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ArtsFund recognized as Non Profit of the Year at Seattle Business Magazine’s 2015 Community Impact Awards

SEATTLE (October 22, 2015) – ArtsFund was named as Non Profit of the Year by Seattle Business magazine, which honored the region’s most influential business and community leaders on October 21, 2015, at the second annual Community Impact Awards. A sold-out crowd of more than 360 guests at the Museum of History and Industry celebrated 26 honorees in categories ranging from sustainability to youth development.

Joni Earl received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding influence on the region as CEO of Sound Transit. The evening concluded with a touching video tribute to the legacy she has built.

The Community Impact Awards received the generous support of presenting sponsor PwC and signature sponsors Alaska Airlines, Dorsey & Whitney and WGU Washington.

The award winners are:

Business of the Year: Small Companies                      
WINNER: Pacific Continental Bank
SILVER: Windermere Real Estate
SILVER: CFO Selections                               

Business of the Year: Midsize Companies  
WINNER: Seattle Sounders FC
SILVER: El Gaucho Hospitality                              

Business of the Year: Large Companies     
WINNER: Holland America Line
SILVER: Symetra
SILVER: The Puyallup Tribe of Indians
                               

Nonprofit of the Year                      
WINNER: ArtsFund
SILVER: Childhaven
SILVER: Seattle Neighborhood Greenways
                               

Sustainability in Business Operations                         
WINNER: Canyon Creek Cabinet Company
SILVER: Precor Inc.
SILVER: Edifecs

Green Products/Services                 
WINNER: Itron
SILVER: Element 8

Social Entrepreneurship                 
WINNER: Second Use
SILVER: Community Sourced Capital

Pro Bono Services                             
WINNER: Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson

Youth Development                           
WINNER: YouthCare
SILVER: The First Tee of Greater Seattle
SILVER: Juma Ventures
                              
Job Creation and Workforce Development               
WINNER: MOD Pizza
SILVER: Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound
SILVER: Evergreen Beauty College

 Lifetime Achievement                     
Joni Earl, CEO, Lifetime Achievement

Read more about the 2015 Community Impact Awards at seattlebusinessmag.com.

ABOUT SEATTLE BUSINESS: Seattle Business is a monthly magazine read by more than 100,000 business executives across the state. Annual events tied to its editorial coverage include the Executive Excellence Awards, Leaders in Health Care Awards, Washington Manufacturing Awards, 100 Best Companies to Work For Awards, Tech Impact Awards, Community Impact Awards and Family Business Awards. Seattle Business is owned by Minneapolis-based Tiger Oak Publications, which also publishes Seattle magazine, Seattle Bride magazine and more than 20 other leading regional magazines.