Solid Ground’s 13th Annual Building Community Luncheon was a resounding success! Over 650 people attended and we raised in excess of $220,000 to help turn generational poverty into generational thriving!
Thank you to all of you who gathered with us on Friday April 5 at the Westin Seattle. You are actively changing the story for 50,000 people a year, helping them draw on their skills and strengths, build new ones, and land in a place of stability. Your investment in this work makes our community stronger. You are our partners in this work and we are incredibly grateful. We’ll set a 2014 Luncheon date soon, so keep an eye out for updates.
ABOUT PAUL TOUGH, 2013 LUNCHEON KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Paul Tough challenges our culture’s belief that intelligence, endlessly measured by test scores, is the sole indicator of value in our education system. In “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character,” he ushers in a tidal change in thinking and argues that non-cognitive skills – or, character – are better indicators of success. A contributing writer to the “New York Times Magazine,” he is also author of “Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America,” which focuses on the steps necessary to improve the lives and education of underserved children. Tough has contributed to “This American Life” and “The New Yorker,” where he has honed his focus on education, poverty, parenting and politics. For more information, visit his website: www.paultough.com.
Support Solid Ground’s work by hosting a table at our 2014 Luncheon! You can host a full table (you + 9 guests) or a half table (you + 4 guests). As a table host, you invite your friends, family and colleagues to join you at the event. We’ll help you with all of the details, from registration to hosting your guests the day of. To sign up as a host, contact Megan Locatelli at the info below.
Sponsorship is a vital part of the Building Community Luncheon. Sponsors underwrite the costs of the event, leveraging the gifts made by attendees that directly support our work. There are several sponsorship packages available, starting at $2,500. If you are interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Megan Locatelli at the info below.
THANK YOU, 2013 Luncheon Sponsors!
COMMUNITY BUILDER SPONSORS:
Contact: Megan Locatelli, 206.694.6862.
Address: Solid Ground Development
1501 North 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98103-6708