2017 Ambassador STAR Awards – Service Excellence, Katherine Festa

Ambassador STAR Awards are peer-nominated awards for individuals or teams, to recognize outstanding contribution during the Annual Giving Drive. Service Excellence: Katherine Festa, Department of Community and Human Services The Service Excellence Award honors Ambassadors that go above and beyond in providing excellent customer service. This year's award winner has led by example in their commitment and … Continue reading 2017 Ambassador STAR Awards – Service Excellence, Katherine Festa

2017 Ambassador STAR Awards – Inspiration, Kathy Gill

Ambassador STAR Awards are peer-nominated awards for individuals or teams, to recognize outstanding contribution during the Annual Giving Drive. Inspiration: Kathy Gill, Elections This award recognizes the person or team who helped others shine a little brighter. Their passion, hard work and enthusiasm is contagious. They overcame obstacles during the Annual Giving Drive or were determined … Continue reading 2017 Ambassador STAR Awards – Inspiration, Kathy Gill

2017 Ambassador STAR Awards – Rookie of the Year, Kendall Cornejo

Ambassador STAR Awards are peer-nominated awards for individuals or teams for outstanding contribution during the Annual Giving Drive. Rookie of the Year: Kendall Cornejo, King County Sheriff's Office This award recognizes employees who in their first time serving as an Ambassador who take the opportunity by the horns. This person received 7, that’s right, 7 separate nominations! She was … Continue reading 2017 Ambassador STAR Awards – Rookie of the Year, Kendall Cornejo

2018 Nonprofit Application Cycle and Workshops

We are excited to announce the opening of our 2018 application cycle! Our program has grown to include more than 1,000 participating nonprofit organizations. In 2017, King County employees pledged $1.92 million to their favorite organizations. That monetary total, or course, doesn't convey all the love and adoration. We love watching community connections blossom! Each … Continue reading 2018 Nonprofit Application Cycle and Workshops

Nominate a Peer for a 2018 STAR Award!

It's that time of the year to recognize a colleague who went far and beyond the call of duty to make a difference in the community! With the Employee Giving Program's Annual Celebration just around the corner -- Thursday, February 15, 2018 (details below) -- which celebrates outstanding effort and contributions made by departments and individuals, we want … Continue reading Nominate a Peer for a 2018 STAR Award!

Hurricane Harvey – How you can help

On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 Hurricane in Texas. Over the weekend, it brought with it devastating flooding and destruction. See full article from New York Times here. “This event is unprecedented & all impacts are unknown & beyond anything experienced,” ~National Weather Service The greatest anticipated needs after … Continue reading Hurricane Harvey – How you can help

Applications open for Lead Ambassador teams

We are now accepting applications for Rock Stars (or aspiring Rock Stars) to join our Lead Ambassador teams across the county. This is a great role if you are interested in building or breathing fresh air into your leadership employee experience.  You will be building skills in developing and motivating others, project management, and working with … Continue reading Applications open for Lead Ambassador teams