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PYP Seattle's 7th Annual Grant Celebration at the Amazon Spheres

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Ladies Who Give: a MI Success

Pitch Your Peers Celebrates Granting over $1M to KingCo Nonprofits

1. Pitch Your Peers Seattle, an all-woman collaborative giving organization founded by two Mercer Island women, hit a momentous milestone in December 2023, the award tally tipped the $1 million mark! 

2.  2023 “Grant Champions” delivered pitches for three King County nonprofits: Hamlin Robinson School, Key to Change, and The Healing Center. After a six-week discovery period, PYP’s 65 members voted to allocate the $198,625 grant pool.

Key to Change was awarded the first place grant, $119,175 (60%) Key to Change helps fill the gaps left by underfunded public school music programs in South King County. 

The Hamlin Robinson School, received the second place grant, $59,587.50 (30%) to support the Literacy Outreach Program, providing dyslexia screening for all King County kids.

The Healing Center,  won the third place grant, $19,862.50 (10%) to provide group counseling for grieving individuals and families in King County.

PYP Seattle gathered on February 9 to celebrate the 7th grant cycle and also the milestone of giving away over $1M ($1,101,475) to King County nonprofits since PYP’s inception in 2017.

  • First Place Grant Champions: Jody Kris and Linda Floyd
  • PYP Seattle's 7th Annual Grant Celebration at the Amazon Spheres
  • PYP Seattle Board of Directors: Catherine Booms, Sarah Morris, Dina Wampold, Aly Burks, Kim Kamolz, Erin Krawiec, Jody Kris, Mina Velamoor
  • Creating space for people experiencing loss to share memories, learnings, challenges, and even laughter.