“Any program or event that we planned was done so with zero rejection. No one would be turned away for any reason.” – Janet Taggart, Northwest Center founder
Northwest Center was founded on a mission of inclusion in 1965, and each year we celebrate that mission with business partners, friends, employees and the greater community at the Golden Hearts Luncheon. Join the celebration on October 23 at the Sheraton Hotel, downtown Seattle, from noon-1 p.m.
This year’s keynote speaker is actress and advocate Lauren Potter, best known as Becky Jackson on the hit TV show Glee. Potter was the Ambassador for the Special Olympics World Games, served on President Obama’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities, and is on the International Board of Best Buddies, working in conjunction with Special Olympics on the “R Word: Spread the Word to End the Word” anti-bullying campaign.
Her impressive career makes Potter the perfect choice for this year’s event, which will benefit Northwest Center Transition Services, supporting young adults as they transition from school into meaningful employment.
Each year, the Golden Hearts Luncheon features the William O. Ellison Award, named for the founder of Value Village™, in recognition of a business or organization making tremendous philanthropic strides in the region. We’ll also honor an outstanding Northwest Center employee with the Sally Puff Award, created by NWC founder Sally Puff.
Make plans now to join us for the Golden Hearts Luncheon on October 23.
Northwest Center is passionate about equal rights, anti-ableism, and full inclusion for people with disabilities. Thank you for reading.