Reminder: Symposium on Business Philanthropy and Development starts Wednesday


“It is often said … that we must make a choice between doing well and doing good, between concern for business and concern for people. …Far from these interests being opposed, they may actually need one another.” 
– Richard John Neuhaus Doing Well and Doing Good,1992

The Global Affairs Center at Shoreline Community College, directed by Lawrence Fuell of Edmonds, is hosting a series of four speakers who will tell the story of their companies’ efforts to promote charity and development at home and abroad. Held on consecutive Wednesday evenings (Feb. 8, 15, 22 and 29), these events are free to the public. They run from 7-8:30 p.m., PUB 9208 Quiet Dining Room, on the Shoreline CC campus.

Wednesday, Feb. 8
Joe Whinney, Founder, Theo Chocolate
Theo Chocolate, the only producer of organic, specialty chocolate in the U.S., prides itself on using sustainably grown ingredients, and ensuring that cacao growers overseas earn a living wage.

Wednesday, Feb. 15
Jeff Martin, Chief Operating Officer for Pura Vida Create Good, and Director of the Create Good Foundation
Pura Vida Create Good sells premium Fair Trade certified coffee and uses its profits to promote water purification and public health in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Mexico.

Wednesday, Feb. 22
Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director of Global Community Affairs, Microsoft Corporation
Since 1983, Microsoft and its employees have provided over $4.6 billion in cash, services and software to nonprofits around the world through localized giving and volunteer campaigns.

Elizabeth J. Warman, Director, Global Corporate Citizenship – NW Region, Boeing Co.
Worldwide the Boeing Company and its employees gave $147.3 million in 2011 to help improve people’s lives and communities.  More than $15 million of that went to communities in the Pacific Northwest to support education, health and human services, arts and culture, and the environment.

For more information regarding these programs, visit the Global Affairs Center website.

Shoreline Community College is located at 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., west of Aurora Avenue.  For directions to the campus as well as a map of the campus, go to


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