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
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
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
In 2016, despite knee surgery, Misti Straight completed eleven 5Ks—that's nearly one a month! Misti loves sports. She’s an avid Seahawks fan and frequently spends her time cheering from the stands at Mariners games, Seahawks games, and NHL games. She also serves as Vice President on the board of a junior football nonprofit, Pac Highway … Continue reading EGP Committee Spotlight: Mistica Straight
The King County Employee Giving Program Committee is recruiting for open slots.
It's tax time! Employees want to know: how do I document workplace giving charitable donations for my taxes? For payroll donations, the IRS wants you to have two things: A copy of your pledge A copy of a paystub or a W-2 If you donated through the King County Employee Giving Program, lucky you! Here's … Continue reading The 1-2-3s on how to retrieve tax documentation for donations
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!
Story submitted by Beverly Hawkins, King County Employee Listening to NPR, National Public Radio, I heard a story about the Ebola outbreak in Liberia a few years back. It spoke of the brave doctors on the frontline, fighting this horrible affliction. One doctor, after coming down with Ebola, was nursed by his mother in an … Continue reading My Story – One World
Story submitted by Julie Long, Department of Executive Services I was a single mother of two at a very young age. Although most of the time I barely had what I needed to get by, helping others seemed to be an innate part of my genetic makeup. And I came from a long line of … Continue reading My Story – The Little Things
Story submitted by Kamryn Bettelon, Department of Judicial Administration I was caught in a flash flood coming home from vacation during Hurricane Harvey. Water on the road where my rental car was stuck reached almost 17 feet high. I know this because the sticker on the freeway overpass said "Clearance 16'9"" and water had reached … Continue reading My Story – Caught in a Hurricane