Difference Makers

Behind every charity, auction or event is 'the story'. How we got there, the emotional connection between complete strangers, and the people who want to make a difference. We explore the journey, the work and the drive that it takes to pull communities together and celebrate not just the 'cause', but the people behind them. These are the DIFFERENCE MAKERS.

Latest Episodes

Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition

One of Seattle’s most magical and festive nights. This heart-warming tradition attracts nearly 10,000 people every year to enjoy holiday music while raising funds for the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank. Come one, come all and bring your voices!

Encompass: A Community Where ALL Children Thrive

At Encompass, they passionately believe that every family deserves a place to turn when they need help. Through Early Learning, Pediatric Therapy, and Family Enrichment programs for children ages 0-8 and their families, Encompass has given thousands of children the foundation they need to get the right start—and thrive for a lifetime. And it’s almost time for “All That GLITTERS”, their super fun Autumn Gala.

GenPRIDE: Aging in the LGBTQ Community with Pride and Dignity

GenPRIDE is a nonprofit organization which offers important new opportunities to develop and test multi-generational solutions to the challenges facing LGBTQ midlife and older adults. Losing a lifetime partner, social solidarity, and for some feeling they have to go ‘back in the closet’. We discuss ALL of this, and how GenPRIDE is helping to reduce isolation of LGBTQ older adults and enhance their success as they age-in-community. PLUS, a personal invitation to GENERATIONS CELEBRATION (October 5th, 2019 in Seattle*) honoring LGBTQ Elders. An evening gala of food, music, dance and networking. As your emcee, I guarantee you’ll have a blast. Now let’s meet our DIFFERENCE MAKER of GenPRIDE: KAREN FREDRIKSEN-GOLDSEN PhD

*THANK YOU! As this event has already happened for 2019 and hugely successful! Still LOTS of incredible GenPRIDE information here and follow for more events and ways you can contribute:)