State Philanthropic Organizations Hosting Community Conversations


For Immediate Release: Aug. 20, 2018
Information Contact:  Renee Bade, (208) 332-3578 ext. 4061

The Idaho Community Foundation, Idaho Nonprofit Center and Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, will complete their series of community conversations across the state in Hailey and Pocatello Aug. 29 and Sept. 5.  Conversations will focus on community needs and challenges, existing resources and promising new solutions in the charitable sector.

The three organizations, which represent nonprofit, private and government agencies, invite the public to attend the free events.  Events will take place at the following times and locations:

Hailey: Thursday Aug. 29 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. (MDT) at the Blaine County Community Campus, Minnie Moore Room, 1050 Fox Acres Road in Hailey.

Pocatello: Sept. 5 from 1-3 p.m. (MDT) at the Idaho Central Credit Union administration office, 4400 Central Way in Chubbuck.

Each community conversation will feature a local expert, who will share information on the community’s needs and challenges, and will be followed with a town hall conversation.  Erin Pfaeffle, director of community engagement at St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center, and Darrel Harris, social change director at The Advocates, will be the featured speakers in Hailey.

Margaret Ganyo and Felice Otero, CEO and director of Education 2 Careers at United Way of Southeastern Idaho, and Maggie Mann, director of Southeastern Idaho Public Health, will be the featured speakers in Pocatello.

To RSVP for the event go to

To learn more about Serve Idaho and volunteering, visit the Serve Idaho Facebook page or


Serve Idaho, a division of the Idaho Department of Labor, encourages voluntary public service and volunteerism throughout the state. The Serve Idaho Commission is funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Idaho Department of Labor.