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Giving: The Right Thing

As a small boy, I was anxious to go sit with my Grandparents, Fred and Amelia Walters, in church.  Grandma was loving, gave hugs, and always had a surprise in her purse – usually some gum or hard candy. I was taught to sit still and listen to the pastor.  […]

SMART Fundraising

In packing for a recent move to our current location in Oxnard, CA, I came across a long, narrow tablet on which were printed words from my spelling tests given in 3rd grade.  I rarely missed a word, but I had to study them carefully.  I also had learned to “sound […]

Like Newspapers, Are Libraries Becoming Obsolete?

As a small child in the farm town of Hillsboro, Oregon, I remember riding my bike past what was an old brick building that was our town’s library.  I didn’t have much use for libraries in those early years as our school provided its own library for us, and […]

Partnering with the Cornelius Public Library

Walters Family Foundation donates $70,000 to Cornelius Public Library Walters Family Foundation had the honor of visiting the Cornelius Public Library this past July 2017.  Board Members Jamie Ali and Clifford Walters met with Karen Hill, Library Director, and Richard Meyer, Chairman of the Library’s Foundation.  A hot topic of discussion was the construction project […]

The Art of Site Visits: What Is Your Product?

This summer my oldest daughter, Jamie, a board member of the Walters Family Foundation, and I had the privilege to visit a number of non-profits in Oregon to learn more about what they do.  We discovered that the individuals running the organizations were highly open to sharing and talking about […]

Multiplying Impact Through Video

In today’s social networking age, telling stories through video has become an impactful way to engage and connect on a human level with others. The Walters Family Foundation awarded a grant to Inland Temporary Homes to develop a storytelling video to illustrate how they are helping families and children break the cycle of homelessness. […]