Ripples of Hope 2012

City Year Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree Edgar Martinez and the Ripples of Hope Student Speaker.

On May 15th, 2012, City Year Seattle/ King County hosted Ripples of Hope. This inspiring and energizing evening celebrated the continued in-school success City Year’s corps members are having in Seattle as well as congratulated the amazing work Edgar and Holli Martinez are doing with their organization, The Martinez Foundation.

City Year and the Martinezes were in good company at Ripples of Hope. They were joined by over 450 supporters who gave generously in of support to City Year Seattle/ King County. In total, $409,060 – a record amount – was raised to help City Year corps members continue to impact the drop-out crisis through full-time and hyper-focused mentoring and tutoring.

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City Year would like to recognize our generous event sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: T-Mobile

Platinum SponsorsHTC, Samsung, and Huawei  

Gold Sponsors: Macy’s and Microsoft

Silver Sponsors: Alaska Airlines, Comcast, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Revel Consulting, Nokia, Alcatel One Touch, Boeing, NELA, and Safeco Insurance

Bronze Sponsors: Apex Foundation, BrandMuscle, Gogerty Marriott, The Seattle Mariners, Umpqua Bank, and ZTE USA.

We are fortunate to have many of Seatte and King County’s leaders serving on our Board of Advisors and we are grateful for their tireless effort and dedication:

  • Sarah Bryar, Co-Chair
  • Jennifer Wells, Co-Chair
  • Amy Barnes
  • Maurice Classen
  • Steve Holmes
  • Jessie Israel
  • Vikas Kamran
  • Danette Knudson
  • George Meng
  • Katie Wallace
  • Travis Warren
  • Jason Young

Ripples of Hope Attendees participate in the evenings program.

A special thanks to the Ripples of Hope Host Committee, without these volunteers, the event would not have been possible :

  • Amy Barnes, Chair
  • Megan Bell
  • John Curley
  • Linda Dahl
  • Nathan Hambley
  • Danette Knudson
  • Jessie Israel
  • Tom Norwalk
  • Kristen Winn

Thank you to everyone who attended and all of the continued support given to City Year Seattle/ King County.

All photos were taken by Red Fish Blue Fish Photography. To see more photos of the event check out City Year Seattle/ King Co. Flickr Collections:

City Year Seattle/ King County Board Member and Chair of the Ripples of Hope Host Committee Amy Barnes with corps members Hylke Snieder, Kyle Marshall and Mike Lahoda


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