One year after 9-year-old Rachel Beckwith’s death from a car crash inspired people around the world to donate more than $1 million to a charity in her honor, her mom is in Ethiopia this week visiting the water wells her philanthropy paid for.
Numerous charitable organizations support a wide swath of arts and culture programs throughout the Seattle area. Provided here is just a small spectrum of some of the most influential charities doing just that in our great city.
People are already joking it’s a good thing the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation isn’t charging admission for its new visitor center, which showcases Bill Gates’ multibillion-dollar philanthropy, not his computers. But most people don’t know what to expect from the glass-clad public space in front of the new headquarters of the world’s largest charitable foundation. It opens Saturday, February 4.