The state law (RCW 43.113) that created the Commission gives us authority to raise money from various sources. The other ethnic commissions in state government also can and must raise money.
We must raise money
Our state budget narrowly supports our two staff, office space, limited travel, and other basic expenses. If we want to do an event, research a policy topic, commission a study, or create and print a report, we usually must raise money to do it.
Donations make our events, research, and special publications possible, sustain advocacy efforts and encourage relationship building in our community. Our events and projects emphasize self-empowerment, civic involvement, and healthy, productive lifestyles. We eagerly recognize and acknowledge our donors for their generosity.
Call 360-725-5664 for more information.