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    Linking Lifetime and Legacy Giving

    March 16, 2017

    Susan Peterson, Seattle Foundation’s Director of Gift Planning, writes on the trend of giving now rather than endowing in the March 10 special Estate Planning issue of Puget Sound Business Journal.

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    Element Notes

    March 16, 2017

    In this roundup, Mayor Murray’s levy on homelessness, a rise in hate crimes and challenges to the new youth jail are dismissed.

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    Element Notes

    February 17, 2017

    In this roundup, the city’s homeless sweeps continue to come under scrutiny, Seattle City Council divests from Wells Fargo, Mayor Murray works to expand priority hiring and more.

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    A conversation with Alice Ito

    February 16, 2017

    An interview with Alice Ito, who leads Seattle Foundation’s Center for Community Partnerships. Ito’s experience spans more than 25 years working in community-based nonprofits and philanthropic organizations.

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    Sharing Food and Culture with Eat with Muslims

    February 16, 2017

    Elaine Chu, philanthropic advisor at Seattle Foundation, shares her experience with Neighbor to Neighbor grantee organization Eat with Muslims

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    Leading for Impact Cohort Announced

    February 13, 2017

    Seattle Foundation and The Bridgespan Group bring unique leadership development opportunities to local nonprofits.

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    Element Notes

    January 18, 2017

    In this roundup, refugee services on inauguration day, Inslee’s budget proposal, a win (for now) against coal exporting and how the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act will affect Washington.

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    Seattle Foundation - City of Seattle Partnership Supports Immigrants

    January 06, 2017

    Focuses on protecting people at risk of deportation, particularly children

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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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    Seattle Foundation Reports a Record 2016

    January 01, 2017

    Seattle Foundation had a very strong year in 2016, securing $105 million in gifts from philanthropists that will be invested through strategic philanthropy locally, nationally and internationally. We are grateful for the trust bestowed upon us, in this record year of generosity and remain steadfast in our commitment to helping our partners to achieve greater community impact. Read about our 2016 investment results and more.

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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.