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Since our first breakfast in 2007, we've been creating jobs to change the lives of people with disabilities through perseverance and discovery. Now, it's time to celebrate! Join in the celebration, there's still time!
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2021

Join us virtually at 8:00am for a fully inclusive and accessible virtual event celebrating 15 years of Inclusion Champions!

Watch parties are encouraged! Have your friends, family, and coworkers join in on the transformative power of employment and the power of people with disabilities have on our communities and lives. Champions of Inclusion goes live in:

2021/10/19 08:00:00

Join us at our 15th Champions of Inclusion Fundraising event!

We welcome you back to our fully inclusive, virtual stage as we celebrate the 15th Anniversary of our fundraising event, Champions of Inclusion! Since our first breakfast in 2007, we’ve been creating jobs to change the lives of people with disabilities through perseverance and discovery. Now, it’s time to celebrate! Let’s come together in celebration of disability inclusion!

Champions of Inclusion is AtWork!’s premier fundraising event honoring the achievements of people with disabilities served by our organization, as well as the “Inclusion Champions’ who have demonstrated a commitment to creating life-changing opportunities and experiences for people with disabilities. In honor of our event’s 15th anniversary year, we’re honoring a champion from each of our counties of service; King, Snohomish, and Spokane counties.

Serving King County
Serving Snohomish County
Serving Spokane County

We're hosting an online auction!

The Champions of Inclusion Auction goes LIVE on October 12th and we’ve got some incredible items up for grabs! See the Kraken (Seattle’s NEW hockey team) take on the Minnesota Wild at Climate Pledge Arena! Plan that dream trip with tickets from Alaska Airlines, or win a Maui Diver’s exquisite pearl necklace! We’ve got something for everyone, but you must register for the Auction separately. Click below to learn more! The Champions of Inclusion Auction will close on October 19th at 10:00pm!

Click here to register for the Champions of Inclusion auction!

Thank you to our generous event sponsors!

We couldn’t do this without you! Your support is what’s changing the face of employment for people with disabilities!

Advocate
Thank you Advocate Sponsors,
State Farm
Mission
Thank you Mission Sponsors,
Sound Credit Union
BECU
Mission
Thank you Mission Sponsors,
Alaska Airlines
1st Security Bank
Mission
Thank you Mission Sponsors,
Kaiser Permanente
PSE: Puget Sound Energy
Mission
Thank you Mission Sponsors,
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Table Host
Thank you Table Hosts,
Michael's Subaru of Bellevue
Table Host
Thank you Table Hosts,

Chris Brandt
Linda Saddler
Toti Walia
Michael Reph
John Viniotis
Mary Grace Roske
Susan Paine

Awards Sponsor
Thank you,
National Etching
for being our Awards Sponsor!
Floral Sponsor
Thank you,
Swansons Nursery
for being our Floral Sponsor!
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Learn the rewards of becoming a sponsor!

Your sponsorship will empower people with disabilities to be productive, integrated, and contributing members of their communities and will address the ever-growing waitlist for services. You’ll also receive a number of benefits! Download the Sponsorship Packet to the right to learn more! Interested? Sign up through our web portal, just as you would register for the event!

Become a sponsor today! Download our Sponsorship Opportunities Packet to learn more.

Join us in the circle, the Randall Club Circle!

AtWork! created the Randall Club in Oct. 2020 to build a philanthropic community with a united mission; empowering people with disabilities. This monthly giving community supports the overall mission of AtWork!, while providing a rare and exclusive networking opportunity spanning Washington State.

This year, we’re offering the exclusive opportunity to join the Randall Club Circle at our event. Complete with membership to the Randall Club, exclusive invitations to Randall Club events throughout the year, and group sponsor recognition in all event communications. Join us in the circle, the Randall Club circle.

The Randall Club Circle

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

We chose to celebrate in October as it marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This year’s #NDEAM theme is “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion”, and reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement during the national recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

NDEAM is held each October to commemorate the many and varied contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workplaces and economy.

October is #NDEAM

Meet our speakers!

David Silverman, Auctioneer

David Silverman, Emcee

AtWork! is honored to welcome back for the second year in a row, David Silverman! David is a benefit auctioneer with more than 10 years of experience. David has worked with organizations ranging from the Humane Society Tux and Tails Gala, Swedish Hospital, and Susan G. Komen to Seattle County Day School and many others. With a background in stand-up comedy and theater, David brings theatrical energy and wealth of entertainment experience to all his events.

Board Member

Becky Bisbee

ATWORK! BOARD CHAIR

Becky joined the AtWork! Board of Directors in 2016 after retiring from The Seattle Time in the same year, ending a 37-year journalism career. She lives in Bellevue with her husband and daughter Paige, who has significant intellectual and developmental disabilities, and works! Becky also serves on the Arc of King County board.

Alicia Crank, CDO

Alicia Crank

CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Prior to AtWork!, Alicia held several leadership positions in corporate banking, education, business, and the nonprofit sector in Silicon Valley. Having moved to Greater Seattle in 2014, she is now one of only a few women of color in corporate philanthropy. She currently serves on the City of Edmonds Planning Board, as well as the Vice-Chair of the Snohomish County / Paine Field Airport Commission.

Wally Tablit

Wally Tablit

CHIEF MISSION & DIVERSITY OFFICER

Wally is a recognized leader in the field of Supported Employment with over 19 years of experience working with people with disabilities. He is known as a strong collaborator and colleague among employment providers. Wally has an extensive background in executing employment strategies for a diverse population. Wally also currently serves as President of Washington State APSE.

Chris Brandt

Chris Brandt

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Chris Brandt has been CEO of AtWork! since August of 2006. She led the transformation of AtWork! from reliance on service models that segregated and isolate people with disabilities, to a nationally recognized leader in integrated community employment and inclusion. She is known as a champion for the equity and inclusion of all people with disabilities in our workforce and society.