Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Around Town

Express Staff Writer

Understand the power of collective giving

The Wood River Women's Charitable Foundation will host Colleen Willoughby, who will explain the significance of pooled giving, today, Feb. 15, at The Valley Club.

"The Power of Collective Giving: Now Is the Time" is the topic of the annual winter forum and the basis of the local version with its 125 members serving Blaine County organizations.

Willoughby, a former teacher and founder of Washington Women's Foundation, spearheaded an organization to make pooled, high-impact gifts to improve the community while developing members' skills as philanthropists.

The foundation pools talents and money to find solutions to community problems. It recently celebrated a milestone in giving with a total of nearly $1 million distributed in the valley.

The event is open to all and is not fundraiser. However, a donation of $10 for nonmembers would be appreciated. Refreshments will be served.

Registration will start at 2 p.m. and the program will begin at 2:30 p.m.

To register, call Andrea Van Every at 726-6011 or email

Architects to speak on Sun Valley history

A presentation by Nick Latham and Michael Bulls of Ruscitto/Latham/Blanton architectural firm will focus on Gilbert Stanley Underwood and the Sun Valley Lodge as part of the programming for the current exhibit on Underwood at the Ketchum-Sun Valley Ski and Heritage Museum.

The free event will be in the Sun Valley Lodge Dining Room on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. 

Bulls and Latham have worked on numerous renovations on the lodge and have insights into its architecture, story and success. 

The museum exhibit includes numerous architectural plans, the drawings of the village, films and photographs.

For questions regarding the exhibit, call 726-8118.

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