Tax-Wise Charitable Giving

By Mary Lago, CFP®, CTFA, Principal, Wealth Management Chair Ferguson Wellman Capital Management  According to Giving USA, Americans contributed $499.33 billion to U.S. charities in 2022, and 64% of that—$319.04 billion—was given by individuals. It is wonderful to...

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Envision Bend Unveils Five-Year Vision Action Plan

Envision Bend has released the community’s next five-year Vision Action Plan! The latest Vision Action Plan on behalf of the city of Bend came together after 17 months of widespread community outreach and visioning, shaped by over 2,400 residents who shared insights and ideas in 2022.

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Go Clean Energy Conference Coming Up on October 4

Whether you rent, own a home, business, or commercial building, cash and tax credits are coming your way from government incentives. So much! It's hard to keep track. At the Go Clean Energy Conference, businesses and government will learn how to qualify for grants and...

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Donations to St. Charles for Nurses and Healthcare Week 2023

In celebration of 2023 Nurse’s Week and Health Care Week, May 6-13th, St. Charles is taking the opportunity to recognize our caregivers and how they support patients, their community and each other. A committee of caregivers from across the organization is assembling gift baskets to be filled with local contributions. St. Charles is asking for your help by contributing an item, service, or full gift basket. Donations are needed by Monday, May 1.

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Donation Deadline Approaching for Central Oregon Gives! 

With just under three weeks left to go to the Dec. 31 deadline, Central Oregon Gives has already raised $321,000 for local charities through the popular end-of-year giving campaign. "Now is the time for community members to hop onto, explore...

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KIDS Center Annual Gift Card Drive

Child abuse can fracture and uproot households and put families under enormous financial stress. Central Oregon is invited to support families in crisis with gift cards for groceries, gas and basic necessities. This year, there are two ways community members and...

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Election Info & Resources

The November 8, 2022 general election is quickly approaching, and it will be a crowded ballot with statewide and local races as well as policy initiatives. Here’s a quick overview of the statewide issues and educational resources.

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Faster Internet Oregon Speed Test Campaign

The Faster Internet Oregon speed test campaign is a statewide broadband mapping effort for Oregonians to report Internet speeds or a lack of connection at home. The Faster Internet Oregon project will provide decision-makers with data that will: Identify Oregon homes...

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