Q1 Corporate Member Briefing

Q1 Corporate Member Briefing

Event details

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
12:00pm to 1:00pm PST

About this event

This special Corporate Member Briefing is open to all interested attendees. You do not need to be a Philanthropy Northwest member to attend this event. 

As we delve into 2021, it is imperative that we do so in tandem with thoughtful reflection on 2020. There is still much work to be done and many unknowns about how to address community needs brought on by the pandemic, environmental disasters and racial justice efforts that shook our nation this past year. At Philanthropy Northwest, our corporate funders group has been grappling with tough questions both within their respective organizations and within the sector as a whole.

In the midst of crisis, United Way of King County has emerged as a shining example of how an organization can thoughtfully strategize and quickly respond. During this Corporate Member Briefing, Gordon McHenry, Jr., the president and CEO of United Way of King County, will join us to share his valuable perspective on leading his organization through this unprecedented time. He will discuss what United Way of King County believes the journey of becoming an anti-racist organization requires both internally and externally, and how both paths are not rooted in the "what," but the "how." Gordon will talk through the process of taking forward action using the guidance of organizational priorities while developing the means for reaching goals of racial equity.

Please register in advance for this event and contact Sharayah Lane with any questions.


Gordon McHenry, Jr., CEO, United Way of King County

In October 2019, Gordon McHenry, Jr. took the role of president & CEO of United Way of King County. United Way is a nonprofit organization that brings people together to give, volunteer and take action to help people in need and solve our community’s toughest challenges. United Way works to ensure people have homes, students graduate and families are financially stable.  

Prior to United Way of King County, McHenry served as president & CEO of Solid Ground, executive director of Rainier Scholars and as corporate counsel, and then in a variety of executive leadership roles at The Boeing Company. 

Gordon is a lifetime resident of King County has served on a variety of boards involved with education, social service and environmental issues, and currently serves as chair of the Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice, member of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority Implementation Board and as a member on the boards of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.  

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