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June 2018 Luncheon: Community Foundations
Women's University Club
1105 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Monday, June 11, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EDT
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June 11th Luncheon

The role of Community Foundations: a conversation with two local leaders, Jim Hopper of the Bainbridge Island Community foundation and Elena Pullen-Venema of the Community Foundation of Snohomish County will share their roles with the donor community, the advisor community and the non-profit community. Community Foundations provide a meeting point for these three constituents to collaborate for the benefit of their community. Providing opportunities for education and collaboration to help donors create the impact that they wish to have.


Jim Hopper, CFRE, The Bainbridge Community Foundation

Bio: Jim is the Executive Director of the Bainbridge Community Foundation.  Jim has more than 20 years of experience working with nonprofit agencies - earning a reputation for innovative problem solving and sound organizational development strategies.

He incorporates industry best-practices and a national perspective to guide the Foundation through its service to the community.   Prior to joining the Foundation, Jim was a Principal with the Collins Group, where he counseled more than 40 nonprofit clients across many sectors, in the areas of capacity building, fundraising, and leadership development. 

Jim serves on the board of Leave10, a movement which aims to transform people into philanthropists by educating, inspiring & encouraging individuals to leave at least 10% of their estate to charity.

He lives on Bainbridge with his sons Nicolas (11), Chase (7) and daughter MaryKate (4) and his beautiful wife Sarah.

Elena Pullen-Venema, The Foundations of Snohomish County


Members: $37.50 | No Lunch - Free
Non-members: $50 | No Lunch- $10
All walk-ins with lunch: $50

Additional Details:

*If you're driving to Women's University Club, please give yourself a few extra minutes. The small parking garage on-site is for Club members only.  Please take advantage of a number of nearby parking garages.  One suggestion is the WAC parking garage. If you care to search other options, visit the Seattle Parking Finder website.

Members who register a non-member guest for a lunch meeting can receive a $10 discount code for a future lunch. To receive the discount, the non-member guest must be registered for a luncheon with a meal. You will be contacted following the event with details.    

WPGC Late Registration Policy - Late registrants or walk-in participants are not guaranteed meal requests. You will only be charged for meals if you are served.  To ensure your dietary needs are met, please register for luncheons in advance - registration closes at noon on the Thursday prior to our Monday luncheons.


Contact: WPGC Office, 206-209-5276