by Senior Programs Associate Colleen Muszynski The CIP office, and the world, has lost a kind, selfless champion. Sharon Kolkhorst, member of Coos Bay, Ore., Lodge No. 1160 and Weekend Share Bear Snack Packs program project manager, passed away last week. With Sharon at the helm, Coos Bay was one of the first Lodges to receive a $10,000 Impact Grant for their Weekend Share Bear Snack Packs program when the grant was introduced in 2008. Sharon’s commitment to and passion for the program has continued since—in 2017, the Lodge was awarded its ninth consecutive Impact Grant. Only one other Lodge from the original Impact Grant class can say the same. In fact, Sharon and her husband Lou have helped the Lodge secure more than $115,000 in CIP grants since 2006. However, life is about more than money. It’s about creating lasting relationships and leaving your community better than you found it. Sharon did just that. I had the pleasure of meeting Sharon and Lou on an Impact Grant si
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