Ronald McDonald House – A Home Away From Home

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Ronald McDonald
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Keith R. Scribner is founder of Scribner Properties LLC, DBA, Scribner Investment Companies, of Spokane, Washington, WWW.Scribco.com. In addition to building this privately held real estate investment portfolio, Keith R. Scribner and his wife, Leilani Scribner, support a number of charitable organizations in Spokane and nationwide, including Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Ronald McDonald House Charities is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois. The organization leads initiatives dedicated to improving the lives of children. Perhaps best known among these is the Ronald McDonald House, which offers parents of sick or recovering children a comfortable home away from home.

In addition to comfortable lodgings, Ronald McDonald House provides families of hospitalized children with hot, home cooked meals, private bedrooms, as well as a range of support services depending on availability. All services, meals, and accommodations are provided by donors or through volunteerism, with a suggested donation of $25 a day. But if payment is not possible, Ronald McDonald House waives the fee while providing the same level of care and support to families and caregivers of sick young people. For more about the organization, visit www.rmhc.org.

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Terminator 2 Turns 25 This Year

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Terminator 2
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As the founder of Scribner Investment Companies, www.Scribco.com, in Spokane, Washington, Keith R Scribner has more than 30 years of experience in real estate investing. Away from his work in Spokane, Keith Scribner enjoys watching movies, and one of his favorite movie series is The Terminator, starring action movie legend Arnold Schwarzenegger. The second installment in the series, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, is 25 years old as of July 2016.

Released July 3, 1991, Terminator 2 is considered one of the best sequels in movie history. Directed by James Cameron, who also directed the first film, Terminator 2 broke from the typical sequel formula of rehashing the first movie’s plot on a larger scale.

While the first entry in the series saw lead character Sarah Connor running for her life from an evil, futuristic cyborg played by Schwarzenegger, the second film switched it up, making Schwarzenegger Sarah’s protector, guarding her and her son against a newer cyborg who is trying to kill them.

On its first release, Terminator 2: Judgement Day grossed over $519 million worldwide, a huge leap from the $78 million made by the first film.

The Georgian Revival Architectural Style

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Georgian Revival architectural style
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Keith Scribner founded and serves as principal of Scribner Investment Companies, www.Scribco.com, in Spokane, Washington. A business management and real estate professional with more than three decades of experience, Keith Scribner and his wife Leilani Scribner have spent their spare time renovating commercial buildings and working on restoration of a 1910 Georgian Revival home, which overlooks Spokane.

The Georgian Revival architectural style developed in the early 1900s, and it continued as a popular choice for residential buildings until the middle of the century. Inspired by classical and early Georgian or Colonial styles, the designs emphasized classical facades and featured elaborate entrances. The door was designated the center of focus, complete with an ornate entablature above.

Within many Georgian Revival homes, the symmetry of earlier styles is maintained. The central entrance opens to a main hall and stairway, windows are in line both vertically and horizontally, and gabled roofs are centered or evenly spaced. The revival style combines old-fashioned decorative touches with modern comfort.

As the middle of the 19th century approached, the style became more modest, and the traditional details were modernized; Corinthian pillars became basic beams and doorways were simplified, but the recognizable symmetry remained.

Wishing Star Foundation’s Send a Friend a Goat Fundraiser

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Wishing Star Foundation
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A business management professional with more than 30 years of experience, Keith Scribner is the founder of Scribner Investment Companies, www.Scribco.com, a commercial real estate business in Spokane, Washington. Keith Scribner and his wife Leilani Scribner are involved with numerous nonprofit organizations, including the Wishing Star Foundation.

The Wishing Star Foundation was developed by a Spokane couple in 1983 as a way to grant wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. One of the foundation’s many fundraising initiatives is Send a Friend a Goat.

This lighthearted, donation-based campaign has taken place each spring since its inception in 2005. The fundraiser incorporates about 50 volunteers, who spend the designated day delivering goats around the city. Volunteers bring a baby goat to a friend or family member, as specified by the donator. To make the goat go away, after cuddles are given and photos are taken, the recipient can make a donation.

Those who want to avoid having a goat sent to them can purchase “goat insurance” as a flat-rate donation. In past years, Send a Friend a Goat has raised more than $25,000.

September Events at the Spokane Club

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Spokane Club
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Keith Scribner has spent over 30 years in the real estate development field through Scribner Investment Companies, serving clients with the best commercial locations for retail, office and restaurant locations available. Keith Scribner continues to hold membership in organizations such as the Spokane Club.

The Spokane Club maintains locations in downtown Spokane at 1002 W. Riverside and in the valley at 5900 E 4th Ave. Since 1890, it has served as a community organization providing its members with fitness facilities, networking events, concerts, dances, and other community services. The club also offers its members meeting rooms and banquet facilities with priority for catering services.

The Spokane Club’s has planned a variety of educational and entertainment events for September of 2014. On September 9th, a Back Pain Seminar Series will begin, and on the 10th, Jessica Gudgel will host an event known as Lively Libations. The Valley Backyard Bash and Chili Cookoff will take place on September 13th. On the 17th, those who wish to get in shape can take advantage of the Maximize Your Workout for Fat Loss Seminar. For families, the club has planned The Crazy Kids/Drive-In Movie on the 19th. Lastly, the 26th serves as the date for the Shrimp and Prime Rib Buffet.

An Overview of RMHC Scholarship Opportunities

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Ronald McDonald House Charities
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Keith Scribner and Leilani Scribner, husband and wife, of Spokane County, Washington, have more than three decades of experience, in the field of real estate investments, http://www.Scribco.com. In addition to overseeing real estate purchases and development projects, Keith Scribner supports nonprofits such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) provides a number of annual scholarship opportunities to students living throughout the United States. Over the last 30 years, the organization has awarded high school students more than $56 million in scholarships. Students interested in applying for a RMHC scholarship should begin by contacting their local RMHC chapter.

The RMHC scholarship is a general scholarship open to any interested student. The organization also offers more specific opportunities for funding, such as the RMHC Asia scholarship. In order to qualify for this award, students must have at least one parent with Asia Pacific heritage. The RMHC African-American Future Achievers scholarship, meanwhile, is reserved for students with one parent of African American or Black Caribbean ancestry. Additional scholarships include the RMHC Hacer award for students with a parent of Hispanic or Latino descent. For more information on scholarship guidelines, visit RMHC.org.

Morning Star Boys’ Ranch Promotes Family Healing

An experienced real estate investor and entrepreneur located in Spokane, Washington, Keith Scribner has acquired and developed dozens of properties over the past 30 years. His investments have spanned both residential and commercial Spokane properties, including build-to-suit office spaces, restaurants, and medical centers. In his free time, Keith Scribner and his wife Leilani Scribner enjoy giving back to their community, focusing their philanthropic efforts on organizations such as the Morning Star Boys’ Ranch.

Founded in 1957, Morning Star Boys’ Ranch provides residential care for boys with behavioral challenges, offering a number of supportive resources for both boys and their families. With a focus on permanent healing and family reunification, the ranch offers individual and family counseling to help overcome challenges associated with adverse childhood experiences, maltreatment, and fetal exposure to drugs and alcohol. It promotes growth and healing in a compassionate environment, fulfilling educational, social, and emotional needs through its various programs.

The ranch’s educational resources include a remedial literacy program, as well as a dedicated school liaison. Each day, personal tutors are available to provide one-on-one instruction based on the boys’ individualized education plans. Morning Star also offers a variety of recreational enrichment activities, including an equine therapy program and agricultural projects in association with 4-H. The organization works to ensure a secure future for each boy that attends the ranch, maintaining a scholarship fund to assist former residents with future educational endeavors.