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Around the Table: Seattle Foundation, McKinstry, Kaiser Permanente WA

Addressing policy challenges

Seattle Foundation recently participated, along with Challenge Seattle and United Way of King County, in a GeekWire virtual event centered on tackling public policy challenges during a COVID economy. Tony Mestres will step down as President and CEO of Seattle Foundation in May to begin his next professional chapter. During his time as President and CEO, Tony focused on advancing racial equity and economic opportunity through policy change and strategic grantmaking, including the Foundation’s COVID-19 response fund.

Committing to social and environmental responsibility

McKinstry recently released its social impact summary highlighting its focus on equity, sustainability, and community through increased charitable giving, community engagement, climate-focused philanthropy, and more.

Responding to COVID-19

Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute is testing an experimental booster shot designed to protect people against a new COVID variant. Learn more here.

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