by Greater Seattle Business Association
| Dec 28, 2017
The GSBA Business & Humanitarian Awards
honor businesses and business leaders who are successful, exemplify the highest standards of their profession, promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace, demonstrate leadership and invest time and resources into their community.
2017 Nonprofit of the Year: Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands,
Christine Charbonneau, CEO
Since 1939 Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands has been an important part of our community and represents the largest Planned Parenthood territory in the country. Their mission is to support the lifelong sexual health of the people of our communities, and to foster a community where every child is a wanted child by providing high quality, affordable reproductive health services in settings that protect the dignity, privacy, and rights of each individual. PPGNHI has many community partnerships including the ACLU of Washington, Legal Voice, and Northwest Health Law Advocates. They operate 27 physical health centers and in addition provide telehealth options throughout the region, to enable wider access to health care. PPGNHI serves people of all genders and sexual orientations. They provide non-judgmental care to better outcomes for sexual and reproductive health, including expanded annual well-visits to include people of all genders and anatomy. Adapting to the needs of the community, even when under constant legislative attacks has made them nimble when facing adversity and receptive to the thoughts and needs of those they serve including the LGBTQ community which led them to take a stand as a powerful voice in support of marriage equality. They keep their mission at the forefront of all that they do and understand the balance of all elements of that mission including direct service, education, and advocacy.
We flourish as a community. We value our local and independent businesses, support our nonprofits, and come together to recognize, value, and celebrate the strength we have when we all work together. Together We Rise
The 37th Annual Business & Humanitarian Awards Dinner
| Feb 15, 2018