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Here you'll find where the heart of our community beats through tales of collaboration and compassion. Explore narratives that spotlight community members who, hand in hand with the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation, are shaping a legacy of positive change for generations to come.

In these stories, you'll witness the profound impact of collective generosity, where every contribution, large or small, leaves an indelible mark on the fabric of our community. These narratives reflect the shared commitment to building a brighter future and fostering resilience in the face of challenges.

Thank you for being part of this inspiring journey toward a stronger, more vibrant community. Together, we are creating a lasting impact for generations to come.


Chuck and Charli Meacham are invested in their community in more ways than one. They have a history of living in small towns, and they found Gig Harbor 12 years ago.

The Meachams immediately looked to make an impact, providing both time and financial resources to the community. They chose the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation because of the variety of different areas in which we focus.

“It (GGHF) has something for everyone,” they said. “The five (Core Area Boards) cover a diverse range of areas that support the community. Anyone who is interested in the betterment of Gig Harbor, joining the Foundation is a good way to start.”


The Meachams and The Meacham Foundation have provided funds for Students of Distinction, the Cider Swig, EnviroCorps and the Curious By Nature school.

Chuck Meacham first met GGHF CEO Julie Gustanski at the Donkey Creek Chum Festival more than a decade ago, and that sparked an interest in the fundraising efforts for the Fisherman Statue, which today stands outside the Harbor History Museum. Since then, Chuck joined the Foundation’s Parks and Environment CAB and helped organize the first Cider Swig event at Sehmel Homestead Park.

The Meachams said they are proud to support the Foundation because it helps to produce fun and meaningful events for those who live in the greater Gig Harbor and Key peninsulas.

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