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Learning@Lunch – Schedule

Learning@Lunch sessions are now virtual and held on the second Thursday of the month from noon until 1pm

*We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. Although we cannot meet in person at this time, we are making every effort to include interactive components into our virtual Learning@Lunch events. It is important that we share best practices, challenges and success stories.
Learn more about our upcoming events below. 

October 8, 2020

Black Lives Matter – what can nonprofits do to further to movement – Part II

Venue: Virtual Zoom Event

November 12, 2020

Speaker: TBA

Venue: Virtual Zoom Event

October 8, 2020

We are grateful to our sponsors for their continued financial support

Topic: Black Lives Matter – what can nonprofits do to further to movement

Speaker: Jesse Rhodes – AMAZON WEB SERVICES, and Kevin Henry – Diversity and Inclusion

Description: We will explore what the nonprofit community can do to further the Black Lives Matter movement. Part I occurred on Aug 13th, 2020 (read blog recap).

Join us on Thursday October 8th, 2020 from noon until 1:00 p.m. via Zoom. We will hear from subject matter experts Kevin Henry, Diversity Inclusion Coordinator at SOUND HEALTH and Jesse Rhodes, Diversity and Inclusion champion at AMAZON.

We will begin the session by reviewing what we discussed on August 13th about the Black Lives Matter movement and then dive into how we as fundraising professionals working with the corporate sector can support the cause. Ideas like the ones listed below and more will be explored:

  • Recruiting ethnically diverse board members
  • Creating a mentoring program that will attract diverse staff members
  • Aligning with businesses that have adopted and practice diversity, inclusion and equity policies with their employees and customers

Date: Thursday October 8, 2020 from noon until 1:00 pm

Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting

Sponsors: Thank you to our sponsors Greater Giving 

Register: $20 per person

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

Jesse Rhodes


Kevin Henry

Sound Health

Nick Anderson

Columbia Bank

Pearl Leung

Vulcan, Inc.

Helene Andersen

Vulcan, Inc.

Kristen Ragain


Dwight Prevo

Wells Fargo

Sara Osborne


Gina Breukelman

The Boeing Company

Milt Doumit


Cassandra Mitchell


Shannon Boldizsar


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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