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Dinner and Dialogue: Small group dinner with local thought leaders
Seattle, WA
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Dinner and Dialogue: Small group dinner with local thought leaders

When: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 6:30-9:00 PM
Where: FareStart Restaurant, 700 Virginia St., Seattle, WA
Cost: $35 for paid members, $45 for non-members

Please RSVP soon as spots will fill up quickly and we want you to have your choice of your special dinner guest! Arrive by 6:30 for the best chances of getting your first choice of a dinner guest.


Join us for a small group dinner with one of our esteemed local leaders who are using their business skills to make a social and environmental impact in their workplace, their communities, and the world. This will be an amazing opportunity to connect directly with Seattle VIPs in a relaxed and informal format, while networking with other chapter members, and using your dollars to make a difference through your contribution to the mission of our host, FareStart.

When you chose a Special Guest's name you are indicating which invited guest you will be sitting with for the entire dinner. You will not have the opportunity to switch tables during dinner, but you can probably catch another invited guest before or after dinner. The charge for the event includes dinner, tax, and a beverage.


Seattle City Council
Councilmember Mike O'Brien
Councilmember O'Brien strives to work with Seattle's diverse and vibrant communities to build a Seattle that works for our people and our environment.

Milepost Consulting
Dune Ives, Ph.D, Founder & CEO
Dune Ives brings 17 years of experience helping private, utility and non-profit clients define, measure and achieve their organizational objectives with a keen focus on lasting behavior change.

Seattle 2030 District
Brian Geller, Executive Director
The Seattle 2030 District is an interdisciplinary public-private collaborative working to create a groundbreaking high-performance building district in downtown Seattle.

McKinstry Co.
Ash Awad, VP, Energy & Facility Solutions
With over 15 years of energy efficiency experience, Ash is responsible for evolving McKinstry's energy efficiency, renewable energy, and facility services business lines while providing the vision and leadership for a variety of related strategic initiatives.

Theo Chocolate
Joe Whinney, CEO
Joseph Whinney has deep roots and profound expertise in the global realm of cacao. After working with cacao growers in the tropics of Central America and Africa for many years, Joe recognized that the environmental degradation of the tropical rainforest and accompanying economic adversity endured by cacao farmers could only be addressed via economic solutions, hence, Theo Chocolate was born.

Seattle Goodwill
Catherine McConnell, Vice President of Communications and Development
Goodwill provides quality, effective employment training and basic education to individuals experiencing significant barriers to economic opportunity. Because jobs change lives.

Tala de los Santos, MS MBA, Diagnostics Group Leader
PATH is an international, nonprofit organization that improves the health of people around the world. Ms. de los Santos leads the commercialization efforts for the diagnostic health technologies group within PATH, bringing culturally relevant solutions to low resource settings around the world.

Kate Cochran, MBA, Chief Operations Officer
Vittana uses their website to connect donors to students through micro-loans for education. We passionately believe that education has the power to lift an individual out of poverty. By empowering young people with education, we can unlock the potential for an entire generation.

FareStart is a culinary job training and placement program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals. Over the past 20 years, FareStart has provided opportunities for nearly 6,000 people to transform their lives, while also serving over 5 million meals to disadvantaged men, women, and children.  

Every Thursday night, a different Guest Chef works with the students to prepare a three-course meal served at the FareStart Restaurant. The guest chef for September 13 is Chef José Chavez from the Washington State Convention Center.

The University of Washington-Bothell Social Enterprise Leadership Certificate Program  is very pleased to offer both current students and professionals a truly unique and practical experience developed by leading nonprofit and social enterprise directors in the Pacific Northwest. The program transcends traditional nonprofit management courses to engage students in what industry leaders see as the future of the sector, which aligns the goal of maximizing social mission with the business mindset needed to fund it.



FareStart (View)
700 Virginia Street (@7th Avenue)
Seattle, WA 98101
United States

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Education > Business
Other > Charity
Other > Fundraisers

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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