Elaine VonRosenstiel

Elaine VonRosenstiel

About Elaine VonRosenstiel

Elaine Von Rosenstiel is the former president of the Bainbridge Community Foundation, which carries out community grant making activities on Bainbridge Island and in Kitsap County. She previously served as an advisor to foundations on early childhood education investments, as vice president for strategic planning at Group Health Cooperative, and as president of the Bainbridge Island School Board.

Boomerang’s Flight Can Improve Changing Giving Patterns

Each year, millions of Americans send money to support organizations who give people a boost.  We are fortunate to live in a country with a giving tradition.  We are equally fortunate to be served by nonprofits who have demonstrated tenacity and commitment and ingenuity to make sure that help which is on the way ends [...]

By |2020-03-12T00:50:33+00:00March 9th, 2020|

Passing Discounts and Values to the Next Generation

My four-year-old granddaughter, Eliana, has a wonderful bedtime ritual: every night, whoever is putting her to bed, reads her three books. Three books. Not one more or one less. If it’s her father, the books are in Spanish; if it’s her mother or grandfather (aka Paulie) or me (aka Kukie), they are in English. A [...]

By |2016-11-03T20:02:13+00:00March 12th, 2016|

Small Amounts Really Do Add Up

I wasn’t thinking about senior discounts when I stopped by a local bakery for my morning latte last week; I didn’t even know the bakery offered them. But then I heard the person in front of me in line say, “senior discount, please”. In the past, I would have thought, “I don’t need a discount; [...]

By |2016-11-03T20:02:13+00:00January 6th, 2015|