Category Archive • Fundraising

GiveBIG NOW! Support What You Love at the Commons!

GiveBIG is the Seattle Foundation’s annual day of giving when folks across the region are encouraged to give to the things they love and value. We sure hope that Third Place Commons makes it onto your list this year! Why GiveBIG? Third Place Commons is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization where your Commons Community gathers and thrives. ...

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What a wonderful day at the Commons!

Breakfast crowd

On Thursday, March 8th, we were delighted to celebrate our “Commons Community Values” with about 240 members of our closest colleagues, friends, and neighbors. It was Third Place Commons’ annual breakfast – our biggest fundraiser of the year – and the day when individuals come together as one to support our daily work to foster ...

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Special Words for a Special Lady – Diane Hettrick!

At this year’s annual community breakfast on March 8th, we presented the annual Friends of the Community Award to the well-deserving Diane Hettrick, who founded the Shoreline Area News in 2009 and has been dutifully running and editing it every day without fail — and without compensation — since then! In honor of the occasion, local ...

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Get a Sneak Peek at the Breakfast & Auction!

With the Third Place Commons annual fundraising breakfast just over a week away on March 8th, anticipation is building for a truly special community event including a better-than-ever live auction with something for everyone. ​So if you don’t have your tickets yet, now is the time. A popular annual tradition, the breakfast is always a wonderful occasion ...

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Meet Breakfast Speaker Ron Chew!

Local nonprofit leader, community organizer, and renowned thought leader Ron Chew will be the featured speaker at Third Place Commons’ upcoming annual community breakfast on Thursday, March 8. Chew is a nationally recognized thought leader who established himself on the national stage during his 17 years as executive director of the Wing Luke Museum of the ...

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It’s Time for Breakfast! Join Us!

Third Place Commons invites you to join us in Celebrating Our Commons Community Values at our annual community breakfast on Thursday, March 8th. ​This lively, fast-paced event is our biggest fundraiser of the year and is the perfect time to join with friends, colleagues, and neighbors in showing your support for the extraordinary community that is ...

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A Look Back at a Great 2017!

You have helped make 2017 a banner year at Third Place Commons and the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market!  Truly, the Commons has been overflowing with wonderful events over the past year. In February, a student marimba concert played to a packed house. In March, the Earth Smart Green Fair enlightened hundreds of community members eager to ...

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A Year-End Message from Third Place Commons Board Members to YOU

December 2017 When you think of Third Place Commons, what do you think of first? Do you think of the arts? Of the live music and dancing? Of the Art-Ins, game nights, foreign language conversation groups, and other community meet-ups? Do you think of having lunch with friends or meeting with colleagues or having a coffee while ...

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The Holly-Jolliest Month of All This December

Wow, there’s a lot going on in December at Third Place Commons! From an indoor holiday farmers market & crafts fair to dance recitals and dance lessons to holiday concerts and the ever popular Caspar Babypants. And of course, we’ll be enjoying great live music and dancing every Friday and Saturday night just like always. ...

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Give Back to Your Commons Community for #GivingTuesday

If you’re reading this, then you know that Third Place Commons serves our shared community like no other organization. From free music and dancing every Friday and Saturday night to the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market from May to October, from weekly Kaleidoscope Play & Learn sessions for toddlers to weekly Mahjong Mondays for seniors, the ...

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