Overdue (Socially Distanced) Community Cocktail at Marjorie

By United Way of King County, on October 2, 2020 | In Eat, Drink & Be Generous, Emerging Leaders 365, Events, Fighting Homelessness, News, Racial Equity

The blog post is co-written by Emerging Leaders 365 Donors and Committee Members, Lizette Ruiz and Chandler Ewen

After a week of smoke-filled skies, it was refreshing to have some socially distanced in person fun for a good cause. All attendees dressed up for the occasion and were excited and joyous to attend the intimate Community Cocktails event at Marjorie.

The outdoor seating arrangement was beautifully set and the staff pampered the guests with signature Marjorie cocktails. Chef and owner Donna Moodie welcomed us all with her warmth and generous spirit. And delicious food of course! I’m still thinking about those Jalapeño Hushpuppies…

It was wonderful to see that attendees were engaged and excited to learn more about the many programs United Way of King County (UWKC) funds as well as all the nonprofits they partner with. Campaign Co-Chair, Ethan Stowell, and President and CEO, Gordon McHenry, Jr. spoke passionately about the families United Way has helped during these last few months and answered questions from the audience.

They also shared some exciting updates about UWKC’s transition to virtual volunteer opportunities, the ongoing support of our BIPOC neighbors and business owners, and how they are doubling down to help people impacted by COVID-19. Attendees learned about the intersections of poverty and health and the importance of their dollars, that all go straight back into the community. All in all, the evening was an exciting excuse to get dressed up, learn about an awesome cause, try a delicious local restaurant. Almost half the attendees became new Emerging Leader 365 donors and everyone left the event with smiles on their faces and tummy’s full.

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