Companis Healthy Communities Biennial Celebration

We're celebrating 23 years of creating healthy communities by fostering skilled volunteer service with more than 850 placements in 142 nonprofit agencies.

Swedish was our Presenting Sponsor for the gala dinner celebration held Nov. 2, 2017, with former Companis Worker and longtime supporter Anne Symonds and partner Peggy Graybill serving as our hosts for the evening at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. Support from friends like these helped us bring you a festive evening of great food, delicious wines, heartwarming stories and fun entertainment at no cost to our program. This way, all donations made at the event go directly to supporting our program of placing volunteer Companis Workers with partner agencies providing life-saving services to our most vulnerable neighbors.

We're honored that Swedish, a nonprofit health care organization since 1910, is our Presenting Sponsor for our biennial event. With a commitment to charity care, research, community  health and education, Swedish is an awesome partner for building healthy community.

Thank you, Swedish!

A note about Anne Symonds: she's an award winning engineer and businesswoman who served as a Companis volunteer in 2005. Placed with Mother Joseph Clinic, Ann built the organizational structure necessary to support the charity medical care provided by the clinic. She later worked with Companis partner Project Access Northwest, another provider of health care for low income people with limited access to needed health care. 

Thank you, Anne and Peggy!

In addition, we are honored tohave the support of Jeff W Smith Real Estate as our Premier Sponsor!

Jeff has 27 years of experience building healthy communities in Seattle. Thank you, Jeff, for all you do!

We greatly appreciate the support of our Diamond Sponsors, POTENTRx, ProMotion Arts, Unity on Union Books, and Sokol Blosser Wine with Companis Board Member Don Weston & Pete Fontaine. POTENTRx is an amazing medical practice that helps clients achieve improved health and well-being.  Unity on Union Books is a special place, a recovery bookstore and gathering place that touches the lives of thousands of recovery alcoholics and addicts throughout our region. ProMotion Arts does our video production, and they are an awesome team that supports community service throughout the region. Sokol Blosser is an award-winning, family-run Oregon winery.

Our Gold Sponsors include our favorite neighborhood hotel, dining table and watering hole, Silver Cloud - Broadway and Pacific Continental Bank, bankers who are passionate advocates of business, communities and people. Gold Sponsors also include Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus, Seattle First Baptist Church and the lawfirm of Reed Pruett Walters Larsen.

We also are thrilled to have the support of so many of our partner nonprofit agencies! These are the nonprofit organizations we work closely with, and where many of our Companis Workers are placed performing vital community service.

Our Community Partner Sponsors are include Coalition for Refugees from Burma, Eastside Legal Assistance ProgramElizabeth Gregroy Home, Freedom Project, People's Memorial, Paris Insurance Services, Prescription Drug Assistance Foundation, Pride Foundation, Project Access Northwest, Real Change, Recovery Cafe, Seattle King County Dental Society, SASG, SMASH, Speaking of Dying, St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle/King County, Three Dollar Bill Cinema, Ventures, and West Seattle Helpline.