“This is hard work. But we can do this. If we need to train people, then let’s train them. If we need to motivate people, then let’s motivate them. In the end, the winner will be our communities and our nation.”
— Geoffrey Canada, Thrive Luncheon, April 4, 2017
Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s luncheon! Five hundred of us celebrated the importance of early learning, raised essential funds to support Thrive’s statewide work and left inspired to do so much more for early learners.
Special Video Interview w/ Geoffrey! Before the luncheon, Geoffrey Canada sat down with Thrive board member and Rainier Valley Radio founder Tony Benton for a 15-minute interview. Geoffrey talked about the power of early learning, the need for high education expectations, and the effects of generational poverty.
Please enjoy this video and feel free to share it widely.
We also want you to have the video we showed during the luncheon about Wenatchee’s work to create a community-wide commitment to early learning and Thrive’s continued partnership in accelerating this work.
Thank you again to our 2017 luncheon sponsors!
Washington Dental Service Foundation
YMCA of Greater Seattle
Association of Washington Business Institute
Casey Family Programs
Patrick & Susan Dunn
Educational Service District #112
Haggard Nelson Childcare Resources
Gov. Jay Inslee & Mrs. Trudi Inslee
State Representative Ruth Kagi
Kirlin Charitable Foundation
Carmen & Julien Loh
Janet Levinger & William Poole
Jim & Jayne McCarthy
Northwest Childrens Museums
RBC Wealth Management
Save the Children
Smith & Stark
United Way of Chelan & Douglas Counties
University of Washington College of Education
Charles E. Wright, Jr.
Nonprofit Table Sponsors
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship