Change Maker—September 10-24, 2020

We welcome hundreds of partners and community members to our Change Maker luncheon and fundraiser each year. Join us this September for an exciting virtual lunchtime series that will provide us with the opportunity to engage a wider audience across Washington state.

Throughout September, we will be providing lunchtime events with engaging speakers, and highlights from our work and partnerships in the region that support individuals rebuilding their lives after incarceration. 


There will be no cost to register. Check back soon. 


Join us in raising money this year by creating your unique fundraising page which can be personalized and sent electronically to your community. It’s easier than you think! Follow this link to begin.


Interested in sponsoring our 2020 Change Maker virtual event? Review all the sponsorship opportunities available to your organization PDF icon HERE.

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Annual Luncheon

Mark your calendars for the Change Maker virtual lunchtime fundraising series - benefiting Pioneer Human Services


Check back often as we will be updating the site with speakers and more information.

In a three-part series, hear from Pioneer clients, Derek and Hanif, about their journey from incarceration to high-skill jobs in our plant to a healthy, productive life. A lathe is a change maker, a tool used in reshaping.  Learn about Derek and Hanif’s connection to the lathe at Pioneer, to each other, and how this connection reshaped their lives and opened new opportunities.


Angela Russell

Angela Russell


Angela Russell is an American television journalist, who has reported and anchored news in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and most recently Seattle. She is co-host of "Take 5" a new show on King 5 that aims to inform, inspire, entertain and energize. She co-anchored KIRO-TV’s evening news broadcasts for six years, where she won an Emmy Award for her work and expanded her reach globally. KING5 featured her story on the Freedom Education Project of Puget Sound, a Washington program that helps women attain college degrees while incarcerated.

In 2010, she was one of the first wave of reporters in Haiti after the earthquake, where she followed the rescue and recovery effort as well as the local response and impact. Her follow up questions during a 2011 interview with President Obama led to a response that made national headlines. A few years later, when the Affordable Care Act became law, Angela hosted a live town hall on the subject and filed reports for a half hour special on the issue.

Angela is most proud of her work on a documentary called "Five Weeks That Changed my Life". It followed the lives of several women enrolled in a job-training program designed to help them become self-sufficient. Through education, support, and ultimately, a job; the women not only changed their lives, but the trajectory of their children's lives as well.

In late 2015, Angela launched the motivational blog Unanchored Life which is quickly building a solid following. Angela also serves on the board of the Northwest Film Forum.




We expect to convene over 1,000 virtual guests during our series, including community leaders, advocates for criminal justice reform and executives from leading companies and organizations across Washington state. Please plan to watch and engage in our first virtual event and be sure to check back here for more details!

We will continue to update this site as details are finalized.

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Join Us
Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:00pm
Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:00pm
Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:00pm

Thank You To Our Sponsors

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