Food Lifeline is leading the solution to hunger. Every year they rescue millions of pounds of nutritious food from farmers, manufacturers, grocery stores, restaurants, and retailers that would otherwise go to waste. Legacy Group is always eager to support and volunteer with Food Lifeline and their events. This year we again supported the Northgate Elementary Food Pantry. A large group of Legacy Group members gathered at Northgate Elementary to pack and distribute over 100 lunches and food packs to students and their families to insure they would not go hungry. Please reach out to Food Lifeline to see how you can help make sure that hunger doesn’t happen.



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"We have seen the impact when unlikely partners collaborate."


At a time when so many are concerned about homelessness, Building Changes remains focused on solutions and the belief that everyone in Washington can be stably housed. Legacy Group was proud to sponsor Perspectives on Homelessness: A Benefit for Building Changes, a uniquely engaging and inspiring event where we learned about cutting-edge work strengthening our community's response to family and youth homelessness.


Frontline nonprofits working to address homelessness have a tough job.  They are overwhelmed with the essential work of caring for people who need immediate help, their staff are in need of additional training and support, and they have little time to seek out best practices.  Building Changes fills this gap by 'helping the helpers' through seeding and nurturing promising ideas and model programs in other communities. By working together with nonprofits, government and philanthropy, Building Changes is forging new cross-sector collaborations to build a more effective response system. 


Thanks to support from Legacy Group and other sponsors, every dollar raised from this event (more than $32,000) will be put towards advancing real solutions and positive strategies for impacting family and youth homelessness in our state. That's something we can all get behind.


Learn more at BuildingChanges.org.




As we approach the anniversary of the tragic passing of our friend and colleague Arthur Sawe, we wanted to do something to remind ourselves and others of the impact that he had on us all. Arthur had a thirst for knowledge, was always interested in learning about others and he genuinely cared for those less fortunate. He was charismatic and his infectious smile was contagious. We all miss Arthur dearly and we’ll always carry his spirit with us. To honor Arthur’s legacy, we ...have created the Arthur Sawe Memorial Scholarship. Our goal is to raise at least $100,000 with the hope of creating an endowment. This scholarship will be at Arthur’s alma mater, Washington State University and will go to a prospective or current student who:


• Is in good academic standing

• Is actively involved in civic and/or charitable causes

• Has demonstrated a financial need


Our hope is that this scholarship allows a young person to begin or complete their college education who otherwise might not due to the financial hardship To fund this wonderful memorial, Legacy Group has pledged to match up to $50,000. Your tax deductible contribution can be made to the Washington State University Foundation and can be done online at the link below:





With sleeves rolled up, tools in hand and smiles on faces, a group of volunteers from the Seattle office, joined by family and friends, recently dedicated two consecutive Saturdays to tackling a long list of overdue repairs and improvements on a local resident’s home.


The Seattle office has been involved with Rebuilding Together Seattle, which is a local chapter of a national network that has been focused on improving living conditions for disadvantaged people, since 1990. On this project in April, an elderly woman living alone needed a number of repairs made to her family home. Her son, a Vietnam War veteran, had kept her house in good condition until his death from multiple sclerosis a few years ago.


The Seattle volunteers working with partners Howard S. Wright Construction, Amento Group, Alliance Contract Flooring, Guckenheimer and The Legacy Group (all of whom volunteered time and/or materials) tackled the backlog of deferred maintenance and repairs needed to transform the home. The floors in the bathroom and the kitchen were redone and new vinyl flooring installed; the living room was repainted; the gutters were cleaned out; the lawn was mowed and trimmed and brush removed from the yard; flowering plants were added to brighten things up; the sidewalks and deck were pressure washed; handrails were added to the front porch and the steps into the garage; and rotted deck boards were replaced and new deck stairs built. A number of other smaller tasks were also done at the same time.


This significant improvement in the home’s safety and comfort was made possible by the firm’s continued support for Rebuilding Together and the volunteer efforts of a number of people. The homeowner was deeply appreciative that so many people would volunteer time and money to make it possible for her to continue to live independently.


Thank you to John Edwards, Jane Louie, Lisa Miner and Aaron Poledna for helping organize the firm’s involvement in the project.


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