Hough Foundation News

  • Jan 12

    New Board Member

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      Hough Foundation is happy to announce our newest Board Member

      Corwin Beverage Company, a food and beverage distribution company serving Southwest Washington retail clients since 1941, has named long-time private business executive Keith Richards as the company’s chief executive.

      Bringing 30 years of private business distribution leadership, Richards is pursuing a growth plan that strengthens the company’s core business as a regional distributor of Pepsi and Dr. Pepper products, while welcoming opportunities to leverage its network by distributing complementary food, beverage and related product brands.

      Richards brings retail distribution expertise across numerous industries, including flowers, video gaming, petroleum, and home furnishings, after beginning his career with the accounting giant, Ernst and Young. He envisions growth across Corwin’s three primary segments, including large retailers, convenience and gas stations, and on-premise clients including businesses and schools.

      Keith Richards, photo courtesy of Corwin Beverage Co.




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    • Oct 7

      Summer Playgrounds Program a Wonderful Success!

      Once again we were able to offer a free program during the summer for kids ages 6-11. They joined us for games, sports, playground time and crafts. The kids were able to learn, play and make new friends in a safe and inviting atmosphere.

      This is all possible due to our partnership with Vancouver Parks and Recreation, Share Vancouver and donations from the community. We were able to offer this program free due to grants and donations. Our largest grant came from Mason Nolan, a generous community member here in Vancouver.

      Free lunch was available each day at noon to all youth (18 and under) provided by Share Vancouver and the USDA Summer Lunch Program.

      Continue to watch for event updates and we create fun opportunities for our community.


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    • Sep 13

      New Board of Directors and Officers Elected

      John Laughlin, Director of Sales for Stein Distributing Inc., has been re-elected as  Board Chair for the Hough Foundation. John has served on the Hough Foundation Board of Directors for three years and has been a valuable supporter of the Hough Foundation for many years in his capacity as a Vancouver business owner and volunteer.  

      Trina Latshaw, Director of Marketing for Squires Electric Inc., has been elected as Vice Chair for the Hough Foundation Board of Directors. Trina has been on the Board for many years, jumping in to help and volunteer wherever and whenever. We are honored to have her as our Vice Chair.

      Robin Bradford, Realvest Corporation, continues as our Secretary/Treasurer. We are thankful to Robin for her many years of excellence, serving the Hough Foundation Board of Directors since 2000. Paul Christensen, Founder of the Hough Foundation in 1992 and owner of Realvest Corporation, is Development Chair for the Board of Directors. 

      To complete the list of Hough Board of Directors, we have:

      Bill Hibbs, Clark Public Utilities
      Kim Meadors, Juliano’s Pizzeria
      David Smith, Hough Neighborhood
      Nancy Newlean, City University
      Steve Vance, Hough School Principal
      Judith Dillard, Hough Elementary School Teacher

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    About Us

    Hough Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that builds bridges within our community by cultivating self-reliance, mentoring parents and students, advocating for mental health and social services, and providing classroom, after school and early learning enrichment opportunities.