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SHE WAS A GRAND LADY

We have lost another community icon.


In every community, there are a handful of people who are members of the upper echelon – not because of the money or power they wield, but because they have distinguished themselves as champions of the community.


Norma Cugini was just such a person (pictured with Alex, lower right corner).


Her list of community service credentials is long: past trustee of the Seattle Opera; founding board member for the Pacific Northwest Ballet; past Renton Citizen of the Year; co-chair of the first Renton Annual Art Show; co-chaired the Renton Salvation Army Food Bank campaign; founder of the Celebrity Chefs Scholarship Series at Renton Technical College; and founding board member for the Renton Community Foundation (RCF).

 

But Norma’s service didn’t end there. She contributed not only her time and talent, but treasure as well. She created funds at the Renton Technical College Foundation and the Renton Community Foundation. In addition, her children created a second fund at RCF to support the Renton Annual Art Show in her name.


In 2015, the Renton Community Foundation inducted Norma and her husband, Alex, into the first class of the Foundation’s League of Extraordinary Givers, honoring them with their Lifetime of Giving Award.


“I can’t think of anyone who deserves it more,” says Lynn Bohart, RCF Executive Director. “This was an extraordinary woman whose heart was as big as the community she loved.”


Norma Cugini was a grand lady who will be sorely missed by all who knew her.


 

  


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