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El Gaucho Seattle Raises
over $145,000 for
Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

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Paul Mackay Named 2007 Cornerstone Humanitarian of the Year

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2701 First Ave., Ste. 300
Seattle 98121
Community and Charity

Building a Strong Community—
It’s one of the core values our company was built upon.

Our restaurants forge a strong bond with our communities by being generous in our fundraising for local charities, as well as giving our time and energy to building better communities. We strongly feel that each of us has a certain obligation to help make our world a better place, and we are privileged to serve and give back to the communities we so deeply care about. Through financial giving, time and resources, we have donated more than $3,000,000 since our inception in just over a decade.

The organization in which we have an ongoing commitment to is the Seattle Union Gospel Mission, where you will find our team joyfully serving lunch on every third Thursday and the last Wednesday of every month.
Since 1932 the Mission has dedicated their efforts to compassionately helping those in need with services in education, spiritual development, and basic life essentials. We strongly believe in their mission to “serve, rescue, and transform those in greatest need” and are proud to partner with them to help restore hope in our community. El Gaucho Hospitality was honored to receive the National Restaurant Association's Good Neighbor Award in 2013 for our work with the Mission.

Charitable Contributions
Activity by Cause:
Where our charitable donations
have gone to date this year:

K-12 Education: 32%
Human Services: 19%
Health Care: 10%
Arts/Culture/Humanities: 8%
Community Improvement: 7%
Other: 24%

If you would like us to participate in your charitable cause, please see our options below for consideration.

Donor-Aided Matching
We’ll be honest – we have a hard time saying no. Unfortunately, the requests have far outstripped our capacity to give. In this spirit, we have created a donor-aided matching program. It works like this: every gift card you purchase at full value, we will match. For example, if you purchase a $100 gift card, we will match it with another $100, creating a $200 gift card for your fundraising needs. Please note that restaurants cannot fulfill the charity match requests in store.

To take advantage of our donor-aided matching program, simply follow the steps on our

Gridiron Society Members
Another option for your auction is through a Gridiron Society Member, which is an invitation-only club exclusive to El Gaucho Hospitality restaurants. Members receive certain benefits, one of which is the ability to annually donate a Chef's Wine Dinner for Four at any of our restaurants to the charity of their choice. There are 200 Gridiron Society Members, and while we do not publish names, ask if you have a Gridiron member on your board or procurement committee to tap into this resource.

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