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Around the Table: Mariners, PEMCO, Fred Hutch, & more

Responding to COVID-19

The Seattle Mariners are partnering with UW Medicine and have provided $2 million in funding to help COVID-19 vaccines reach underserved communities. In addition, the Mariners have outlined health and safety measures that will be in place at T-Mobile Park when games begin again in April. Stan McNaughton of PEMCO, which transitioned to a work-from-home model about a year ago, reflects on learnings from the past year in a Seattle Business article.

Sharing science

At its upcoming Science Says event, Fred Hutch President and Director Dr. Tom Lynch will facilitate a conversation about the future of cancer research. Teri Foy of Bristol Myers Squibb shared her experiences pursuing a STEM career with Tacoma Urban League students at a virtual event.

Helping communities

As part of its commitment to invest $5 million in nonprofits serving Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) youth, The Starbucks Foundation announced its first group of grant recipients.

Advancing equity

A new report examines how racial economic inequality affects the city of Seattle. It also spotlights statewide data regarding inequities in employment, business ownership, home ownership, and education attainment. This profile is one of the first steps taken under the Building High Impact Nonprofits of Color project, funded by JPMorgan Chase. The project aims to advance best practices and strengthen resources for nonprofits of color to better address racial economic equity.

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