Festival of Frights raises more than $3,000 for Annual Giving Drive 

More than 100 employees, including Executive Constantine and members of his Senior Leadership Team, attended the Executive Department’s Halloween-themed Festival of Frights on October 31, many in costumes, raising more than $3,000 for two charities, Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets and Project SeaWolf through this year’s Employee Giving Campaign.  Employees participated in games, snacked on treats, and learned more about the two nonprofits, all while raising $2,178.25, which, with a donor match, brought the total donation to $3,178.25 which will be split between the two nonprofits. Kudos to Brooke Reyes who led… Read More

Employee Giving events Oct. 23 and 31

This year’s Annual Giving Drive is in full swing and there a plenty of events around the county that you can take part in to support, or discover, your favorite nonprofit, such as: Pancake Feed, Oct. 23, 7 – 9 a.m. Courthouse, 1st Floor, RM W-150: Join us to eat some delicious pancakes and help us support the S.H.E.R.I.F.F. Fund! Benefits the S.H.E.R.I.F.F. Fund 9008. Festival of Frights Halloween Carnival, Oct. 31, noon – 1:30 p.m., Lean Lab, third floor of Admin Building: The Executive Office presents the first Festival of Frights Halloween carnival, a… Read More

Get to know 2018 Giving Drive nonprofits – Spotlight on organizations serving people with a disability

Each year King County employees help hundreds of nonprofit organizations do vital work in our community and around the world by donating through the Employee Giving Program, and this year’s Annual Giving Drive is now underway. As we recognize Disability Awareness Month this October, here are four participating nonprofits whose work helps people with disabilities in our community: The Arc of King County(9233) – Serving individuals and families with intellectual and developmental disabilities through case management, peer support, leadership training, and advocacy. Alpha Supported Living Service(9033) – Providing 24/7 support for people with developmental and… Read More

Employee Giving Drive events 

This year’s Annual Giving Drive is in full swing and there a plenty of events around the county that you can take part in to support, or discover, your favorite nonprofit. Nonprofit Lunch and Learn, Oct. 16: Bring your lunch and get inspired! Join us Tuesday, October 16 at 12:30 p.m. in the Chinook Building, Room 121 to learn about two local nonprofits in our community doing great things to help children and families in need. NW Children’s Foundation and Pediatric Interim Care Center will be speaking about the work that they do… Read More

Employee Giving Program first ambassador training Tuesday at Chinook

Build your resume AND make a difference? Yes, you can have it all. The first training is next Tuesday, Sept. 4 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Chinook Building! Join our rock star Ambassador team and celebrate 30 years of Giving Together! Ambassadors are the most important element of our Employee Giving Program team.  You will be the key to making sure that every King County employee has a quality opportunity to support a cause they care about through the program.  Literally bringing transformative moments of meaning to your colleagues. You… Read More

Now recruiting Ambassador teams

Crossposted from Employee Giving Program By Junelle Kroontje Build your resume AND make a difference? Yes, you can have it all. Join our rock star Ambassador team for our 30th Anniversary year! Ambassadors are the most important element of our Employee Giving Program team.  You will be the key to making sure that every King County employee has a quality opportunity to support a cause they care about through the program; literally bringing transformative moments of meaning to your colleagues. You get to: Meet new people, Advocate for your favorite cause, and… Read More

Help your favorite nonprofit meet the April 25 Employee Giving Program application deadline

Your favorite nonprofit organizations have until April 25 to apply to be in the King County Employee Giving Program (EGP) for the upcoming year, which will allow you to support them during the Annual Giving Drive and other EGP opportunities. Now is the time to make sure they get into the Employee Giving Program! Once they are in, there are so many ways you can help them during the Annual Giving Drive, including: Giving through payroll, time, check or credit card. Sharing your story. Inviting them in to speak. Hosting a special… Read More

Way to Shine! Celebrating King County’s EGP Ambassadors

Crossposted from KC Employee Giving  Thank you, everyone who attended our Celebration event for the 2017 Annual Giving Drive on February 15, 2018. We were delighted to be joined by a full audience of King County employees, county leadership, and nonprofit representatives. Our annual Celebration event is our way of recognizing employees for their hard work, dedication, and general awesomeness. It is their moment to shine because they helped someone else’s star shine a little brighter! Read more at KC Employee Giving

EGP Committee – Now recruiting! 

Crossposted from KC Employee Giving  If you are interested in joining the EGP Committee, know that coffee is on us! What? You read that right. A cup of coffee on us.  The King County Employee Giving Program (EGP) is currently recruiting for 6 open slots on the EGP Committee.  The Committee is made up of King County Employees from across the County and provides the strategic vision of the program and are key participants in its success. Additionally, the Employee Giving Program provides leadership and development opportunities that may not otherwise be… Read More

Nominate a Peer for a 2018 STAR Award! 

Crossposted from KC Employee Giving  It’s that time of the year to recognize a colleague who went far and beyond the call of duty to make a difference in the community!  With the Employee Giving Program’s Annual Celebration just around the corner — Thursday, February 15, 2018 (details below) — which celebrates outstanding effort and contributions made by departments and individuals, we want to remind you to nominate your STAR peers!  Read more at KC Employee Giving