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Tony Mestres, the Cha-Cha and Plymouth Housing

President & CEO Tony Mestres will compete in “Seattle Dances” to raise funds to support Plymouth Housing Group’s programs and services

February 19, 2018

The Seattle Foundation team is excited that President & CEO Tony Mestres is representing our organization in the “Seattle Dances” competition to raise funds to support Plymouth Housing Group’s programs and services for formerly homeless people who live in Plymouth apartments.

On the evening of March 10, Tony will bring rhythm to the heart and science of philanthropy, dancing the cha-cha with professional dancer Alison Cockrill at Fremont Studios. This fun and memorable annual event invites community leaders to hone their dance skills while raising support and funds for Plymouth Housing Group.

Plymouth’s mission is to eliminate homelessness and address its causes by preserving, developing and operating safe, quality affordable housing. Plymouth provides permanent, supportive homes for people who have a long history of homelessness and who face complex barriers to accessing and maintaining housing.

There are three ways you can support the critically important work of Plymouth Housing and applaud novice dancer Tony’s courageousness.

  1. Vote for Tony Mestres!
    Online voting is now LIVE! The Celebrity Dancer who raises the most money/votes online between now and March 9 will win the coveted Cyber Choice Mirror Ball Trophy. Vote for Tony today.

  2. Attend Seattle Dances!
    Join in on the fun from 5:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, March 10, at Fremont Studios. The evening includes a cocktail reception, raffles, dinner, and, of course, dancing! Buy your tickets to watch all of the dancers and attend this memorable evening.

  3. Donate to Seattle Dances!
    You can support Tony’s participation by making a donation in his name to Seattle Dances at Plymouth Housing. If you are a Seattle Foundation philanthropist, please contact Fidelma McGinn at or make an online grant recommendation noting “Seattle Dances.”

Your support in these ways will further Plymouth Housing’s mission and may help Seattle Foundation, Tony Mestres and dance partner Alison Cockrill earn one of these enviable awards:

  • The People’s Choice Award will be presented to the couple who raises the most monetary “votes” at the event.

  • The Cyber Choice Award will be presented to the couple who raises the most monetary “votes” online before the event.

  • The Judges’ Choice Award will be presented to the dancers who are the most accomplished, personable and/or energetic and passionate, as voted on by celebrity judges!

Thank you for your support. Interested in increasing your impact in issues like affordable housing and homelessness? Explore strategies in our Basic Needs element of a healthy community.



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