Members’ Annual Meeting & Brunch Photos

Rebecca with her Volunteer Mentor Sonja Banks.

Thank you to the Katherine B. Friele Circle for hosting a lovely Brunch for Seattle Milk Fund Members. We heard from current student Rebecca as she thanked Seattle Milk Fund for making it possible for her to get her first college degree (she is a graduating senior at UW-Bothell).

Photos from the event are now on our Flickr page.

2016 Fruit and Flower Award Honoree

Sue Tong, 2016 Fruit and Flower Award Honoree

Volunteer Extraordinaire, Sue Tong was named Seattle Milk Fund’s 2016 Fruit and Flower Award Honoree! Thank you Sue for all you have done and continue to do for your circle, the Board of Trustees, and around the office. Sue was one of the Everett W. Nordstrom Circle’s Founding Members, and has been a Member and supporter of Seattle Milk Fund families since 1979.

New Board Officers

We are thrilled to announce Seattle Milk Fund’s new Officers for our Board of Trustees. These new Officers will serve two-year terms from May 2016-April 2018.

Terry Dessert is Seattle Milk Fund’s new Board of Trustees President. Terry has been a member of the Terese Smith Howard Circle for more than 35 years. She previously held her circle’s Co-Chair position.

Jennie Rogers, who is a former Board of Trustees President, will be this term’s Vice President. She is a current member of the Jean H. Shields Circle.

Sonja Banks is a member of the Terese Smith Howard Circle and will serve as the Board of Trustee’s Secretary.

Sara Harvey will continue to serve as Treasurer on the Board of Trustees. She is a current member of the Joy Goodenough Circle.

We send enormous gratitude to former Officers, Carol Wollenberg (President), Eileen Carney (Vice President), and Jane Pedersen (Secretary) for their hard work and dedication to Seattle Milk Fund families we support.


Bryn, a current student

Thank you to Bryn, a current Seattle Milk Fund student who graciously accepted an invitation to speak to our guests at our Seattle Milk FUNd event in April. Here is the speech she shared with the audience.

It is such a pleasure to be here tonight to share my educational journey with you.

As a fair warning – this speech might involve some tears, but don’t worry, they are tears of honor and joy as I reflect upon some of the lowest and most terrifying moments of my life and realize how far I have come. They are tears of appreciation as I realize that I would not be where I am today without the support from people like you, and programs like the Seattle Milk Fund. Read more.

Reuben’s Brews and Seattle Milk Fund Unite to Benefit Local Families

Reuben’s Brews and Seattle Milk Fund Unite to Benefit Local Families
Limited-edition Seattle Milk Stout to launch at Thank You Thursdays event on April 7

Raise a pint and support Seattle Milk Fund families! $1 from every pint of beer sold during Reuben’s Brews’ Thank You Thursdays event on April 7 will benefit Seattle Milk Fund’s Child Care and Family Support Program. In addition, Reuben’s Brews will release a limited-edition beer, Seattle Milk Stout, in honor of Seattle Milk Fund. $5 from each keg sold to local bars will be donated to Seattle Milk Fund.

WHAT: Thank You Thursdays Benefiting Seattle Milk Fund and Launch of Seattle Milk Stout

WHEN: Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 3-9 p.m.

WHERE: Reuben’s Brews, 5010 14th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107, with food truck, Burgerphenia

Read more.