Volunteers came from around King County to the Pyramid Ale House on the evening of February 12th where they were treated to a free dinner and drinks courtesy of the King County CFD Committee.
The evening included the first public Combined Fund Drive appearance for new Secretary of State Kim Wyman, who showed great enthusiasm for the program, and an incredibly moving speech from Northwest Harvest.
One of the highlights of the night came when Jessica Veach was introduced by committee member and Community Health Charities Development Director Karen White. Veach spoke for five minutes about the Epilepsy Foundation Northwest, and gave a detailed accounting of how her life was affected by the important work of the foundation and nonprofits throughout the community. Her speech led to a call to action, encouraging employees to join the King County CFD Committee.
The committee also took the time to hand out a group of awards celebrating the extraordinary achievements of its volunteers.
Outstanding Manager of the Year:
Rookie of the Year:
DOT Bake Sale and Cake Walk for Northwest Kidney Centers
Lead Megin Garrett, Department of Transportation
UW Department of Laboratory Medicine Online Auction
Leads Maria Rillera and Pema Richeson, University of Washington
Spirit of Service:
Mary Rucksdashel, Department of Health
Hope Friedlander, University of Washington