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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 19, 2013, 6:15-9:00 PM
Where: FareStart Restaurant, 700 Virginia St., Seattle, WA
Cost: $45 for paid members, $55 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 non-alcoholic beverage (wine or beer may be purchased separately).


Joe David, Project Manager at Point32.
Joe was the man responsible for screening every material used in constructing the groundbreaking Bullitt Center in Capital Hill, the largest structure ever to qualify for the Living Building Challenge.

David Keogh, Program Director at Intellectual Ventures. David currently serves as Program Director for Global Good, a collaborative effort between Bill Gates and Intellectual Ventures to tackle some of humanity's toughest problems through invention.

Barry Bettinger, Owner of Snoqualmie Ice Cream
Barry is the owner of Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream, and has built sustainability and green practices into every aspect of his business.

Shyla Miller, Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship Program. Shyla is Boeing's community investor for environmental issues in the Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Ayo Ajayi, PATH
Dr. Ajayi leads strategy development and implementation for PATH country programs in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Joe Whinney, CEO of Theo Chocolate
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.

Peter Drury, Director of Development for Splash
Peter's role is to develop and guide the strategy in Marketing, Fundraising, and Board Development, Manage People and Programs, and Manage Relationships with External Stakeholders, Allies and Communities. He has an MBA from Seattle University and a Master of Divinity, Theology and Ethics from Yale University.

Liz Clyma, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation- Table SOLD OUT
Liz leads the realization of the new vision for financial support in Global Health  bringing to bear analysis and expertise in business and finance to help Global Health teams plan, make, and manage our investments.

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 19 is from Hitchcock Restaurant on Bainbridge Island.



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

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


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