The Winners: 2018 Community Impact Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of Seattle Business magazine’s 2018 Community Impact Awards!

This article appears in print in the November 2018 issue. See more about the winners of the 2018 Community Impact Awards hereClick here for a free subscription.

Forget what you hear about the icy cold shoulder of “Seattle nice,” at least when it comes to our businesses. From an international coffee company — guess who — and a big dairy co-op to a quintessential charitable institution and a prominent management firm, Seattle is brimming with corporate kindness. Recipients of Seattle Business magazine’s 2018 Community Impact Awards are saving, changing and improving lives in the Puget Sound region. So, while we can’t vouch for how friendly that “hello” from your next-door neighbor is, we can say without reservation that these 17 honorees genuinely do care.

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Jim Ellis

Youth Development:
Gold: YMCA of Greater Seattle
Silver: Boys & Girls Clubs of King County

Pro Bono Services:
Gold: CFO Selections

Green Products:
Gold: Luum
Silver: Nube9

Gold: Darigold
Silver: Woodland Park Zoo

Job Training:
Gold: Northwest Center
Silver: Sellen Construction and WGU Washington

Nonprofit of the Year:
Gold: Kindering and Seattle Foundation (tie)

Business of the Year (Small Companies):
Gold: Brighton Jones

Business of the Year (Midsize Companies):
Gold: PCC Community Markets

Business of the Year (Large Companies):
Gold: Starbucks
Silver: KeyBank

Judges for the 2018 Community Impact Awards

Sue Bennett, executive director, Leadership Tomorrow
Jon Fine, CEO, United Way of King County
Jan Hendrickson, regional managing director, Ascent Private Capital Management, U.S. Bank
John Kelly, SVP of global public affairs and social impact, Starbucks Corporation
Luni Libes, founder and managing director, Fledge
Kerri Schroeder, Seattle market president, Bank of America

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