2017 STAR Awards – Departments 251-600 employees

The King County Employee Giving Program Department Achievement Awards recognize departmental milestones in 4 categories: participation rate, overall dollars pledged, most improved from previous year, and the number of “new connections,” a.k.a new  donors, that were made in a year. The EGP is excited to recognize the following departments with 251 to 600 employees for their achievements: Participation (…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

King County Information Technology (KCIT) Pilots Volunteer Program

In 2018, the King County Employee Giving Program (KCEGP) is launching its new volunteer program. In partnership, King County Information Technology (KCIT), a department of King County government, and KCEGP are initiating a pilot engagement to accomplish three objectives: Understand technology needs of Nonprofits Align volunteer services Establish an ongoing program KCIT has more than…