Christie Querna did not retire her passion for education when she completed her work on the Spokane School Board and the College Spark Foundation Board. During her tenure on the Inland Northwest Community Foundation Board of Directors, the Foundation began work on an initiative in Spokane Public Schools to improve graduation rates. in 2014, upon completing her term with the College Spark Foundation, that organization honored Christie by establishing the Querna Fund for Educational Attainment at INWCF. Christie's fund will support charitable projects that improve the health and wellbeing of low-income students and families. "I am grateful to College Spark and thrilled that INWCF can help by providing this funding for programs that support collaborative efforts within the community," Christie said. "Increasing the success of low-income students within and beyond public K-12 education can provide transformative results for the students, their families and our community."