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GiveBIG is TODAY, May 5!
05.05.15
GiveBIG is TODAY, May 5!

Our community’s biggest day of giving—The Seattle Foundation’s fifth annual GiveBIG—is here. From midnight to midnight on May 5, The Seattle Foundation will stretch all donations made to us, and your other favorite nonprofits, through their website!

 

This year's GiveBIG is a "Day of Champions", and The Seattle Foundation is asking everyone to "give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a healthier and more vital place to live. The people behind these organizations, those who work tirelessly to improve the lives of everyone in Greater Seattle, are champions. GiveBIG is a day to support their championship-worthy work." Check out the official GiveBIG promo video featuring The Sounders’ Lamar Neagle.

 

On GiveBIG day, The Seattle Foundation will select donors at random to win a GiveBIG Golden Ticket. The nonprofit that received the selected donor's gift will get an additional $1,000 provided by The Seattle Foundation and GiveBIG's generous sponsors. That means that a $25 donation could become a $1,025 donation, just like that! Donors who win a Golden Ticket will also receive a $100 Starbucks or Taco Time gift card for themselves.

 

Please consider joining our city’s biggest day of giving by championing your favorite nonprofits today!

05.20.15
WITS Year End Reading - Elementary & Middle School -- FREE!
WITS

Wed 6:00 PM \ Seattle Public Library

Central (Downtown) Branch
05.21.15
WITS Year End Reading - High School--FREE!
WITS

Thu 6:00 PM \ Seattle Public Library

Central (Downtown) Branch
06.02.15
The Moth MainStage
SAL Presents

Tue 7:30 PM \ Benaroya Hall

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
06.11.15
Judy Blume
SAL Presents

Thu 7:30 PM \ Town Hall Seattle
09.24.15
Saul Williams
SAL Presents

Thu 7:30 PM \ Town Hall Seattle
10.06.15
Elizabeth Gilbert
Literary\Arts Series

Tue 7:30 PM \ Benaroya Hall

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
10.22.15
Alison Bechdel
SAL Presents

Thu 7:30 PM \ Town Hall Seattle
10.29.15
Ta-nehisi Coates
Literary\Arts Series

Thu 7:30 PM \ Town Hall Seattle
03.03.15
Ruth Dickey and the Turnaround at Seattle Arts & Lectures

"In the 18 months since Dickey took over as executive director of SAL, the organization is drawing big names, filling rooms, creating buzz and operating in the black for the first time in years.

Subscriptions are up almost 40 percent. Ticket sales, to date, are higher than all of last season. Ten of the 12 Literary Arts Series events held over the last two years have sold out.

And the local book community is primed for “Words Matter,” SAL’s annual gala, to be held March 12.

So what exactly is going on over there?"

Nicole Brodeur profiled Executive Director Ruth Dickey in the Seattle Times on February 20. They talked about some of the challenges the organization has faced in the past, what SAL has been doing to get its groove back, and Ruth’s big dreams for SAL moving into the next 25 years.

Click here to read the full story.

02.12.15
Sheri Fink Visits Cleveland High School

"Journalism is a lot like the scientific process. We all want to prove our own theories about the things we are researching, but all of the facts and evidence must be in order before we can do that." The connections author Sheri Fink made between the writing and scientific processes resonated with over one hundred students at Cleveland High School, who stayed after classes ended for the day, in order to hear her speak this past Tuesday. Themselves in the middle of a mock trial inspired by Fink's book, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist was careful to present her information gathering techniques and writing approach to the students as fact-based insights, so as not to bias their perspectives mid-case.

Dr. Fink spoke to many questions about the people she interviewed, her experiences on the ground in New Orleans and the process of putting together a truthful accout of a complicated story using research compiled over six years, inspiring a new generation of scientists and journalists with equal force.

Read more about Dr. Fink's visit to Cleveland High School on the WITS blog.