meeting are Joyce Ruiz, Secretary, and Regina Wood, Treasurer. First Federal President Larry Hueth is the foundation’s Registered Agent.
First Federal Community Foundation today announced that it will begin accepting applications for grants in July of this year. The 501(c)3 private charitable corporation was funded with a gift of $400,000 in cash and 933,360 shares of stock in First Northwest Bancorp, the parent company of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Port Angeles, upon the bank’s conversion to a public company in January 2015. As of March 31, the value of First Federal’s gift to its foundation exceeded twelve million dollars.
“We are pleased to announce that we are open for business,” said Foundation president David Flodstrom. “With this generous gift, the Foundation will build upon First Federal’s legacy of giving back to the communities it serves.”
The Foundation will accept applications from communities in which First Federal operates a full-service branch, which currently includes Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap counties. Grants will be considered for proposals that conform to one or more of the Foundation’s four giving priorities: Community Support, Affordable Housing, Economic Development and Community Development.
“We are very excited about the Foundation’s potential,” said Foundation executive director Karen McCormick, formerly the President and CEO of First Federal. “Of particular interest to us is the opportunity to collaborate with others who are making a difference locally, and bring additional resources to projects and programs that will enhance the quality of life for all of us.”
Additional information, including grant guidelines, contact information and a downloadable application, is available on the Foundation’s website at https://www.firstfedcf.org.
About the First Federal Community Foundation: First Federal Community Foundation is a private 501(c)3 charitable corporation funded with a gift of cash and stock from First Northwest Bancorp, the parent company of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Port Angeles. The Foundation provides funding for community support, affordable housing, economic development and community development in communities where First Federal operates a full-service branch.
Port Angeles, Washington, January 28, 2015 — First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Port Angeles (“First Federal” or the “Bank”) today announced that the members of First Federal have approved the plan of conversion (the “Plan”) pursuant to which First Federal will convert from the mutual to the stock form of organization. Members also approved the contribution to the First Federal Community Foundation (the “Foundation”) established by First Federal in connection with the conversion. Read More
First Federal has been named Clallam County Business of the Year for 2014 and recipient of the EDC’s Olympic Leader Award. First Federal received these awards because of its ongoing efforts to support and strengthen its communities. As part of this award, the Clallam County Economic Development Council will establish a scholarship in First Federal’s name, which will be awarded to a Peninsula College student pursuing a professional or technical degree through the college.