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.

  • July 12
  • September 13
  • October 11
  • November 8

July 12, 2018

Thank you to our sponsors

Topic: Corporate Giving and Cause-Related Marketing at QFC – a conversation with Zach Stratton, Corporate Affairs and Internal Communications Manager.

Description: We will discuss the many ways that QFC, one of The Kroger Company’s retail food chains becomes involved with the nonprofit sector in the areas of philanthropy, sponsorship, cause-related marketing and employee engagement.

In order to increase the number of corporate donors supporting your cause, it is important to know how, when and why companies support the nonprofit sector. Zach Stratton will present QFC’s corporate giving philosophy and how this fits into the company’s overall business model. As FRED MEYER is also part of Kroger’s holdings, Zach will cover highlights from this company as well.

Details: Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. There is plenty of onsite parking available.


Bellevue Schools Foundation

Building 1, Rainier Room
12241 Main Street
Bellevue, WA 98005

Sponsor: Thank you to our sponsor Greater Giving for their ongoing support.

Register: $15 per person. For those who attended the Corporate Giving Network conference on March 8, 2018 – this event is free.

Host: Thank you to the Bellevue Schools Foundation for being our host.

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

Thank you to our sponsors

Past Speakers

Thank you to our past Learning@Lunch speakers

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

Tim Otani

Union Bank

Ryan Hicks

Ryan Hicks

Seattle Symphony

Holly Hoag

Holly Hoag


Alex Kyger

Alex Kyger

Seattle Opera

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