Employee Giving Campaign: Message from John Wilson and Matias Valenzuela

Dear King County Employee,

As King County employees, we are fortunate to work and live in one of the most dynamic and diverse areas in the nation, with a robust economy, world-class universities, stunning landscapes, and a strong sense of community. Not everybody, however, has equitable access to opportunity, and we as County employees play a key role in changing this and creating a better region for all.

It is in the spirit of community that we invite you to participate in the King County Employee Giving Program’s 2017 Annual Giving Drive. With many ways to give, and hundreds of participating nonprofit organizations, there is an opportunity to participate in any manner that works best for you.

From now to November 17, you can go online or use a paper form to make a pledge to your favorite Employee Giving Program nonprofits by:

  • Payroll Donation: One-time, once–per-month, or twice–per-month.
  • Time Donation: Eligible vacation or comp time. See your department Lead Ambassador for details in your office.
  • Check: Made out directly to the nonprofit.

Every contribution is significant toward ensuring that everyone has equitable access to resources they need to thrive and that our diverse community is strong and healthy. Just $5 per pay period can make a big difference to the people, animals, ecosystems, and services supported by these nonprofits. Learn more at kingcounty.gov/giving.

Want to learn more about the impact you can have? Join us at one of the upcoming Nonprofit Expos at the following locations:

  • 10/12 – Chinook, Rooms 121 – 123 (Seattle)
  • 10/18 – *DPER (Snoqualmie)
  • 10/24 – Dexter Horton Training room
  • 10/25 – Regional Justice Center (Kent)
  • 10/30 – King County Courthouse, 4th Floor, Solutions Room
  • 11/1 – Chinook, Room 126
  • 11/8 – King County RCECC – Renton

*All expos run from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., with the exception of Snoqualmie which runs from 8 – 9 a.m.

Together, we have a much greater impact on our communities than any one of us can achieve alone.  We stand with our County’s namesake, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with his vision:

“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.”

Thank you,

Your 2017 Annual Giving Drive Honorary Co-Chairs



John Wilson                                                     Matias Valenzuela

King County Assessor                                     Director, Equity and Social Justice