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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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    Element Notes

    December 12, 2016

    In this Element Notes: a victory at Standing Rock, Seattle schools face major budget shortfalls and experts and protestors alike try to predict the impact of the election across environment, education, healthcare and more

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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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    Considerations for Your Year-End Philanthropic Giving

    November 11, 2016

    There are many ways of deciding when and how to support the organizations and causes that are important to you – here are a few considerations as you begin to think about your year-end giving.

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    Concert Alert: KEXP and Seattle Foundation Hosts First Concert Event of the Newly Re-Launched Community Partnership Program

    November 09, 2016

    Concert proceeds to benefit Washington Bus and Washington Low Income Housing Alliance.

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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."