Corporate Giving Symposium

Thursday June 10th, 2021
8am – 12:30pm via zoom

Corporate Giving Symposium

This symposium will help nonprofits understand corporate donors’ philanthropic plans and in so doing, will approach the company most likely to support their cause.

Corporate decision makers will speak about awarding grants, investing in sponsorships, building employee volunteerism/workplace giving programs and creating cause marketing projects.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

2021 Corporate Giving Symposium Agenda

8:00 am

Welcome, Introduction to Symposium and Meet and Greet your fellow nonprofits

Speaker: Joy Stephens of Corporate Giving Network

Joy Stephens
Corporate Giving Network

8:30 am

How do you feel when you see a grant application that asks if your nonprofit has volunteering opportunities for its employees?  Our event begins with a panel of sought after speakers covering the trends in employee volunteerism and workplace giving including what we can expect to see in 2022.

Speakers: Molly Norton of Brighton Jones, Rodney Wheeler of United Way of King County and Allison Leep of PEMCO.

Molly Norton
Director of Philanthropy
Brighton Jones

Rodney Wheeler
Engagement Officer
United Way of King County  

Allison Leep
Social Impact Manager

9:15 am


9:30 am

This session discusses how companies have adapted their corporate giving to address social justice. U.S. Bank’s VP of Community Affairs Manager (WA/ID) Nicole Bascomb-Green, presents how the Bank went to an invite-only giving scenario by asking nonprofits that are BIPOC led serving the BIPOC LMI community to apply for grants.

Speaker: Nicole Bascomb-Green of U.S. Bank

Nicole Green
VP Community Affairs Manager
U.S. Bank

10:15 am


10:30 am

The travel sector has been hard hit by the pandemic. Speakers from this sector will talk about their business during Covid, how they adjusted their community outreach and what they have planned for when we get ‘back to normal’. We are delighted that Alaska Airlines and Expedia Group will be joining us.

Speakers: Teresa Hillis of Expedia Group and Joelle Nausin of Alaska Airlines

Teresa Hillis
Manager, Global & Community Impact
Expedia Group

Joelle Skaga Nausin
Community Relations Manager
Alaska Airlines

11:15 am


11:30 am

Construction companies are not usually thought of as being the epitome of good corporate citizenship as the nature of their business is hard on the environment. There is a firm that is trying to create the gold standard in their area. Ashley Ruiz of McKinstry will speak to us about their approach to CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and how this manifests itself throughout the organization and its business dealings. Much time will be spent on its engagement with the community by partnering with carefully selected nonprofits.

Speakers: Ashley Ruiz of McKinstry and Wendy Weiker of Republic Services

Ashley Ruiz
Director of Corporate Social Impact

Wendy Weiker
Municipal Manager
Republic Services

12:30 pm


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