Building an Economy that Works for Everyone

Join us for Catalyze, EOI’s annual benefit event


For over 17 years, EOI has fought for an economy that works for everyone. So far in 2015, the Washington Small Business Retirement Marketplace bill was signed into law, the number of states introducing our signature Pay It Forward higher education legislation increased to 27, we saw Tacoma finally pass a Paid Sick and Safe Leave policy, and we turned the topic of equal pay from an outdated issue into the Equal Pay Opportunity Act, which passed the Washington State House.

That’s great progress — and we have a lot more work to do to truly enhance basic living standards for all the people in our state still tackling obstacles to economic stability.

Join us to celebrate our shared commitment to building a stronger economy, support continued progress toward a stronger, healthier and more prosperous Washington for all, and spark change at our annual bash: Catalyze!

buy your tickets nowHighlights include:

  • Keynote address by Rick Steves: Renowned guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves is America’s most respected authority on European travel, and is outspoken on the need for Americans to fit better into our planet by broadening our perspectives through travel, and is equally committed to supporting his own neighborhood in nearby Edmonds.
  • Fantastic speakers: We once again will welcome a group of dynamic local speakers, including our emcee,’s Executive Director/CEO Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner!
  • Social hour with games and hosted bar – PLUS great raffle prizes: Enjoy fun and educational policy games and other activities that will surely spark your night! Raffle prizes include Seahawks tickets, vacation cabin rentals, and more!

NEW this year: A plentiful and delicious buffet-style dinner from 5:30-6:30 pm, brought to you by our new union caterer Bay Laurel Catering. See our menu here.

All event proceeds will support EOI’s mission to build an economy that works for everyone by advancing public policies that promote educational opportunity, good jobs, healthy families and workplaces, and a dignified retirement.

buy your tickets nowFor answers to questions or sponsorship information, contact EOI Development Director Emily Groves via email or by phone at (206) 529-6363.

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