Community Giving

Giving back to the community

The Temple Family is proud of their heritage of being a family owned and operated Washington State company and has a strong history of giving back to local communities where they do business.

Following are some of the local charitable organizations and causes supported by the Temple Family and its companies (Columbia Basin Railroad and Central Washington Railroad):

  • Alliance for Education
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Diabetes Foundation
  • American Heart Association
  • American Stroke Association
  • Boy Scouts of Washington State
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Columbia Basin
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of King County
  • Capitol Theatre
  • Cascade Land Conservancy
  • Columbia Basin Herald Newspapers in Education Program
  • Children’s Village
  • Circle of Success
  • Easter Seals
  • First Tee
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Institute
  • Harborview Medical Center
  • Heritage University
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • March of Dimes
  • Multiple Sclerosis Association
  • Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
  • Riverside Christian School
  • Spinal Cord Society
  • Washington Early Learning Foundation
  • Washington State Patrol
  • Washington Wine Country
  • Wellness House
  • Yakima Depot
  • Yakima Rotary Charities
  • Yakima Symphony Orchestra

In 2006, the Temple Family made a donation for the development of the campus of the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU). PNWU opened in 2008 and it is the first new medical school in Washington State in nearly 60 years.