HomeStreet Bank (“HomeStreet”) and Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (“DWT”) hosted the 1st Annual Charity Golf Invitational on August 1 at The Golf Club in Newcastle, Wash. The event was organized by HomeStreet and DWT and raised $50,000 for two Seattle based nonprofit agencies: Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County (“Habitat”) and Wellspring Family Services. Each organization received $25,000 to support their respective missions.
“HomeStreet is proud to support the missions of these two organizations, as they serve the needs of individuals and families throughout the Seattle-King County region. We are grateful to our co-sponsoring partner in this event, Davis Wright Tremaine, all of our sponsors and our all-volunteer organizing committee,” said Mark Mason, president and CEO of HomeStreet Bank. DWT managing partner Dave Baca echoed Mr. Mason’s comments, saying “We take great pride in our relationship with HomeStreet and we are pleased to have had the opportunity to continue our longstanding support for both Wellspring and Habitat.”
HomeStreet Bank has long supported Habitat through volunteer service, board leadership, and charitable contributions. Habitat provides low-income housing solutions to address the critical need for affordable housing and strong and vibrant neighborhoods. Habitat has built or renovated more than 300 homes for families in need of affordable housing.
Wellspring Family Services serves families in the King County region by addressing the root causes of homelessness for children, adults and families. The organization, which has a long history of board involvement from DWT, helps homeless families find and maintain a permanent place to live, offers education and resources for abusive partners to learn non-violent behaviors, and provides counseling to empower parents to nurture their children’s emotional development. HomeStreet Bank financially supported Wellspring’s capital campaign for its new building.
More than 270 golfers participated at the event, which took place on the China Creek and Coal Creek courses. Golfers included HomeStreet and Davis Wright Tremaine management, board members, clients, event sponsors, staff and guests.