We discuss the trends, challenges and opportunities of corporate giving, cause-related marketing, sponsorships and employee engagement.


Learning@Lunch – Schedule

Learning@Lunch sessions are held at various locations in Seattle and the Eastside on the second Thursday of the month from 12:00pm – 1:30pm.

May 9, 2019

Speaker: Shannon Boldizsar – STARBUCKS, Senior Manager Government and Community Affairs

Venue: YMCA of Greater Seattle. 909 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104

June 13, 2019

Speaker: to be determined

Venue: Seattle Opera – Tagney Jones Hall. 363 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109

July 11, 2019

Speaker: to be determined

Venue: Bellevue Schools Foundation. Building 1 – Rainier Room, 12241 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005

March 9, 2019

Thank you to our sponsors

Topic: Corporate giving, sponsorship & employee volunteerism at STARBUCKS

Speaker: Shannon Boldizsar, Government & Community Affairs, Senior Manager, STARBUCKS CORPORATION

Description: Starbucks Corporation is proud of its corporate philanthropy and along with its foundation which was started in 1997 to help strengthen communities, the company ranked # 3 in cash giving in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s list of top philanthropic large companies in Washington State IN 2017.

In addition to corporate philanthropy, the company also supports the work of nonprofits through meaningful sponsorships, employee volunteerism and workplace giving.

Ms. Boldizsar will discuss her company’s vision of corporate giving, detail the causes they support and share all the ways in which the company supports nonprofits in the Seattle area.

Details: Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.

Date:  Thursday May 9, 2019 from noon until 1:30 pm

Location: YMCA of Greater Seattle | 909 4th Ave | Seattle, WA 98104

Sponsors: Thank you to our sponsors PurposefulColumbia Bank, and Greater Giving

Register: $20 per person. For those who attended the full day Corporate Giving Network conference on March 14, 2019 – this event is free.

Host: Thank you to Emily Meltzer of the YMCA of Greater Seattle for being our host.

Contact: Joy Stephens (425.653.1575 or joy@o2joyent.com) for more information or for sponsorship opportunities.

Past Speakers

Thank you to our past Learning@Lunch speakers

Christopher Wiggins

Safeco Insurance

Paul Hollie


Premera Blue Cross

Diem Ly


Zach Stratton


Alice Shobe


Pamela Baade

Holland America Line

Erin Moyer

Laird Norton Wealth Management

Jennifer Butler

Zillow Group

Jane Broom

Microsoft Philanthropies

Katherine Cheng


Trip Switzer

Museum of Flight

Linda Peffer

Corporate Social Responsibility Consultant

Joe Filoseta


SigniaDocs, Inc., DepotPoint

Tim Heimerle

Northwest Kidney Centers

Kathy Parks


Mike Cheever

College Success Foundation

Ania B-Alyson

Seattle Animal Shelter

Jeannette Privat

Jeannette Privat

King County Library System

Debra Holland

Debra Holland

Pacific Continental Bank

Ryan Hicks

Ryan Hicks

Seattle Symphony

Holly Hoag

Holly Hoag


Alex Kyger

Alex Kyger

Seattle Opera

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