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El Gaucho Seattle Raises over $145,000
for Seattle’s Union Gospel Mi
ssion
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Paul Mackay Named 2007 Cornerstone Humanitarian of the Year

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10 Harrison Street, Suite 311
Seattle, WA 98109
206.352.1450
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.

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: we will match $1 for $1 any amount donated toward a gift card in our restaurant for a particular charity, in increments of $50. For instance, if a donor to your charity gives $100 towards a purchase of a gift card, we will match it, therefore totaling $200 in gift cards for your fundraising needs. We will match up to $5,000 for any charity in a calendar year, for up to a total match of $500,000 in our fiscal year.

Request a DonationTo take advantage of our donor-aided matching program, simply follow the steps on our
ONLINE DONATION REQUEST or download our CHARITY MATCH FORM.

Gridiron Society Members
Our best guests are a driving force for charitable giving in our community, and they help direct us in where our resources should go. One of the benefits of this exclusive membership is an annual donation, on the member’s behalf, of a Chef’s Wine Dinner for Four at any of our restaurants to the charity of their choice. There are more than 500 Gridiron Society Members, which equates to potential donations of up to $300,000 to our communities. Ask if you have a Gridiron member on your board or procurement committee to tap into this resource.


Some of the other organizations that we have supported so far this year:
Boys and Girls Clubs
Medical Teams International
American Heart Association
Olive Crest
Seattle Aquarium
Virginia Mason
Bellevue Life Spring
Woodinville Chamber
Woodland Park Zoo
Seattle Hotel Association
Montlake Schools
Providence Mt. St. Vincent
Seattle Sports Commission
Boeing Classic – Benefiting:
  First Tee of Greater Seattle & Benaroya Research Institute
Plymouth Housing Group
Jim Mora Family Foundation
Ronald McDonald House
Point Defiance Zoo
The Heads Up Youth Foundation
The Soulful Giving Foundation
First Tee of Greater Portland
The Brian Grant Foundation
Liberty Road
Boys and Girls Clubs
USO Golf Tournament
Big Brothers & Sisters
Seattle Humane Society
Lewis McChord Joint Base
  various fundraising activities
 
 
 
 
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