Guest Speaker: Ed Petersen, Chief Strategic Officer, Housing Hope
Ed Petersen was born in Norway, grew up in Everett, graduated from Pacific Lutheran University, served in the Peace Corps, received his Master of Social Work degree at University of Pennsylvania, taught at the University of Trondheim in Norway and returned to the Pacific Northwest in 1979. In 1987 he was the founding Executive Director of Housing Hope, a nonprofit Housing Development Corporation dedicated to affordable housing solutions for homeless and low income households in Snohomish County. In 2011 he was the founding Executive Director for HopeWorks Social Enterprises, affiliated with Housing Hope to provide employment training and career pathways for homeless and at-risk households.
Also celebrate with us as we recognize outstanding contributors to philanthropy in our community.
Awards to be given:
Floyd & Delores Jones Spirit of Philanthropy Award
Heritage Bank Business Making a Difference Award
Gordon Riggs Pay It Forward Award