The Chase Youth Foundation funds programs that inspire, recognize and empower Spokane County youth.

The Chase Youth Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization that assists in the development and coordination of resources in support of the mission and goals of the Chase Youth Commission by:
  • Coordinating fundraising efforts.
  • Identifying and establishing relationships with new funders as well as maintaining relationships with past funders.
  • Overseeing annual project budgets and administering general income and expenses as well as growing investments in the endowment fund.

“Now more than ever it is critical to engage youth in civic issues and to give them the tools to be advocates in their schools, neighborhoods and the Spokane community. I’m proud to be a part of an organization that gives our youth a voice and celebrates their unique talents and contributions.”

– Colleen


Board Members:

Susan Nelson, CYF/CYC Executive Director
Wade Schertenleib, WE Financial Partners – President
Josh Graybill, US Bank – Vice President
Mollie Treppiedi, Washington Trust Bank – Treasurer
Terri Fortner, Spokane Valley Partners – Secretary
Michael Diedesch, Avista
Chris Carlisle, Carlisle & Byers, PLLC
Erick Randall, Rushall, Reital & Randall, CPA
Adriana Berndt, Spokane Lilac Festival Association

In-Kind Donations and Partnerships

Many of the Chase Youth Commission’s projects require support from the community. Do you or your business offer a product or service that might be useful to help young people build a better Spokane? If so, please contact us. The Commission is able to facilitate promotions and advertising opportunities as part of our events and initiatives, and your in-kind donation may be tax deductible*. If you would consider a partnership with the Chase Youth Commission that would be mutually beneficial, please contact:

Susan Nelson, Executive Director
Chase Youth Foundation
PO Box 8771
Spokane, WA 99203
(509) 999-9325
[email protected]

 *This general information is not intended as tax advice, as your individual or corporate tax situation will vary, so will the deductibility of your donation. Please contact your tax advisor for more information.