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Thank you for joining us on May 6th, 2021

Did you miss the live show? You can still join in. Please consider donating, watch the 3-minute “About Community Roots” video, or tell a friend about community-centric fundraising.

Top of the Town brings together community leaders, developers, and friends who believe in creating an affordable and inclusive Seattle. This year, we were excited to feature thought leader Vu Le and his incisive observations on social justice issues. Because the event was virtual, we get to invite even more of our community than in the past.

Despite being physically spread out across the region, we can still came together to focus on a belief that unites us:

Everyone has the right to a quality, affordable home.

At Community Roots Housing, this truth drives our work. Join us to help make this right truly accessible for more of our neighbors in the Seattle area.  Event donations, ticket sales, and partnerships fund our work of supporting residents, strengthening communities, and creating more affordable homes. 

Keynote speaker Vu Le

Vu Le writes the blog, Nonprofit AF. His passion to make the world better, combined with a low score on the Law School Admission Test, drove him into the field of nonprofit work, where he learned that we should take the work seriously, but not ourselves. Vu is part of the leadership at Community-Centric Fundraising, a fundraising model grounded in equity and social justice that prioritizes the entire community over individual organizations, fosters a sense of belonging and interdependence, presents work holistically instead of as individual transactions, and encourages mutual support between nonprofits.

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This year Top of the Town was centered around the intersection of social equity, housing affordability, and philanthropy. We know these are interlocking pieces that exist within larger systems, with inequities that urgently need to be addressed. Vu Le’s deep experience in the field of nonprofit work and social justice shined a light on enacting change which prioritizes collective community over individual organizational missions. We are honored to have amplified his message and  join together in conversation to rethink the dynamics of philanthropy in support of housing justice for our whole community.

We are deeply grateful for all the support from our many donors and other partners in our work. 

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