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…. Read More

Support natural disaster victims through Annual Giving Drive

Dear fellow King County employee: In the last month we have witnessed hurricanes tear through Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean as wildfires burned through the Pacific Northwest.  To make it easier for employees to give to non-profit organizations helping people to recover from these recent natural disasters, I have asked the Employee Giving Program to open the Annual Giving Drive early. During the Annual Giving Drive, you have more options available through workplace giving than any other time of year. You can support victims of these disasters by pledging before the deadline, November 17, 2017,… Read More

Get involved with the Employee Giving Program

Interested in getting involved with the community? Consider being a part of the Employee Giving Program (EGP)!   From sitting on the EGP Committee to becoming an Ambassador, there’s at least five important reasons why you should consider this opportunity.   With the Annual Giving Drive just around the corner, for those interested in becoming an Ambassador, the training program kicks off next week.   Sign up soon as seats are quickly being filled! Find more information here.

Hurricane Harvey – How you can help

Crossposted from KC Employee Giving Program On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 Hurricane in Texas. Over the weekend, it brought with it devastating flooding and destruction. See full article from New York Times here. “This event is unprecedented & all impacts are unknown & beyond anything experienced,” ~National Weather Service The greatest anticipated needs after a natural disaster are typically for medical assistance, shelter, clean water, and relief supplies.  The long-term needs of many communities are even more critical as communities rebuild and economies recovery. Read more at KC… Read More

Support for people affected by Hurricane Harvey

Dear fellow King County employee, This weekend, Hurricane Harvey tore across Texas and Louisiana, leaving a trail of destruction and loss of life in its wake. The impact on people, the environment, and cities and towns – big and small – has been devastating, and with more storms forecast for the area, the damage is expected to get worse. These are challenging times for the people and communities affected by this hurricane. Rebuilding towns and lives will take months and years, and many employees have asked how they can help. Our Employee… Read More

Applications open for Lead Ambassador teams 

Crossposted from KC Employee Giving We are now accepting applications for Rock Stars (or aspiring Rock Stars) to join our Lead Ambassador teams across the county. This is a great role if you are interested in building or breathing fresh air into your leadership employee experience.  You will be building skills in developing and motivating others, project management, and working with leaders across all levels of the organization. AND you get to make a difference. Sounds like a great day! Check our top 5 reasons to get involved here. As a lead Ambassador… Read More

Employee Giving Campaign: Invite your favorite nonprofit by April 27

Employee referred nonprofits are our favorite! It is our goal, after all, to connect employees to the causes they are passionate about through the Annual Giving Drive. All nonprofits must apply and meet eligibility requirements annually in order for them to be in the upcoming Annual Giving Drive. Invite your favorite nonprofit here. Applications are due by Thursday, April 27, 2017.

Who is the EGP Committee? Find out!

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 5 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… Read More

2016 Employee Giving Drive sets new record!

The Employee Giving Program’s Annual Giving Drive was a great success! King County employees donated $1,906,726.09, exceeding the goal of $1.82 million and besting the 2015 drive by nearly $150,000! Additionally, we welcomed more than 625 New Connections. This is the largest increase in dollars in more than 15 years. The Executive’s office led by example, with a 61% team participation rate. King County Council followed with 39% of Council employees contributing. More than 800 nonprofits received a pledge including favorites such as Northwest Harvest, the SHERRIF Fund, and Regional Animal Services…. Read More

Kudos! Thanks for participating in the Annual Giving Drive

This is one of the many “thank you” notes our employees received during the Annual Giving Drive!