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SUMMER 2009 | Vol. 29, No. 2

The Quarterly Newsletter of Hopelink

THOUSANDS

FIND IN BELLEVUE PARK

NEW CREDIT UNION AVAILABLE TO SERVE HOPELINK CLIENTS WITH BANKING NEEDS

STORY ON PAGE 2

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MORE ON PAGE 5

KIDS NEED SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Hopelink's mission is to promote self-sufficiency for all members of our community; we help people make lasting change.

Credits

reaching out is a quarterly publication of Hopelink. All Rights Reserved. editor: Glen Miller design Firm: Wolken Communica ContriButors: Sandy Clark, Marilyn Mason-Plunkett, Kathleen McGill, Ezzy Ramos, Denise Stephens, Barbara Whitehurst Cover PHotogrAPHy: Scott Aitken BoArd oF direCtors Heidi Cole Matt Wesley Chet Dickenson Board Chair Felicia Guity John (Pat) Vache Ross Hunter Board Vice-Chair Dupe Kuforiji Andy Goerdel Kathy Lambert Board Treasurer Marla Mellies Leo Notenboom Michael Nesteroff Board Secretary Rich Olin Connie Chapin José Piñero Gail J. Rasmussen Dianne Schultheis Thomas Tanaka Ana (Lila) Valdivieso Lindsay Williams Julia Walters-Burns Past Board Chair

Express Credit Union

On May 30, a new low-cost and accessible banking option became available to low-income families in King County. One of the first institutions of its kind in the nation, Express Credit Union [ECU] provides standard credit union services as well as specialized products designed to assist people with low incomes to become successfully banked, as well as financial management education and support, thus helping create a path to financial stability. Five years in the making, Express Credit Union is the brainchild of the Medina Foundation and was launched with additional funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle Foundation, Safeco Foundation and Boeing. The Boeing Employees Credit Union (BECU) has also been an invaluable partner and is providing ECU with a variety of support for the first five years. Express has partnered with Hopelink and seven other King County nonprofit agencies, including YWCA, Solid Ground, Neighborhood House, Refugee Women's Alliance, New Futures, Catholic Community Services and Multi Service Center of South King County. These partnerships will allow ECU community member service representatives to outreach to, and serve, ECU customers at 16 locations around King County during regularly scheduled hours; this on-site service throughout the County will improve access to banking services for low income clients who often face transportation challenges. In addition, a network of shared branching and no fee ATM's make these services easily accessible to all in King County. Express's target customers are King County families and individuals who don't have a bank account (estimated at 20 percent of adults in Seattle, according to a Brookings Institution study) as well as those whose current commercial bank isn't a good fit for their financial situation. To qualify as a "low income credit union", which allows ECU to offer the specialized products, a majority of Express customers must have an annual income of $60,000 or less for a family ($28,000 or less for an individual), though customers outside of those income criteria are also welcome to join. ECU services include checking accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit, wire transfers and debt consolidation and car loans, as well as short term loans that are re-payable over 90 days. The biggest advantages for low income people are in ECU's fair and affordable terms and the way in which many of its services are administered. Savings and checking accounts can be opened with minimal deposits of $5 and $10 respectively. There are no check-cashing fees for ECU customers. Short term loans have a built-in enforced savings feature: one third of the fee paid on the loan is rebated to the member's savings account once the loan has been repaid. Bounced check fees may be waived if the customer proactively contacts the bank or attends a financial education class. Another big difference is that Express Advantage, a nonprofit affiliated with ECU, will coordinate financial support services for credit union customers, including financial education, credit counseling and case management. Hopelink President & CEO Marilyn Mason-Plunkett serves as President of the board of Express Advantage. She is excited to be involved in this innovative new alternative to payday loan and checkcashing stores for Hopelink clients. "By meeting people where they are, and building on the trust our clients have already established with social service providers, Express is doing something that no other financial institution has ever tried," she said. "If a case worker is helping a family find affordable housing or other support services, it is only natural that he or she would also try to connect them to appropriate and affordable financial service options. This is another important tool to empower people as they work to reach true self-sufficiency. The Express model really is revolutionary."

Hopelink Directory

Since 1971, Hopelink has served homeless and low-income families, individuals, children, seniors and people with disabilities. Hopelink services include food, shelter, homelessness prevention, family development, transportation and adult literacy. Hopelink's mission is to promote self-sufficiency for all members of our community; we help people make lasting change. For more information about Hopelink and its services, call 425.869.6000 or visit the website at www.hope-link.org.

AdministrAtion 425.869.6000 P.O. Box 3577 Redmond, WA 98073 16225 NE 87th St. Suite A-1 Redmond, WA 98052 Bellevue Center 425.943.7555 14812 Main St. Bellevue, WA 98007 KirKlAnd/nortHsHore Center 425.889.7880 11011 120th Avenue NE Kirkland, WA 98034 redmond Center 425.882.0241 16225 NE 87th St. Suite A-1 Redmond, WA 98052 sHoreline Center 206.440.7300 15809 Westminster Way N Shoreline, WA 98133 sno-vAlley Center 425.333.4163 31957 E. Commercial St. Carnation, WA 98014 literACy leArning Centers Bellevue 425.643.1912 Sno-Valley 425.333.4417 Housing 425.556.9289 liHeAP & Pse HelP Energy Assistance 800.348.7144 volunteer ProgrAms 425.869.6066 Community sPonsored events 425.883.8430 HoPelinK tours 425.869.6000 trAnsPortAtion General: 425.943.6789 Transportation Brokerage: 800.923.7433 Metro DART Reservations: 866.261.3278 Interpreter Services Brokerage: 425.378.7977 TDD/TYY Line: 800.246.1646

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THOUSANDS FIND

hope

The community needs your help.

There are three ways to make a financial contribution:

online at www.hope-link.org call 425.869.6000 and make a donation by phone mail your check to the redmond center: Hopelink, 16225 ne 87th st., suite A1 redmond, WA 98052-3536

IN BELLEVUE PARK

Traffic at Hopelink food banks has surged by an astonishing 49.5% in just 18 months.

On a cloudy, windy day in May, hope came to Bellevue in the form of thousands of grocery bags. The one-of-a-kind event on May 7 was designed to draw attention to hunger in our community and more importantly, to the role that Hopelink plays in bringing hope and help to those in need. Starting at 7:00 a.m., volunteers went to work spelling out "hope" in Bellevue Downtown Park, using 2,500 bright orange reusable grocery bags. By the time the 20 volunteers finished at 8:30 a.m., the installation covered approximately the area of a football field and drew condominium residents and high-rise office workers to their windows to see what was going on. For several hundred laid-off employees of a local company, seeing "hope" from their office windows brought a measure of calm and peace to their last day of employment. One employee who strolled into the park described the effect as "magical." Anyone who came to the park was invited to take a bag, fill it with groceries and return it to the park that day or to the Hopelink center of their choice, or make a donation online. Even though it was a one-day event, the orange bags are still available at every Hopelink center. Please stop by at your convenience to pick up a bag; see the suggested shopping list further down this page. As always, monetary donations are also welcome online at www.hope-link.org. The eye-catching display drew the attention of KOMO 4, King 5, Q13 Fox News, the Bellevue Reporter paper and the City of Bellevue's television station. As a result, hundreds of supporters went shopping for Hopelink or made a monetary donation, raising 1,200 pounds of food and thousands of dollars in donations, by the time the bags were all picked up from the lawn that evening. Hopelink thanks Labor Ready, KOMO 4, ARC Architects, Wagner Architects and the City of Bellevue for their support with this exciting and successful event.

Shopping List:

This is a list of items needed to fill a bag with Hopelink's core menu - the minimum amount of food a family of four receives at a Hopelink food bank. This food is augmented with fresh vegetables and other items as available, enough to provide a family of four with 15 meals.

The List:

4 cans of soup 2 cans of vegetables 2 cans of fruit 1 jar of juice 2 cans of a tomato product 2 cans of tuna or chicken 1 jar of peanut butter 1 large package of pasta or rice 2 boxes of mac & cheese or a rice meal 2 cans of meals (chili, beans, stew)

We invite you to take this list to your local grocery store, fill a bag with the items above and return it to any one of Hopelink's six emergency service centers. You may instead opt to make a donation equivalent to the retail value of the listed food, which is $43.

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President/CEO's Desk Marilyn Mason-Plunkett

I am pleased to announce that early August, Hopelink will launch an innovative service model at a new location in the Totem Lake area of Kirkland. The new Hopelink integrated service center will serve as the new consolidated location for our Kirkland and Northshore service centers. It will also serve as a partial replacement for our Kelsey Creek facilities, housing some of Kelsey Creek Adult Education, Literacy and Lifelong Learning services, while others move to Hopelink's Bellevue Center. The Hopelink Kirkland Northshore integrated services center will feature better access, enhanced services and more flexible food bank hours for clients served through those sites. The 18,700 square foot center will offer a number of Hopelink's existing services in one convenient location, and will pilot Hopelink's first food bank based on a grocery store model of food distribution. This model will provide clients with expanded access to the new food bank, as we will be expanding the hours of its operation. Clients will be able to select items from shelves and refrigerated coolers rather than passing through traditional food bank lines. We are excited to be able to offer this "grocery education, literacy, employment programs, case management support, lifelong learning, emergency financial assistance and energy assistance in addition to the food bank. The new center comes to fruition after nearly two years researching and planning for cost-efficient ways to better serve an increasing client base. Expiring leases at both the current Northshore and Kirkland centers have provided this wonderful opportunity to offer services in a truly integrated location. The new center is located near the Kirkland/Bothell boundary line and is accessible for clients in both communities. We are not eliminating any services for our Bothell clients; rather we will be providing better access to all our services in a one-stop location. The Northshore location has been home to Hopelink's Northshore Service Center for nearly 35 years; during that time the City of Bothell has generously leased the Northshore facility to Hopelink at a cost of only one dollar per year! For that we thank them and recognize the enormous support we've received for so many years. However, the downtown core of Bothell is experiencing a significant redevelopment effort, which includes the demolition of the current Hopelink Northshore site. Recognizing the importance of Hopelink to their community, the City of Bothell is working with Hopelink to establish a continuing presence for outreach there. While some Adult Education staff will move to this new, integrated site, all adult education, literacy and lifelong learning services will continue to be offered in Bellevue through Hopelink's Bellevue Main service center, as well as through the many other community locations we currently use throughout north and east King County. We believe that the consolidation of the Kirkland and Northshore centers into one Kirkland Northshore Center, combined with the geographic ­ but not programmatic ­ shift to Kirkland Northshore and Bellevue for adult education services, will offset the expense of the new facility and create a dynamic model to better serve all our communities.

This center also will allow us to incorporate many Hopelink services at one location. The Kirkland Northshore integrated service center will offer adult education, literacy, employment programs, case management support, lifelong learning, emergency financial assistance and energy assistance in addition to the food bank.

store" model at the new Kirkland Northshore site, as it will allow clients greater choice and opportunity to select foods that are appropriate for their families' needs. It will also provide clients access to services in a way that respects their work, family and life commitments and gives them more flexibility in navigating their many responsibilities. This center also will allow us to incorporate many Hopelink services at one location. The Kirkland Northshore integrated service center will offer adult

Find out how you can help create a beautiful new center. For updated information on the opening of the center and all upcoming Hopelink events go to www.hope-link.org

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Kids Need School Supplies

A tough economy Presents new Challenges as Families get ready for the school year

With the new school year just a few weeks away, thousands of local low-income families and their children have begun to worry about how they're going to afford school supplies ­ or even if they'll be able to get them at all. As every parent knows, school supplies are expensive. As every child knows, it's embarrassing to show up for the first day of school with the "wrong" supplies or, worse yet, no supplies at all. And as most teachers know, it's not always easy to scrape together makeshift supplies for those students whose families just couldn't come up with the money for binders, scissors, markers and rulers. Hopelink's "Kids Need School Supplies" drive erases all that concern for more than 1,700 schoolchildren in north and east King County. Through the community's generosity, children in Hopelink client families will receive a new backpack stuffed with the supplies they'll need to start off the school year on the right foot. To receive a backpack, clients register ahead of time at the Hopelink food bank in their neighborhood (Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue, Carnation, Shoreline). Distribution takes place in mid-August.

How You Can Help

supplies in particular demand this year include:

three-ring binders (two-inch size) tab dividers for binders Wide-tip and narrow-tip markers erasers Backpacks for older kids scissors for older and younger kids (Fiskars is a reliable brand) Pencil boxes rulers Pencil pouches For more information, go to Hopelink's website for young philanthropists: www.youthlink.hope-link.org or to Hopelink's main website, www.hope-link.org. SPONSORED BY:

The Business Alliance

Hopelink's Business Alliance is about businesses working together with Hopelink to change the lives of people in our community. More than 660 businesses have partnered with Hopelink in various activities including holding food drives, funding event sponsorships, conducting mutually beneficial marketing partnerships, and making grants and contributions to support Hopelink's mission. Businesses involved in the Business Alliance report an increase in employee morale and customer loyalty, which has an impact on their bottom lines. And in turn, the community benefits as a result of the improvement in the lives of the families who are helped. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our featured Business Alliance partners who have given $1,000 or more since July 1, 2008 to March 30, 2009.

Presenting Partner ($100,000+)

Microsoft

silver Partners ($5,000+)

Bank of America Fred Meyer Foundation KOMO MarketLeader Nintendo of America Inc. Odyssey Enterprises, Inc. Orange Cab Quadrant Homes Safeco Insurance Co of America Silver Cloud Inns & Hotels Tecplot, Inc. Union Bank of California Valve Corporation Venture Bank Whole Foods Market Windermere Real Estate WorldMark By Wyndham

Platinum Partners ($20,000+)

Comcast Expedia, Inc. Sterling Realty Organization The Seattle Times Univar USA Inc. Washington Mututal Wells Fargo

gold Partners ($10,000+)

Allstate Insurance Company Concur Technologies Inc. Costco Wholesale Corp. Crane Aerospace and Electronics FedEx Google Intelius, Inc. Mowat Construction Nordstrom Pacific Construction Systems, Inc. Price WaterHouse Coopers LLP The Boeing Company The Sienna Group Weyerhaeuser

Bronze Partners ($2,500+)

Areva Banner Bank BECU (Boeing Employee Credit Union) Cashman Consulting & Investments Charter Bank Eastside Emergency Physicians PLLC Freestone Capital Management LLC

Group Health Bellevue Medical Center HUB International Northwest, LLC K & L Gates Key Bank Kibble & Prentice Labor Ready Lakeside Industries Lane Powell M & T Bank Macy's Moneytree, Inc. Moss Adams, LLP Olympian Precast Pacific Coast Restaurants Unlimited Inc. Pediatric Associates Perkins Coie - Bellevue Philip Morris USA Pinewood Village Limited Partnership Postal Express Premier Lease and Loan Services Puget Sound Energy Rafn Company Inc. Signature Landscape Services Inc. Triad Associates U.S. Bank - Bellevue Washington Federal Savings Western Integrated Technologies Woodinville Lumber Inc.

Partners ($1,000+)

Accents et cetera Aesthetic Eye Association American Legion Post 161 American Mini Storage Amgen Washington By Design Rockeries & Excavation,LLC Cadman Inc. Central Markets Clearwire Corporation Columbia Bank Conover Insurance Davis Wright Tremaine Evergreen Healthcare Falco Sult & Company GeoTech Consultants, Inc. Give Something Back Inc. GLY Construction Jet City Pizza Lehrer & Van Allen, Inc. Mercedes-Benz of Bellevue Meridian Environmental, Inc. Paragon Media Peterson Russell Kelly, PLLC PlantScapes Rainier Welding Inc. Recreational Equipment Inc. Redmond General Insurance Seattle Genetics

Terra Associates, Inc. The Dolsen Companies The Rainier Group ThyssenKrupp Elevator Company TrueBenefits, LLC U.S. Bancorp Waste Management Wilde Rover Irish Pub & Restaurant Wilson , Sonsini , Goodrich & Rosati Winterbauer & Diamond PLLC Zetron

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Part of the Solution

Hopelink's Leadership Giving Program

...a young mother feeling relieved that, even with the downturn of the economy, she will not have to choose between feeding her family and paying her rent ...young children not experiencing the burdens of poverty and being forced to grow up well beyond their years We invite you to help people make lasting change by becoming a part of the solution and making a leadership gift to Hopelink today. Sincerely, Cathi and Ken Hatch, Co-chairs

Since 1971, Hopelink has been enriching lives by helping people make lasting change. It is due to the steadfast generosity of our supporters that this work is made possible. Hopelink would like to thank and honor the individuals and families who have demonstrated their dedication to helping others through their leadership giving. We gratefully acknowledge their gifts and welcome them as members of our leadership donor association, Part of the Solution. the significance of these leadership gifts will be manifested in many ways ...the quiet elation of a middle-aged man learning to read and getting a job of which he can be proud

Changing lives ($50,000+)

Cathryn Fortune and John Shimer Nancy McCormick

Building dreams ($25,000+)

Walter and Melinda Andrews Steve and Connie Ballmer Lauren and Gregg Bennett Ward and Judy Bushnell Kevin and Cheryl Hafer Michael and Mary Kay Hallman Leo and Kathy Notenboom Thomas C. Wright

Marilyn Mason-Plunkett and Richard Plunkett David and Valerie Robinson Walter and Pauline Schlotterbeck Jim and Bet Schuler Dianne and Patrick Schultheis Ed W. Scripps James and Janet Sinegal Peter and Carol Stewart Patty Stonesifer The Sunny Fund Tom Tanaka and Shannon Skinner Vernoy Family Wilson Gift Fund Woodinville Rotary Foundation

lifting up ($10,000+)

Jim and Lynn Briody David Giuliani and Patricia Roven Giuliani Linda B. Glenicki Mark and Kimberlie Gray David Greschler and Paula White The GunzenhauserChapin Fund Brad and Karla Hanson Patrick and Theresa Harvey Fred F. Herzberg and Jeanne Large David and Sue Holt Judith Jesiolowski and David Thompson Arley and Elin Justice Sean and Leslie Kelley Beth A. Kopyar and Craig Fujisaki Terry and Ann Lukens Terri Olson-Miller and Tom Miller Sally A. Nordstrom Mark and Colleen Olleman Edward James Olmos Bill Petter

reaching out ($5,000+)

The Becker Family Foundation Dan and Cindy Brettler Robert and Karen Bunney Fred and Joan Burnstead James and Deanna Claypool Elaine Coles Jody Cunningham and Mark Mennella Emer Dooley and Robert T. Short Richard and Susan Fade Kathe and Greg Fowler Stan and Cindy Freimuth Andrew and Michelle Goerdel Jeff and Candy Havens Patti Hobbs Denis and Kimberly Kibby Roger and Linda Kuula Joseph and Mary Beth Long The MacKay Family Foundation Steve and Meriha Mantle Louis and Patti Marsh Barry and Nancy Mattaini Ellen McDermott and Scott Charney

Kathryn and William Mitchell Paul Moulton and Susan McKay-Moulton Lynn Pigott Mowe David and Sherri Nichols Fergus O'Donoghue Kevin Phaup and Catherine Wissink David G. and Lindsay J. Price Michael and Suzanne Sievert John and Sherry Stilin Paul Stredwick and Tina Dixon Meyyammai Subramanian Steve and DeYonne Tegman Mikal and Lynn Thomsen Lora and Greg Weaver Lee Acton and Lucinda Wilson

Finding Hope ($2,500+)

Jan Allott Michael and Elaine Bair Donald and Maxine Barnard Jeffrey and Lisa Berkman James and Maureen Bernard David and Barbara Boss Tom Burns and Julia Walters-Burns Joe and Ellen Buskirk Leo Butzel and Roberta Reaber Jay and Rebecca Buxbaum Michael and Carey Cavaliere Colleen Clark Kerry and Richard Dillhoff Oris and Sylvia Dunham David J. Edery and Eve Z. Crevoshay Randy and Christina Erickson Mark and Sally Esser Bernice Fenn Mary Fernandez Gina and Michael Fisette

Raymond Fowkes Dave and Jo Gartenberg Robert and Penelope Genise Mark and Linda Greenlaw Jack Heath Michael and Kendra Hernandez Bill Hoff Michael Howe Orlay Johnson and Shirley Kronheim Ron and Clare King Mary Ann Knowles John and Cynthia Larson Doug Laundry and Eva Fekete Joseph and Cathy Jo Linn Michael and Janie Litke David and Charlotte Lomet Doreen Marchione Michael Margolis Larry and Marsha Martin Dawn Matte T. J. McGill and Suzanne Sinegal McGill Marla Mellies and Peter Delaney Thomas and Susan Miller Anna M. Mischinger and Mark L. Montgomery Theodore and Loye Misselwitz Robert and Marilyn New Linda Nordstrom Gene and Heide O'Connell E. B. and Moira Okrasinski Earl and Barb Overstreet Donald and Linda Pahl Michelle and Mark Plesko Teri and Dave Pool Paul and Diane Rutherford Joseph and Judy Sambataro Kellie and Jim Schneider Barry and Alison Shaw Image Net Bruce and Mary Sult Ally and Scott Svenson Mark Sweeney Robert and Karen Trenner Shelley and Kevin Turner Janet Turpen Tom and Jane Vimont

Joe and Gail Wenaweser Diane and Gary West Bob and Peggy Wilkerson Robilee and Eric Zocher

Helping People ($1,000+)

William W. Adams William and Janette Adamucci Sam and Debbie Agresta Patrick and Meghan Altimore Mary F. Anderson Sarah and Arne Anderson Clifford and Sandra Anderson Carol and Spike Anderson Rick and Lori Anderson Kathleen D. Anderson Brian and Jane Andrew Rick and Marguerite Angelo Heather Arbon Adam and Margaret Arlan Derek and Susan Arndt Chris and Robin Ashton Robert and Patricia Atkinson Carolyn Baker Andrew and Dawn Baldwin Jeff and Mary Bander Tara Barber and Wendy Blight Tom Barghausen John and Jo Ann Barnum Roy E. Barsness Amy Bartlow Julie Battermann Maria and Douglas Bayer Trudi J. Beach Danny and Leslie Bean Thomas and Kristen Behan Linda and Bob Benson Viola Benson James and Mary Bergman Scott and Laurie Biethan Jeff and Tana Blake Jason and Leslie Blankman Linda and Joe Blaschka Dr. and Mrs. Lewis C. Blowers

Mike and Meg Borth Mary Boyce Mark Bozzini David and Janet Bradshaw Keith Brewe and Tracy Goggio-Brewe David and Jeannie Brooks Kevin and Teresa Brown Leslie Brown Jeffery and Mari Brunson Paul and Linda Burg Robert and JoAnn Burgess Brian and Rebecca Butler John Butler Douglas and Patti Byers Patrick Callans Derick Campbell and Dawn Rogal James Cardillo and Patricia Kern-Cardillo Ty and Sally Carlson Shelley and Mike Carlson Chase and Olivia Carpenter Joseph R. Carroll Rod Chavez and Sally Solaro Andy Cheng Toni and Lee Chesneau Van and Claudette Christensen Rick and Bonnie Collette William and Ivie Collier Neil and Ashley Collins Edward Conti Sidney and Virginia Cook Carla K. Corkern Laurie Corrin Reidun Crowley Carolyn and Don Currie Alison Danz Carolyn De Young James and Rosanne DeBragga David and Nancy DeVries Lowell and Stella DeYoung Bruce Dick and Rexanne Gibson Mark and Julie Dickison Laura Dillaway Holly Dillon Eva Dines Leo and Judie Dobner

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Michael and Meredith Dodd Robert and Julia Dreyfoos William and Carla Dunlap Michael and Phyllis Dunmire Loren Robert Dunn and Erin Sheridan Jon and Deanna Egge Dan and Karen Elliott Christina Endres Steve and Nancy Engstrom Stacy and Andrew Erisman Nancy and Al Erisman Bernard and Betty Faubel Dori and Don Ferrel Bill and Kristen Finkbeiner Susan M. Finn Amy W. Fisher Harold and Marilyn Fogelquist Maury Forman Michele Freed Tammy French and Mike Coleman Mike and Karen Friend Colleen Frost H. Graham and Carol Gaiser Rosalie Gann Ulrich and Nona Ganz Charles D. Garrett Russell and Rhonda Garrison Kathryn Garrison Jay and Nancy Giesa Randy and Terry Gilliam Andy C. and Lori Glass Ken and Mavis Goetsch Allan D. Goldman and Judith Stone Goldman Jeffrey P. Goldstein and Jaclyn E. Roberts Rona and Harold Goodman Steve and Debra Grant Brad and Jill Green Bud and Sue Grieff Amy and Paul Guatelli John A. Gustafson Jeffrey and Lucia Hagander Jon and June Hahn Ronald and Candace Hallissey Chris and Jodi Hallum Anne Hamilton and Richard McClung Robert and Jane Hamm ELTech Electric Inc Doug and Joanna Hansen John and Marina Hardwick Marie Hardy

Alice and York Harris Andrew and Deborah Harris Patrick and Janine Harrison Richard and Peggy Hart Joe and Elizabeth Harthorne Michael and Terese Hartmann Mike and Jacquie Hartmann Ken and Cathi Hatch Magnus and Heather Hedlund Leroy and Elizabeth Hegge George Heidorn and Margaret Rothschild Jill and Michael Heijer Paul and Barbara Heneghan Patricia and Robert Herbold Marilyn and Rich Herzberg Troy Hickman Larry and Barbara Hile Lynne M. Hill Susan Hill Torrey and Claire Hoffman Rik Holley and Nanci Presley-Holley Bruce and Vicki Holliday Phyllis Honeywell Danae M. Hordyk Trina Horner James and Joyce Horton Mary and Eric Horvitz Keith and Doris Howell George and Carolyn Hubman Josephine Hugh Dan and Irene Hunter Anu and Naveen Jain Donna and Steven Jenness Carla Jensen Jerry and Dina Johnson Bruce Johnson and Nicole Candiano Allen and Carleigh Johnson Samuel and Debra Jones Philip Jones and Laurie Macfadden Jones Ruth Kagi Steven and Beth Kahn Larry and Karen Karpack Linda Keeney William and Angela Kennedy Charles and Helen Kester Doreen and David Keyes Eric and Roxanne Kidd

Victoria and Brian Klein James and Diane Klinger Jim Kranick and Gail Tsuboi Case and Ann Kuehn Leo LaFlamme Kurt and Tami Lamp Keats Landis Rachelle and Allan Lane Ronald E. Large and Marny Livingston Edward and Pamela Laskowski Douglas Laudenschlager Laramie and Loralee Leavitt Allan Lee and Susie Jung Scott Lee Rustan and India Leino Matthew J. and Barbara A. Lepage Janice Levis Mark and Mirjana Lippard Frances Lloyd Loomis Foundation Steve and Elizabeth Lucco Phyllis and Walter Malzahn Charitable Trust John Manferdelli and Catherine Stricklin Joan Manke John and Jan Martinka Marjorie Mazie Brooks McCartney Craig and Susan McCaw D.V. & Ida McEachern Trust The McEachern Family Foundation Kerry McKenna and Diane Tilstra Bob McKenzie Carol McKinstry Douglas and Wendy McRobbie The McTavish family Gunnar and Angelika Mein Michael and Robin Meiners Kent Meisner Frances Meitzer Robert and Gabrielle Mellon Scott and Shao-Ti Meredith Timothy and Beth Mickelson Andrew D. Mikesell Joshua and Melodee Miller John and Minji Min Pavan K. Mohan Jens Molbak and Blair Carleton Molbak Walter and Karen Moore Larry and Kim Morris

Daniel Morseburg and Jeannette Taylor Rhonda Morton Marianne and Mark Mowat Douglas Murray Robert and Kathleen Nerenberg Lori Nomura and Hossien Nowbar Trade Tech, Inc Michael and Linda O'Connell Douglas and Jennifer O'Connor Mary Odermat Pauline O'Hare Richard and Janet Olin Robert and Laura Olin Robert and Jodi Olson Laura and Peter Orser Carol Osborne Gregg and Margie Ose John and Mary Osterhaus John Panesko Robert L. Paquin Diane Parry Omar and Alice Peavey Lee and Terri Pelekoudas Stephen and Parvin Pemberton Louis and Cheryl Perazzoli Margery Perdue Mark Pereboom Mike and Stacy Peronto Steven and Susan Petitpas Stephen M. Phelan Delgene and Cordelia Phillips Diego Piacentini and Monica Nicoli Sarah Pietsch Mary Pigott and Roger Giesecke Dana Pigott José Piñero and Maru Zamora Bill and Jennifer Pollard Jane Porter Alice Portz Beth and Rick Post Richard and Margaret Pryne John and Melody Pryor Karol Zadora-Przylecki Kim Raskin Timothy and Paula Rattigan Dave and Sharon Richards Madge Rieke Paula Riggert

Mark Roberts and Maria Valdesuso-Roberts Michael and Marcia Rodgers Daniel and Cheryl Rogers Alan and Gwen Ross Robin Rothe Mr. and Mrs. Eric M. Rothenberg Joy Roush Mary Roush-Evans Wayde Routon and Helen Banks Routon Linda S. Rowland RP Management Terri and Kevin Sanders Layne and Cari Sapp Kathy Savory Catherine and Michael Saylor Adam and Catherine Schaeffer Dana Schmeller Tanya Schulte and Robert Dimpsey James and Emily Schultz John Schwabacher and Joanne Shellan Glen R. Scott Rand and Wendy Settlage Craig and Meredith Shank Kirsti L. Sheeran Thomas and Gretchen Shepard Yumi M. Sherman Elizabeth Shipman and Michael Allen G. E. and L. M. Shultz Roger and April Smith Brad and Kathy Smith Bob and Karen Spencer Anne R. St. Germain Stanton Staats and Judy Ronningen Barbara Stanton J. Christopher and Joan Starling Zada Stein Stevens Family Foundation Hugh Stewart Sue Erin Stone Donna and Randy Storm Philip and Tanya Su David and Essie Swanson Beth and Kris Swanson Scott and Catherine Swanson Agnes and Charles Sweeney Jerry and Karen Syrcle

Jennifer Teed and Robert Caplan Karen K. Tennyson Christy and Jason Terpsma Rick and Barbara Thompson Karl and Faith Thunemann Roger and Patti Trepanier Gary and Darcia Tudor Justin and Heather Uberti Nancy Utter Alexander Van Berg Kent Vincent Robert and Julie Wagner Tony and Edie Walker Linda Ware Guy and Audrey Watanabe John and Kristina Wayland Kathy Weber Heidi L. Webster David and Marsha Weil Marie E. Weiler Jason and Kelly Wescott Westminster Chapel Deon Westmorland Roberta Weymouth Mark and Barbara Whitehurst Dick and Barbara Wilbur Peter Williams and Su Chang Steve and Tami Wilson Patrick and Elizabeth Wilson Thomas and Marlene Wissler Roger and Donna Wolthuis Bill Wood Karen and Ben Worline William and Carol Wrenn H. S. Wright III and Katherine Janeway Robert and Ruth Wright Cynthia Wyckoff Kristen Wysen Tami Yamashita Paul and Dori Yang Ed and Lisa Zigweid Eugene and Kimberly Zipp Jennifer Zumek

This publication of our leadership donor association recognizes gifts from individuals whose cash contributions to Hopelink have totaled more than $1,000 during the 2008 calendar year, or between January 1, 2009 and March 30, 2009. Every effort has been made to correctly list your name, but if we have it wrong, or you want to make a change, please contact Barbara Whitehurst at 425-869-6011. We are equally grateful to the many individuals, businesses, and organizations not listed above who have also given cash and/or in-kind contributions to Hopelink over the past year.

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Hopelink's 14th Annual

Reaching Out Benefit Luncheon

Presented by Comcast

Keynote Speaker and Moderator

lisA ling

Investigative Reporter, Journalist and Special Correspondent

mondAy, oCtoBer 19tH, 2009

Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 12:00 -1:15pm

register now to be a table captain! seating is limited. Please call 425-897-3703 or visit our website at www.hope-link.org

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