Pioneer Human Services Receives Economic Opportunity Award from PSBJ
By Patti PayneColumnist, Puget Sound Business Journal
"Have you ever been so excited by something you’re working on that you want to share it with everyone? That’s how I feel about the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Corporate Citizenship and Healthy Community Champion Awards luncheon at the Sheraton Seattle on May 23. We not only have dozens of companies who made our corporate philanthropy list, but we are honoring nine corporate champions and one individual — a man whose life exemplified humanitarianism and giving — the late Blake Nordstrom. His powerful mantra, “extend yourself,” which I carry in my wallet, will be handed out to everyone in attendance.
The recipients are: Kemper Development, for arts and culture; Mithun, for basic needs; Pioneer Human Services, for economic opportunity; Dick’s Drive-In, for education; PCC Community Markets, for environment; Constructing Community, for health and wellness; Rush Companies, for neighborhoods and communities; K&L Gates, for vulnerable communities; and Microsoft, as Corporate Champion of the Year.
They’ll be up there on the stage with us, one by one, and we will ask them each to talk about a moment they will never forget. These stories will touch your heart. These are the indelible moments of extending themselves we will remember. This luncheon gives us a moment to pause and celebrate how much the business community does for this region. I hope you will be there, and please come up and say “Hi.” Let’s join together in our own moment of lift."
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