Aug 242014
 
'All Charities Raffle' is back: West Sac groups selling $10 tickets

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER –  The annual “All Charities Raffle” has formed again under the “mother ship” of the West Sacramento Foundation this year. Many local sports leagues and nonprofits are participating. They’re selling $10 raffle tickets (each group gets to keep $9 from each ticket) and ticket buyers will have a chance to win any [...]

Dec 172013
 
West Sac Foundation receives honor

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 11, 2013 – The Yolo Community Foundation has named the West Sacramento Foundation as its “Philanthropist of the Year: in the county. According to Meg Stallard, president of the board of Yolo Community Foundation: “The West Sacramento  Foundation, an all-volunteer organization, for the past 25 years has help enhance the [...]

Aug 282013
 
'Mother of all raffles' back in West Sac

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – The annual “All Charities Raffle” has returned to West Sacramento. The event is organized by the West Sacramento Foundation, which arranges for raffle prizes and prints tickets for local sports groups and nonprofits to sell as a fundraiser. Each of these groups keeps $9 of every ticket’s $10 price. A large [...]

Dec 122012
 
Christmas event raises at least $17K

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 5, 2012 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Last year’s “Hope Stocking Event” raised about $17,000 for local causes. “This year, we expect the total to be even higher,” reports chairperson Maria Simas, vice president of the West Sacramento Foundation. The Foundation hosted the event, which collected donations and sponsorships, [...]

Nov 072012
 
Mother of all raffles: West Sac groups raise $47,000 selling tix

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 24, 2012 – A whole bunch of West Sacramento charities participated in this year’s “All Charities Raffle,” organized by the West Sacramento Foundation.   Raffle prizes included use of vacation condos, shopping sprees and other prizes. Each participating group got to keep $9 of every $10 in ticket [...]

Apr 182012
 

NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 11, 2012 – The West Sacramento Foundation has named its Board of Directors for 2012. They include new president, Joe Goeden, a former West Sacramento City Manager; vice-president, Maria Simas; treasurer, Jennifer Engstrom; and secretary, Kelly A. Rochester Garrett.    The board plans to continue the Foundation’s mission to distribute grant money to [...]