Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

GiveBIG 2018

May 9, 2018

As you’ve probably heard, more than 100 years of Issaquah Press back-issues were recently donated to the Issaquah History Museums (IHM) by the Seattle Times. We’re thrilled to have this valuable historic resource in our care, and back in the Issaquah community! Because our storage facilities are at maximum capacity, the collection is safely stored in a climate controlled storage facility.  The IHM hope to create archivally safe space for the collection in the coming years.

In the months ahead, we’ll also launch a digitization project, to make sure the Issaquah Press back-issues are accessible to all. Before we can do that, however, we need your help in covering the costs of storing the collection.

Will you help us preserve the Issaquah Press with a donation?

On Wednesday, May 9, the Seattle Foundation will host GiveBIG, a community-wide day of giving. Last year during GiveBIG, you raised $3,500 to support the Issaquah History Museums preservation and education work.

This year, we hope to raise $5,000 — enough to cover the cost of storing the Issaquah Press until space is available for them at the IHM.

We hope YOU will schedule a GiveBIG donation to the Issaquah History Museums to support the care and preservation of the Issaquah Press collection! You can also help increase your own impact by rallying your friends to support the Issaquah Museums on May 9! Facebook, Twitter (#GiveBIG), phone calls and even in-person conversations are other great ways to spread the word and help us take advantage of GiveBIG. Be sure to share the link to our GiveBIG profile.

Thank you in advance for giving big, and a big Thank You to last year’s donors:

Rich & Marilyn Batura
Charles & Jean M. Cerar
Leo P. Isoltalo
Don & Mary McWhirter
Gary & Amelia Anderson
Chuck Olson
Robert A. & Sarah Johnson
Daryl & Nancy Darst
Donald & Lorna Robertson
Jane Isenberg & Phil Tompkins
Rob & Kristi Schnittker
Bob Brock
Patricia & Paul Kaald
Sylvia & Karl Hermanson
Brandon Claycomb & Kellie Gronski
David Keith
Robyn Barfoot & Jack Kropp
Dorota & Rick Rahn
Steve Denton
Erica Maniez
Stacy Strickland
Nicole Plastino & Aaron Jones
Margaret Buckwitz
Terry Jeske
David Miller
Elisabeth Williams Callan