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Seattle tech, business, sports heavyweights raise $27M for COVID-19 community support fund, call on others to join

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A coalition of tech, enterprise, and sports activities leaders from throughout the Puget Sound area has raised $27 million to assist individuals affected by the COVID-19 outbreak — and it’s asking others to pitch in.
More than 200 donors got here collectively over the previous 4 days to launch All in Seattle, an effort to supply help to neighborhood members in monetary want because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The preliminary fundraising aim was $5 million.
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Donations will likely be made to a gaggle of nonprofits that present meals and shelter assist. The group will not be amassing or distributing the charitable funds, however sending “a rallying cry meant to encourage people to offer on to the organizations engaged on the bottom proper now,” in keeping with a neighborhood letter distributed Monday morning.
“We are coming to you with a giant, but needed, ask – be daring and dig deep,” the letter reads. “The individuals of the Seattle area want you desperately. We are launching #AllInSeattle to verify the individuals in our lives and in our neighborhoods have the assist they should make it by means of this disaster.”
The record of supporters contains well-known names resembling Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, however organizers have been cautious to name it a broad coalition with widespread involvement and assist. Other contributors embrace prime executives and leaders at among the Seattle area’s publicly held corporations and startups, and different people, households, funding companies, and foundations. (Full record under.)

Today #allinSeattle launched their marketing campaign for small companies and dealing individuals who have been impacted by COVID-19.
So many individuals have requested: how can I assist? Visit #allinseattle to see most of the organizations rapidly deploying sources to these in want. https://t.co/SJVrY138jd
— Mayor Jenny Durkan (@MayorJenny) March 23, 2020
Washington state and the Seattle space grew to become the preliminary epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, which has killed 75 individuals in Seattle and King County and greater than 15,000 worldwide.
Social distancing mandates are forcing companies to close down and closely slash employees throughout the Seattle area. Restaurants have closed down; nonprofits are making main cuts; and tech startups are already lowering their workforces.

The state’s labor division is going through a rush of unemployment insurance coverage claims, which greater than doubled over the previous week.
“This is about getting cash within the fingers of people that want our assist,” mentioned Steve Singh, Concur co-founder and managing director at Madrona Venture Group, one of many organizers of the coalition.
Singh expects enterprise leaders in different cities to drum up fundraising assist for his or her native communities amid the COVID-19 outbreak. “You’ll see flavors of this throughout the nation,” he informed GeekWire.
Amazon, Microsoft, and different Seattle-area corporations helped launch the COVID-19 Response Fund earlier this month. Seattle Foundation is internet hosting the fund and administering one-time grants to assist the work of public well being organizations and nonprofits.
Amazon may also donate $25 million to assist its community of impartial supply drivers, Amazon Flex employees, and seasonal workers cope with disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition, the corporate is quickly masking lease for corporations that lease house in its buildings and offering grants to small companies in its Seattle neighborhood.
Microsoft this weekend donated private protecting gear to Washington state for healthcare employees within the Seattle space.
Here’s the total record of the preliminary #AllinSeattle donors:

Aaron & Hilary Richmond
Adam Selipsky
Alan & Mary Frazier
Alayne & Bobby Sulkin
Alex Washburn
Amy & Jon McCullough
Amy Hood & Max Kleinman
Andy & Elana Jassy
Anne & Charlie Simpson
Anu & Naveen Jain
Art Wahl
Arthur & Ellen Rubinfeld
Avalara
Aya Hamilton
BDA Cares
Bert & Madeleine Valdman
Beth Galetti
Bill & Gimena Richter
Bob & Laura Kimball
Bobby Wagner
Brad Smith & Kathy Surace-Smith
Brett & Christina Miller
Brian & Diane Langstraat
Brian McAndrews & Elise Holschuh
Bruce & Ann Blume
Capital Pacific
Carol Bobo
Carol & Matt McIlwain
Carole Ellison
Chad & Harlan Robins
Cheryl Scott
Chris & Mary Diorio
Chris and Heidi Stolte
Chris Jones and Kira Sorensen
Chuck & Jane Stonecipher
Clayton Lewis & Tom Rasmussen
Cliff Burrows & Anna White
Courtni & Charlie Billow
Craig Jelinek
Cynthia Stroum
Dan & Stacey Levitan
Dan & Takayo Ederer
Dan Absher
Dan Levine
Darrell & Siobhan Cavens
Dave Limp
Dave Sabey
David & Kim Eisman
Dawn Lepore & Ken Gladden
Delphine & Charles Stevens
Doug & Barb Herrington
Doug & Barb Herrington
Doug & Charlotte Guyman
East Seattle Foundation
Eddie & Kim Poplawski
Eleanor & Charlie Pollnow
Elena Donio & Shanen Boettcher
Emily & Matt Oppenheimer
Erin & Colin Hathaway
Eve Stacey & John Van Newkirk
Fred & Norma Crosetto
Fred R. Smith Foundation
Gates Ventures
Goldman Sachs Gives
Graham Smith
Greg & Allison Enell
Greg & Monica Smith
Greg James
Harish & Shalini Naidu
Heather & Ric Redman
Hemda Arad & Yuval Neeman
Himalaya Capital
Holly & Eric Dillon
Hope & Peter Cochran
Howard & Sheri Schultz
Ivone & Oren Etzioni and A12 group
Jack Anderson
Jane Park & Burton Davis
Janet Ketchum
Jeff & Anne Blackburn
Jeff & Judy Greenstein
Jeff & Julie Schoenfeld
Jeff & Kelly Wright
Jeff & Korynne Wright
Jeff & Liesl Wilke
Jeff Bezos
Jeff Gow & Wendy Norman
Jill & Michael Heijer
Jim & Jan Sinegal
John & Deanna Oppenheimer
John & Mary Shirley Foundation
John Gabbert
John Hempelman
John Laughlin
John Meisenbach
John Stanton & Terry Gillespi
John Teutsch & Mary Foster
Jon & Judy Runstad
Jon Gelsey
Jonathan & Heather Sposato
Jordan & Andrea Lott
Julie & Erik Nordstrom
Kabir & Noreen Shahani
Katheen Hogan
Keri & Rob MacAulay
Kevin & Andrea FitzWIlson
Keyo & Adrianne Gold
Kim & Jon Hemingway
Lark & Gary Young
Larry & Brittni Estrada
Laurie & Michael Corliss
Leigh Toner & Chris Capossela
Len & Jenn Jordan
Leo & Marnie Backer
Leslie & Dale Chihuly
Leslie Decker & Steve Rimmer
Li & Eva Lu Humanitarian Foundation
Linda & Cameron Myhrvold
Linda & David Cornfield
Lisa & Brad Powell
Lisa & Norm Bontje
Lynn Hubbard and David Zapolsky
Madrona Group
Madrona Venture Group
Mari & Craig Swanson
Mark & Jamie Mader
Mark Britton
Mary & David Alhadeff
Megan Smith & Larry Lirtsman
Michael & Barbara Malone
Michael Holmes
Michelle Seitz & Craig Zummer
Mikal & Lynn Thomsen
Mike & Corry Clayville
Mike & Liz Hilton
Mike & Susie Raskin
Mike & Tricia Hopkis
Mike Paulus
Mike Rowell
Molly Nordstom
Nancy & Paul Etsekson
Nick Hanauer
Olive Goh & Eric Dugger
Pattie & Mickey Smith
Paul & Christine Caragher
Paul & Emily Thelen
Paul & Shannon Goodrich
Paul Ellingson
Peggy & Eric Johnson
Penny & Craig Tall
Pete & Leslie Higgins
Phyllis Campbell
Pradeep & Rubie Singh
Rajeev & Jill Singh
Rajesh Jha & Sudha Misra
Retail Lockbox
Ron Elgin
Ron Sher
Russell & Ciara Wilson
Saltchuk Family of Companies
Sara Kranwinkle
Sarah & Rich Barton
Satya & Anu Nadella
Scott & Carin Jacobson
Scott & Laurie Oki
Scott & Shawn Redman
Scott & Susanne Guthrie
Scott McFarlane
Sherri Wolson & Neil Black
Sid & Teresa Shenai
Soma & Akila Somasegar
Stan & Kristine Baty
Steve & Heather Murch
Steve & Heather Singh
Steve & Patty Fleischmann
Stuart Sloan
Sujal & Meera Patel
Sunny & Prerna Gupta
Susan Brotman
Suzi & Paul Latham
T.J. & Soozi McGill
Ted & Pam Kummert
Teresa Spellman Gamble & Tim Gamble
The Ackerley Family
The Ballmer Group
The Del Rio Family
The Foster Foundation
The Harnish Foundation
The Neupert Family Foundation
The Prentice Family/USI
The Sabey Family
The Wright Family & Grousemount Foundation & the Rolfe Family
Tim & Jenny Porter
Tola Capital
Tom & Sue Ellison
Tom Alberg & Judi Beck
Trang Le & Rich Tong
Troy & Stacey Cichos
Washington Federal Bank
Wright and Sandy Dickinson
Yaffa & Paul Maritz
Yahn Bernier & Beth McCaw
Yegeneh & Nader Naini
Yucca & Gary Rieschel

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