Thank you to everyone who contributed to a successful event! Community Roots Housing raised over $190,000 at our first ever virtual Top of Town. This total includes sponsorships, ticket sales, pledges, donations and matching gifts, and donations made in lieu of attendance. Due to the event being virtual, we were able to net more funds than ever to support our mission. Every gift enables our work building new affordable homes, supporting residents’ access to opportunity, and keeping our communities healthy.
We extend special thanks to our friends Steven Knipp, executive director of GenPRIDE, and Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange, president of Seattle Central College, as well as the many others who devoted their time to our event last night. Dr. Edwards Lange expressed the trust she has placed in Community Roots Housing, and Steven celebrated the partnership that is working to support Seattle’s aging LGBTQ population. Attendees also got to enjoy the musical stylings of Benjamin Hunter, local musician, composer, socialpreneur, educator, and a founder of cultural spaces Hillman City Collaboratory and the Black & Tan Hall.
Community Roots Housing, formerly Capitol Hill Housing, works every day to make sure that Seattle neighborhoods remain accessible to people at all income levels. For those of you who weren’t able to give during Top of the Town, we invite you to donate to our work now. Funds raised support Community Roots Housing as we work to build and preserve safe, affordable, quality homes for our neighbors throughout the city.