Building an Economy that Works for Everyone

Seeds of Change: EOI’s 2017 Annual Dinner

2017 logo and title squareJoin friends and supporters of the Economic Opportunity Institute in support of our mission to build an economy that works – for everyone.

For nearly two decades, EOI has planted seeds and tended the growth of public policies to promote educational opportunity, good jobs, healthy families and workplaces, and a dignified retirement for all.

Mark your calendars now for Seeds of Change, our 2017 Annual Dinner. We’ll celebrate shared victories, be inspired by community allies working for change, and chart our course toward future successes.

Your support will help make local communities and Washington State a more equitable and just place for everyone to live, work, play and raise a family. Reserve your spot today!


October 12, 2017
5:30 p.m. Social Hour; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner and Program
Seattle Design Center, 5701 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108
Parking and accessible entrance available


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  • Keynote address: Eric Liu, Founder and CEO of Citizen University and executive director of the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program. Liu is the author of several books, including “You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen,” “A Chinaman’s Chance,” “The Gardens of Democracy,” and “The Accidental Asian.” Eric served as a White House speechwriter and policy adviser for President Bill Clinton. He is a regular columnist for and a correspondent for

  • Master of Ceremonies: Makini Howell, EOI Board President, local progressive leader for healthy workplace policies, and owner and creator of the nationally-known vegan Plum Restaurants.
  • Social hour starting at 5:30 with fun policy-related games and live music featuring local youth musicians!


All tickets include social hour, delicious buffet dinner and dessert (GF and vegetarian options available) and an educational, inspiring program.

Premium: $250 (Includes special recognition and premium event seating)
VIP: $150 (Includes special recognition)
General admission: $100
Can’t attend? You can still support our work with a regrets donation!


Event sponsors and table captains power this movement for equity! Contact EOI Development Director, Sam Hatzenbeler, via email or call (206) 529-6375 to learn more about sponsorship opportunities. We accept sponsorships until day of the event, but some benefits are only available if reserved by Friday, September 22nd.


Champion Sponsors:


Matt Loschen

Visionary Sponsors:

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Organizer Sponsors:

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Advocate Sponsors:
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Advocate- WEA Fourth CornerAdvocate- GMMB

Frank Greer and Stephanie Solien

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