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    Element Notes

    January 04, 2017

    In this Element Notes: the protested youth jail gets its permit, democracy vouchers mail to Seattle residents and Seattle hotels sue over new legislation protecting hotel workers.

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    Remembering Lou Pepper

    December 29, 2016

    Longtime staff member Allison Parker reflects on the community legacy of Lou Pepper, former Washington Mutual CEO and Seattle Foundation philanthropist, who passed away last Friday at age 92.

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    In Response to a Global Crisis: Syria

    December 22, 2016

    Given the extreme refugee crisis and unprecedented devastation in Aleppo, we know many are seeking ways to help. Seattle Foundation and Seattle International Foundation have curated a list of five, high-impact international NGOs working to address the critical needs of Syrians affected by the current crisis.

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    Element Notes

    December 21, 2016

    In this Element Notes: Governor Inslee’s proposed budget would close the education funding gap, progress on Sawant’s “Tenants Bill of Rights,” Washington is declared a “Hate-Free” zone and more.

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    Hope and the Humane Economy

    December 13, 2016

    Last Friday evening, we celebrated the release of Wayne Pacelle's latest book, The Humane Economy, a frontline account of how conscience and creativity are driving a revolution in business that is forever changing our treatment of animals.

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    Plan for Tax-Wise Year-End Giving

    December 09, 2016

    As many of us begin to consider charitable donations to make before 2016 comes to a close, Director of Gift Planning Susan Peterson shares some considerations to think through your year-end giving.

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    Giving Tuesday: The Global GiveBIG

    November 29, 2016

    Now that that all of the shopping deals of Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, consider on Giving Tuesday how you would like to make a difference in your community.

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    Element Notes

    November 22, 2016

    News & Opinion on Building A Healthy Community 

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    Honoring Those Who Serve

    November 11, 2016

    Thank you to all of the Veterans, military personnel and their families.

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    Seattle Foundation President & CEO Discusses the Need for Brave Systems Reinvention

    November 09, 2016

    "It is clear, and empirically proven, that we cannot intervene our way out of the challenges facing our region. Thoughtful, collaborative, and brave systems reinvention is our call to action."

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    The Power of Youth: Seattle Foundation kicks off its 11th year of the Youth Grantmaking Board

    October 27, 2016

    Built on the concept of youth powered change, YGB’ers have contributed over $200,000 into Seattle’s public sector to fund organizations or projects that provide direct services to system change programming.

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    Passion Fulfills Students’ Promise

    October 13, 2016

    "These are the students that teachers dream of having in their classroom."