Tapping Tech Wealth in the Northwest to Support Writers and More

Tapping Tech Wealth in the Northwest to Support Writers and More

The foundation that Linda Breneman created with her ex-husband Jeremy Jaech, a software entrepreneur, has played an important role in strengthening Seattle's literary scene, along with other causes. We explore the backstory.

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“You Always Want to go Back.” A Revered Artist Colony Gets Serious About Raising Money

“You Always Want to go Back.” A Revered Artist Colony Gets Serious About Raising Money

When the primary benefactor behind a nonprofit goes away, it can be a rough transition to a new and sustainable funding model. Some organizations don’t survive. The Ucross Foundation’s artist colony is determined to learn the ways of fundraising.

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"Poetry Survives." Behind a Big Gift to Support and Reimagine a Frequently Underfunded Field

"Poetry Survives." Behind a Big Gift to Support and Reimagine a Frequently Underfunded Field

Poetry received a much-needed boost from the Mellon Foundation, whose president, Elizabeth Alexander, is an acclaimed poet. In addition to awarding cash, the historic gift also envisions poetry as a vehicle to address important social issues.

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