2013-2014 Fundraising Campaign

2013-14 Fundraising Campaign

The United Way of Clatsop County is nearing the end of its annual campaign to raise raise money for the dozen essential community organizations it serves. And US Bank’s generous annual contribution has pushed us to over 76% of our $275,000.00 goal.

In an effort to encourage the rest of the community who have not yet given, US Bank and other major donors braved the pouring rain and high winds to gather at our “Giving Thermometer” next to Dugger’s Restaurant in Warrenton.

Here are the major donors and the amounts they’ve contributed to the 2013-2014 Campaign:

US Bank with check for $10,800.00 contribution, Tongue Point Job Corps $11,501.00 contribution, Columbia Memorial Hospital’s contribution of $9,207.00, NW Natural $1,528, GP Wauna Mill (Company & Foundation, Employees, WSU Local 1097) $64764.00, Pacific Power $1,521.00, Events Iron Chef & Lite Bite Chaired: Jennifer Holen of Baked Alaska  $45,246.00, Advanced Giving Division  Chaired:Anne Barbey & Edith Hennigsgaard Miller $29,964

The United Way of Clatsop County annual campaign ends January 31, and will be taking donations for the 2013-2014 campaign for the rest of this month.

2013 Iron Chef Goes Coastal

For Immediate Release:

October 2013

Contact: Scott Docherty or Darlene Felkins
(503) 325-1961

One of the most anticipated culinary events of the year is coming up on November 5. Iron Chef Goes Coastal will be held again this year at the Seaside Convention Center. More chefs, more restaurants and more great cuisine!

Four local chefs will form two teams and compete to win the 2013 Iron Chef goes Coastal Title. Chefs prepare a three-course dinner for the judges. One of those judges could be you! We hold a live auction before the competition, and the winning bidder gets to participate as a guest judge!

There will be a silent auction, where you can bid on food, beverages, and services from your local businesses. And, their will be a live auction where you can even bid on becoming an Iron Chef Goes Coastal judge!

Along with the Iron Chef main event competition, you will have the opportunity to taste and judge appetizers provided by the people’s choice participants. The top two from this category will secure their spot in the 2014 Iron Chef competition.  Attendees will also vote on their favorite dessert and the top restaurant will win the honor of “Best Dessert of Clatsop County”

Here are the 2013 Iron Chef Goes Coastal participating restaurants:

People’s Choice:

1. Bridgewater Bistro, Astoria
2. Astoria Coffee House, Astoria
3. Clemente’s, Astoria
4. Aloha Charlie’s Fish Co., Long Beach
5. Wet Dog Café, Astoria
6. Twisted Fish, Seaside
7. Maggie’s On the Prom, Seaside
8. Shilo Boardwalk Café (Chef Vincent LeFenet), Seaside
9. Shelburn Restaurant and Pub (Chef Robert Ericson), Long Beach
10. Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center CCA, (Chef Ira Krizo), Cannon Beach


1. 3 Cups Coffee House Columbia River Coffee Roasters, Astoria
2. Baked Alaska, Astoria
3. Stephanie Inn, Seaside
4. Astoria Golf and Country Club, Astoria
5. Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center Bakery, Cannon Beach
6. Picnic Basket, Cannon Beach

The four competing restaurants/chefs for the 2013 main event are: Chef Josh Archibald – Wayfarer, Aaron Bedard – Stephanie’s Inn, Charlie Zorich – Pickled Fish, abd Christpher Holen – Baked Alaska.

Since the start of this wonderful event, all proceeds have gone directly to The United Way of Clatsop County to benefit vital non-profit organizations that serve the many needs of our neighbors. It has become a major source of funding for the United Way, in addition to being a great way to find out about the world-class culinary artists in our area.

Tickets are available online through Brown Paper Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/436858. You can get your tickets in person at US Bank locations in Astoria, Seaside and Cannon Beach, The Baked Alaska Restaurant in Astoria, Mise En Place Kitchenware, as well as at the United Way office in Astoria – (503) 325-1961.

The 2013 Iron Chef Goes Coastal is sponsored by US Bank, Food Services of America, Dining Out in the Northwest, Columbia Bank, Northwest Natural, Lektro, Polk Riley Printing & Design, Coast Community Radio, 94.9 FM, Hits 94.3 FM, KSWB Gold 840 AM, and Ohana Media Group

2013 Fundraising Campaign Kick-Off

For Immediate Release:

September 2013

Contact: Darlene Felkins or Scott Docherty
(503) 325-1961

This month, the United Way of Clatsop County launched its 2013 Fundraising Campaign with very successful kick-off.  The event was held at Lum’s Auto Center in Warrenton, and was an opportunity for Campaigners and supporters to become acquainted with the twelve service organizations, currently receiving funding from United Way. Presentations were made, and the community was given a snapshot view into these very important groups who serve our neighbors who have the biggest need. Please see our website for more details – www.clatsopunitedway.org

One of the biggest supporters of the United Way of Clatsop County for years has been Georgia Pacific’s Wauna Mill. Representing this generous company, Kristi Ward presented UWCC’s president, Dick Easton, with a check for $31,500.  In addition, employees will have to opportunity to give through payroll deductions.

This year’s fundraising goal is $275,000, which has already reached 30%. (This number changes daily.) Through the ongoing generosity of our community, and upcoming popular events, like Iron Chef Goes Coastal and Lite Bite, we hope to reach our campaign goal and continue to provide much-needed support to the organizations that help our community. To lend your support, please contact the United Way of Clatsop County at (503) 325-1961. And be sure to “Like” us on Facebook for up-to-date information about upcoming events.