Recently, the Grays Harbor Community Foundation received a significant contribution from the estate of Dick and Patricia Warren. After winning $40 million (after taxes) in 2002, Dick and Patricia Warren of Hoquiam “put the emphasis on how to give the money away.”
Dick and Patricia were longtime residents of Hoquiam. Dick passed away in 2013 after a short battle with cancer and Patricia followed in 2015. They were quoted by the Seattle PI after winning a large sum of money in the Washington State Lottery, “For us, we put the emphasis on how to give the money away. We want to donate it ethically and effectively. We think we’ve done very well at that.” Dick served on the Grays Harbor Community Foundation Board of Directors for many years and was always passionate about philanthropy.
The Warren’s requested that a portion of the funds gifted to the Foundation create an endowment fund to benefit the Hoquiam and Copalis Food Banks. Executive Director, Eric Potts commented that “This gift will have a lasting impact on our Foundation and community for many years to come. While serving on our board, Dick helped shape the philosophy of the Foundation and a lot of the way we operate today is in thanks to his leadership.”
For more information about the Grays Harbor Community Foundation or how to make a gift, visit www.gh-cf.org or contact their office at (360) 532-1600 or [email protected]