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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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    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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    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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    Expedia Global Ambassadors live Corporate Philanthropy in Cuba

    February 09, 2017

    Expedia and Seattle International Foundation partner to create an innovative corporate philanthropy experience in Cuba and beyond

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    Count Us In: My Experience

    February 03, 2017

    Director of marketing Babs Pinette shares her experience volunteering at All Home's Count Us In, tallying the number of people experiencing homelessness in the county.

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    Reinventing Philanthropy

    January 19, 2017

    The Seattle region faces a defining moment, writes Foundation President & CEO Tony Mestres in Seattle Business Magazine, and now is the time for philanthropy to direct its time and investment to sustainable prevention and systems reinvention.

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    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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    Martin Luther King Jr. Day Reflections

    January 16, 2017

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day allows us all, as individuals and organizations, to reflect on how we live out the values that our nation honors today.

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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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    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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    Investments for Social Change

    December 12, 2016

    In this uncertain time, Seattle Foundation reaffirms its long-standing commitment to civic leadership, as well as fighting division and disparity in our communities. As your partner in effective philanthropy, we invite you to invest with Seattle Foundation to support the critically important work underway to advance equity and opportunity.