Doing Well and Doing Good: Business Philanthropy and Development symposium at SCC in February

Saturday, January 28, 2012



The Global Affairs Center at Shoreline Community College is hosting a series of four speakers who will tell the story of their companies’ efforts to promote charity and development at home and abroad. Held on consecutive Wednesday evenings (February 8, 15, 22 and 29) these events are FREE to the public. 

All events 7-8:30pm, PUB 9208 Quiet Dining Room 


Wednesday, February 8 

Joe Whinney, Founder, Theo Chocolate 

Theo Chocolate is the only producer of organic, specialty chocolate in the U.S. that prides itself on using sustainably grown ingredients, and ensuring that cacao growers overseas earn a living wage. 


Wednesday, February 15 

Jeff Martin, Chief Operating Officer for Pura Vida Create Good, and Director of the Create Good Foundation 

Since 1998 Pura Vida Create Good has been selling premium Fair Trade certified coffee and using its profits to promote water purification and public health in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Mexico. 


Wednesday, February 22

Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director of Global Community Affairs, Microsoft Corporation 

Since 1983, Microsoft and its employees have provided over $4.6 billion in cash, services and software to nonprofits around the world through localized giving and volunteer campaigns. 


Wednesday, February 29 

Elizabeth J. Warman, Director, Global Corporate Citizenship – NW Region, Boeing Co. 

Worldwide the Boeing Company and its employees gave $147.3 million in 2011 to help improve people’s lives and communities. More than $15 million of that went to communities in the Pacific Northwest to support education, health and human services, arts and culture, and the environment. 

For more information regarding these programs, visit the Global Affairs Center website

Shoreline Community College is located at 16101 Greenwood Avenue North, west of Aurora Avenue. Directions and a map of the campus



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