News

Fall 2018 Updates

  • The DDETF is recruiting now for a Governing Board Member. The Developmental Disabilities Endowment Governing Board establishes policy for the Trust Program. The 7-member, Governor-appointed board always includes at least four individuals who have family members with a developmental disability. The Governing Board meets quarterly for four hours typically at the Sea-Tac airport conference center. Member travel costs are paid. Applying to become a Governing Board member is a two-step process. STEP 1: Complete and submit the Governor’s Board and Commission application. STEP 2: Email the state administrator for the DDETF program once your application is submitted so he can follow up with the governor’s office. The application and appointment process can take several months. Watch our latest video to learn more about serving on our Board.
  • The 2017 Annual Report is now available. We are continuing to grow in both number of accounts and assets. Our disbursements requests continue to climb, enhancing the quality of life for our beneficiaries with developmental disabilities. Click here to access the 2017 Annual Report.
  • Please remember to update your mailing address if it has changed, in order to continue to receive our correspondence. Click here to view/print the change of address form.



Upcoming Events

Resource Table: Annual Estate Planning Seminar

Date: November 12th-13th, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM—5:00 PM
Location: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA.

Trust Fund Presentation: King County Parent Coalition

Date: November 13th, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Highland Center, Bellevue, WA.

DD ETF Annual Trust Holder Meeting

Date: November 19th, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Paradise Room, Double Tree Suites, 16500 S Center Parkway, Seattle, WA.

Trust Fund Presentation: Arc of Grays Harbor

Date: January 14, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: The Arc of Grays Harbor, 523 West First Street, Ste. #1, Aberdeen, WA 98520

DD ETF Trust Holder Meeting

Date: March 7th, 2019
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Vancouver, WA (address TBD)

Trust Fund Presentation: Kitsap County Parent Coalition

Date: March 14, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Location: Olympic Educational Services District #114, 105 National Avenue N. Bremerton, WA 98312


Governing Board Meetings

March 1, 2018

Time: 10:00 am—2:00 pm​
Location: Sea-Tac Conference Center, Seoul Room

June 7, 2018

Time: 10:00 am—2:00 pm​
Location: Compass Career Solutions, 5709 W. Sunset Hwy, Suite 100, Spokane, WA 99224
Note: A trust holders meeting will be held after the Governing Board meeting.

September 6, 2018

Time: 10:00 am—2:00 pm​
Location: Sea-Tac Conference Center, Seoul Room

December 6, 2018

Time: ​10:00 am—2:00 pm​
Location: Sea-Tac Conference Center, Seoul Room

For additional information regarding the Governing Board Meetings, please contact Peter Tassoni, Disabilities Work Group Manager, Department of Commerce at
360-725-3125.

Investments

The funds in the trust are conservatively invested and safely managed by the Washington State Investment Board. For additional details on how the funds are invested and historical investment returns, please visit the Washington State Investment Board website.

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