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The Council is led by a diverse, volunteer board that includes professional educators, parents and representatives of private industry. Current members include:


Benjamin Luety, CPA, President
Assistant Vice President
U.S. Bank
Spokane, WA

Glen M. Stocking, R.Ph., Vice President
Director of Pharmacies
Rosauers Supermarkets
Spokane, WA

William Thurston,
Ritzville School District

Ritzville, WA

Douglas B. Durham, Secretary-Treasurer
Vice President , Business Development
Wells Fargo Bank
Spokane, WA

Paulette Fink
Retired Director, Career & Technical Education
Deer Park School District
Deer Park, Wa


Freda Gandy
Assistant Executive Director
Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center
Spokane, WA

Gary Gainer
Attorney at Law
Richter Wimberley, PS
Spokane, WA

Brian L. Talbott, Ph.D.
Executive Director
National Association of Educational Service Agencies CAESA
Chewelah, WA

Gary Livingston, Ph.D.
Chancellor (retired)
Community Colleges of Spokane
ESD 101 Board Member
Spokane,  WA


Ways to help:
Gifts may be made to the Council in a number of ways including volunteerism, one-time donations, multi-year pledges, matching corporate gifts, endowments and bequests. Gifts options include:

Gifts in-kind (personal property)
Designated United Way donations

Donor recognition:
Unless anonymity is requested, all donors will be publicly recognized on this Web site and in Council publications.

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