You made a million-dollar difference!
If you are interested in becoming a member of the 2020 ELC, please contact WSOS Development Director, Erin Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 800-8014.
Thank you for unlocking a world of potential for Washington students!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Brad Smith, Chair | Microsoft Corporation
R. Miller Adams | Pier 70 Ventures
Diane Cecchettini | MultiCare Health System (retired)
Joelle Denney | The Boeing Company
Mack Hogans | M.L. Hogans Consulting
Jane Park | Tokki
Gary Rubens | Start It Labs; Rubens Family Foundation
Julie Sandler | Pioneer Square Labs
Jim Sinegal | Sinegal Family Foundation; Costco Wholesale (retired)
Mike Wilson | Providence Health Care Spokane (retired)
R. Miller Adams | Pier 70 Ventures
Phyllis Gutiérrez Kenney | Former State Representative
Gustavo Mahler | AGC Biologics
Ambika Singh | Armoire
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE
Melissa Albert | O'Neill Communications
Leslie Alexandre | Life Science Washington
Douglas Barrancotto | Microsoft Corporation
Lois Bernstein | MultiCare Health System
Simone Boe | Washington Education Association
Patricia Bravo | Bravo For You
Jane Broom | Microsoft Corporation
Vic Corrin | Corrination Consulting
Peter Connors | Northshore School District
David Coven | Scholarship Junkies
Alicia Craven | Seattle Arts & Lectures
Teri Foy | Celgene
Gary Gilliland | Fred Hutch
Diana Giraldo | HNTB
Ben Golden | TUNE
Ian Goodhew | UW Medicine
Brett Greene | New Tech Northwest
Natalie Hanni | Teach for America
Amy Hanson | Hanson Consulting Group
Randy Hodgins | UW Office of External Affairs
Beth Jackson | Battelle
Manish Jain | Trilogy Equity Partners
Angela Jones | Washington STEM
Vivian Jones | Oracle
Bri Kastning | McKinstry
Juliette Schindler Kelly | College Success Foundation
Kore Koubourlis | The Essential Group
Sheila Edwards Lange | Seattle Central College
Sean Marsh | UW Bothell
DeShay McCluskey | AltraVue Capital
Susan Morgensztern | Consultant, Biomedical Industry
Jennifer Olsen | Resourceful
Kris Overleese | KBA
Rick Paradis | CWU Foundation
Snehal Patel | Juno Therapeutics
Jeff Peacock | Parametrix
Nancy Peng | Accenture
Mette Peters | Sage Bionetworks
Julie Pham | WTIA
Dan Radion | Google
Eve Riskin | UW College of Engineering
Red Russak | New Tech Northwest
Naria Santa Lucia | Microsoft Corporation
Tina Seery | Washington State Hospital Association
Kathy Surace-Smith | NanoString
Cassie Tinari | Providence St. Joseph Health
Mary Trimarco | Northeastern University
Tom Trompeter | HealthPoint
Rachel Van Noord | BECU Foundation
Richard Wang | Coding Dojo
Kim Wicklund | Kaiser Permanente
Malachi Williams | Scholarship Junkies
Lily Wilson-Codega | City of Seattle
Jan Yoshiwara | SBCTC
- Every guest must register in advance to reserve a seat.
- There is no ticket cost to attend the OpportunityTalks Breakfast.
- Suggested minimum donation is $150 per person.
- A fundraising appeal will be made during the program.
- Attendees will be offered the opportunity to support the important work of WSOS.
- Every donation is 100% tax deductible. Tax ID #27-2133169.
- Every donation will be matched by the state of Washington, doubling the impact and reach of each gift.
- Gifts of $250 or more will be matched 4:1 (to a maximum of $150,000) through the OpportunityTalks Challenge Fund and then again by the state of Washington.
- Donations can be in the form of cash, check, credit card or stock.
- Gifts can also be made on our website.
- Donors may elect to divide their gift over the course of two to 12 payments.
- Payment plans can be tailored to the giver’s preferred timeline and altered if needed.
- Each table seats 10 people.
- ELC members have nine seats to fill per table. This includes your own seat.
- The 10th seat is reserved for an Opportunity Scholar.
- Please confirm your guest list by Wednesday, October 30. Unfilled seats will be assigned to other registrants after this date.
- Regular updates of your guests’ registration will be provided beginning in August.
- Additional tables are available and we encourage ELC members to host more than one table.
- Don’t worry if you can’t fill your whole table. Let us know by October 15 and we’ll help you fill those empty seats.
- Someone can’t attend? Encourage them to make a donation online instead. All donations are matched dollar-for-dollar by the state of Washington and gifts of $250+ will be matched 4:1 by the state and the OpportunityTalks Challenge Fund.
- Consider who in your circle of friends and colleagues might have the interest and capacity to give.
- Share the information provided to explain why your guests should support this fundraiser.
- Let them know that there will be an appeal for support, with a suggested minimum donation of $150 per person.
- Let them know why you support WSOS.
- We will send you an email with a sample script for your guests which will include directions on how to register.
- There are always unanticipated cancellations; consider inviting more guests than can fit at your table.
- We are happy to provide additional seating or a second table if all of your guests confirm.
Please contact Erin Ashley
WSOS Development Director
The Board of Directors and OpportunityTalks Co-Chairs are deeply grateful for your partnership in the success of the 2019 OpportunityTalks Breakfast. Your efforts on behalf of WSOS will be acknowledged with your name and company/organization listed in the Breakfast program and on the OpportunityTalks Executive Leadership Committee webpage.