Celebrate Ruben Centre with Br. Frank O'Shea
Sep
24
5:00 PM17:00

Celebrate Ruben Centre with Br. Frank O'Shea

We are thrilled to announce that Brother Frank O’Shea, who has been the director of the Ruben Centre in Mukuru, Kenya for more than 10 years, will be visiting us in Seattle next month. Frank is an endless trove of incredible stories about and perspectives on improving education and health care in one of Kenya’s poorest communities. You’ll walk away inspired by his lifelong dedication to helping others.

If you’ve traveled with us, you’ll have the opportunity to hear updates about Ruben Centre since our visit. If you’re still thinking about making the trip, what a better way then to meet some of our previous travelers and hear more about the special experiences that await.

To RSVP, please e-mail philanthropy@brightonjones.com.

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Going Global with Your Philanthropy
Sep
26
5:30 PM17:30

Going Global with Your Philanthropy

The world needs your help, but less than 5% of US donations go towards international causes. As this year’s giving season approaches, how will you navigate where, when and how to donate your money? If you choose to support global causes, how can you ensure the results of your contributions? Does global philanthropy just mean giving dollars, or are there other truly meaningful ways to get involved?

Join us for a panel discussion on making the most of your global philanthropy. Mix and mingle with like-minded individuals, philanthropists, and non-profit partners. Bring your friends and family to enjoy food and wine as we celebrate National Literacy Month in Worldreader’s brand new office space!

Our panel:

MODERATOR

Mizgon Zahir Darby is a fundraising expert and freelance journalist published in the NY Times and SF Chronicle. Mizgon published the first Afghan-American magazine in the US and founded the non-profit organization LitLab.

SPEAKERS

David Risher, CEO & Co-Founder, Worldreader

Learn how a former Amazon executive founded the world’s premiere digital reading organization and what he learned about the non-profit sector in the process.

Charles Brighton, Co-Founder , Brighton Jones

Hear how a financial advising firm started providing support “beyond writing checks” to transform boot-strapped passion projects into fully-fledged NGOs.

Clint Christensen, Lead Advisor, Brighton Jones

Discover how what could have been “just another donor-advised fund” developed into a program that allows their clients to travel overseas and see their philanthropy in action.

Friends and family are welcome, RSVP on Eventbrite today!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/going-global-with-your-philanthropy-registration-70031539219

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Recovery Café
Oct
18
1:00 PM13:00

Recovery Café

In 2017, we launched our first Lemayian (which means “blessed” in Swahili) trip to Kenya to increase awareness about the projects we support there through the foundation.  Now we are bringing the concept back home and offering a series of site visits to Seattle non-profits followed by lunch with the organization’s leadership.

Recovery Cafe was founded in 2003 as a direct response to the critical, unmet need of long-term recovery for people who have suffered trauma, homelessness, addiction and/or other mental health challenges. Recovery Café provides a space to serve those individuals who needed an on-going supportive community in order to stabilize and maintain stability in mental health, relationships, housing and employment. Over the past ten years, it has continued to improve and expand its programming and services to build a holistic, person-centered system of care – backed by evidence-based best practices – that engages individuals for a lifetime of managing their disease and empowers them to build a life that realizes their full potential.

We will tour with Executive Director David Coffey and then have coffee and Q&A in the café itself.  This is a great event for people who are looking to understand more about mental health services, addiction, and homelessness.

Please contact us at philanthropy@brightonjones.com for more information or to RSVP. Spots are limited. Tour and coffee will be last approximately one and a half hours.

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February 2020 Lemayian Trip - Kenya
Feb
1
to Feb 12

February 2020 Lemayian Trip - Kenya

Explore Grassroots Humanitarian Organizations + Maasai Mara Safari

Visit Kenya with a small group of individuals who have a passion for helping our global community and a curiosity to expand their horizons.

Over the course of 11 days you will witness compassion in action as you visit three organization that the Richer Life Foundation has partnered with. At Ruben Centre, known as an “Oasis of Hope” in the Mukuru community, you’ll have two days to tour the 26+ programs including a school, health clinic, radio station, and urban garden. At GRACE Nanana, you’ll learn about how girls are rescued from oppression and given the opportunity to become educated and independent. At Kajiado Child Care Centre, you will learn about how children born with physical disabilities are given the tools and skills to overcome their daily challenges.

We’ll also fly to the famous Maasai Mara Reserve, which is famous for its abundant wildlife. Here, we’ll learn more about the history of Kenya, Maasai culture, and conservation. Giraffes, elephants, hyenas, hippos, and many more remarkable species can be found with a little luck and a lot of skill from our safari guides. If you enjoy nature, serenity and adventure, this trip is for you. Photographers - you’ll want to bring your cameras for this one!

Additional points of interest we’ll be visiting include the United Nations Headquarters, Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage, the Karura Forest, and the Brighton Jones Global Volunteer Guesthouse.

Please e-mail us at philanthropy@brightonjones.com for more information.

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July 2020 Lemayian Trip - Kenya
Jul
11
to Jul 22

July 2020 Lemayian Trip - Kenya

Explore Grassroots Humanitarian Organizations + Conservation Activities and Education

Visit Kenya with a small group of individuals who have a passion for helping our global community and a curiosity to expand their horizons.

Over the course of 11 days you will witness compassion in action as you visit three organization that the Richer Life Foundation has partnered with. At Ruben Centre, known as an “Oasis of Hope” in the Mukuru community, you’ll have two days to tour the 26+ programs including a school, health clinic, radio station, and urban garden. At GRACE Nanana, you’ll learn about how girls are rescued from oppression and given the opportunity to become educated and independent. At Kajiado Child Care Centre, you will learn about how children born with physical disabilities are given the tools and skills to overcome their daily challenges.

We’ll also stay several days at a wildlife conservancy in the foothills of Mount Kenya. Here, we’ll learn more about the history of Kenya, its people and culture, and growing conservation practices. This is the more physically active option of our trips to Kenya, with opportunities for bike riding, horseback riding, workouts in the wild, hiking, and helping the conservancy staff. For those with school-aged children, there is a junior ranger program available. This is a prime opportunity to be near the wildlife that Kenya is so famous for.

Additional points of interest we’ll be visiting include the United Nations Headquarters, Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage, the Karura Forest, and the Brighton Jones Global Volunteer Guesthouse.

Please e-mail us at philanthropy@brightonjones.com for more information.

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Rainier Valley Food Bank and Nurturing Roots
Sep
18
11:00 AM11:00

Rainier Valley Food Bank and Nurturing Roots

In 2017, we launched our first Lemayian (which means “blessed” in Swahili) trip to Kenya to increase awareness about the projects we support there through the foundation. Now we are bringing the concept back home and offering a series of site visits to Seattle non-profits followed by lunch with the organization’s leadership.

Rainier Valley Food Bank fulfills its mission to “nourish with good food, empower with knowledge, and serve with compassion” by offering on-site food distribution, home delivery, to-go bags, and a backpack program for help troubleshooting life circumstances that contribute to a need for food. We will tour with the incredibly knowledgeable and dynamic Miguel Jimenez, and then head over to Nurturing Roots Farm, a community farming program that educates youth and the local community on healthy food choices, for a picnic lunch.

Please contact us at philanthropy@brightonjones.com for more information or to RSVP. Spots are limited. Tours and lunches will be last approximately two hours.

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Mindfulness for Nonprofit Leaders
Jun
17
3:00 PM15:00

Mindfulness for Nonprofit Leaders

Mindfulness-based Emotional and Social Intelligence (MESI) is a training program developed to enable our employees, clients, and community to hone the skills and practices that help us be fully present and act intentionally in our lives and relationships.

MESI focuses on self-awareness, intentional management of emotions, recognition of other people’s emotions, and compassion. Teams with this skillset are more focused, more effective, and happier as a result. And those benefits translate directly to your clients.

The results we’ve seen have been so powerful that it’s led us to adapt and share MESI workshops and curriculum with other organizations in the community. The workshop explores the fundamentals of mindfulness and the four components of emotional and social intelligence (self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, and relationship management).

We’re looking forward to hosting this workshop for nonprofit leaders to help them build a “MESI Toolbelt” that can help their board, employees, beneficiaries and organizations thrive.

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Jun
5
11:00 AM11:00

Childhaven

2019 Lemayian Lunch Series

In 2017, we launched our first Lemayian (which means “blessed” in Swahili) trip to Kenya to increase awareness about the projects we support there through the foundation.

Now we are bringing the concept back home and offering a series of site visits to Seattle non-profits followed by lunch with the organization’s leadership. Please contact Philanthropic Advisor Molly Norton for more information or to RSVP. Spots are limited. Tours and lunches will be last approximately two hours.

Childhaven offers early learning, early intervention, and outpatient mental health services to children and families in King County. Committed to interdisciplinary wraparound care that respects ongoing family needs, Childhaven collaborates in partnership with the families they serve to ensure positive outcomes that are individualized and culturally relevant. CEO Jon Botten will lead the conversation.

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