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Seattle Foundation Named Nonprofit of the Year

Seattle Business Magazine recognizes organizations and companies for their impact at the Community Impact Awards


November 01, 2018

Seattle Foundation was deeply honored to be named Nonprofit of the Year at Seattle Business Magazine’s Community Impact Awards on Oct. 25.

President and CEO Tony Mestres accepted this award on behalf of the partners we work with every day. This includes the generous philanthropists that are Seattle Foundation – the individuals, families and companies igniting powerful, rewarding philanthropy to make Greater Seattle a stronger, more vibrant community for all.  Equally important are the amazing nonprofits that Seattle Foundation has collaborated with for three quarters of a century, and in particular, the partners who have inspired us to become a bolder, more vocal civic leader in recent years.

We are delighted to share this recognition with Kindering, which provides support and early intervention to families of children with developmental disabilities, and which is where Tony Mestres served as a board member and learned from his mentor, Mimi Siegel, Kindering’s executive director.

The judges selected Seattle Foundation for this honor because of our commitment to and investment in advancing equity and opportunity.

“A number of our important initiatives really focus on racial and economic inequities in our region. And we know that if we don’t address those things head on, then we’re never going to have the society that all of our residents, all of our neighbors, all of our kids deserve,” Tony said in his acceptance remarks. 

We are proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the people and organizations that share this commitment to greater equity and opportunity for all. You can read about all of the impressive organizations recognized at the event, including Starbucks, Northwest Center, PCC Community Markets, CFO Selections and YMCA of Greater Seattle, in the November issue of Seattle Business Magazine.

Seattle Foundation shares this honor with our many partners through their support and investment in our work.

 

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