BECU members! Nominate the PNA for a People Helping People Award

BECU members! Nominate the PNA for a People Helping People Award
By ana-maria

As a BECU member, you can nominate your favorite nonprofitslike the PNA!to receive a People Helping People Award of up to $50,000. BECU’s People Helping People is an annual member-led event that recognizes and supports the important work of local nonprofits. 

Nonprofit nominations are due by June 30, and your nomination of the PNA could help our vital community-driven programs and services! The nomination process is short and includes sharing a personal story about your involvement with our work. You’ll also be asked why you think the PNA embodies the philosophy of the BECU People Helping People Awards (see hints below).  

We’d love it if you would nominate the PNA and share why you think our work matters. Thank you for helping us make a difference in the community! 

Info you need to know to nominate the PNA:

  • You’ll need the PNA’s tax id: 91-1112780
  • You’ll need PNA’s contact for the program:
    Lyndsay Campbell, Development Director
    [email protected]

Learn more & Nominate the PNA!


Why should you nominate the PNA?

The PNA contributes to building a better community in so many ways! In fact, our work fits into most of the People Helping People program’s focus areas:

  • Advancing education (Pre-K through college): We support the positive development and education of kids through our Whittier Kids Preschool and School-Age programs. We also host cooperative preschool programs that involve the entire family in their children’s early education.
  • Arts and culture: We host community cultural events like Holi Festival of Colors and Día de los Muertos. We support local artists with our Winter Festival & Crafts Fair and PhinneyWood Art Sale & Stroll. We partner with Emerald City Arts to showcase local artists’ work in our building and partner with other nonprofit organizations like Scarecrow Video, Humanities Washington, and Mirror Stage for lectures and films.
  • Providing for basic human needs: Our Hot Meal Program serves three meals a week—over 20,000 a year—to anyone who needs them. Our Greenwood Senior Center is a hub of support for older adults offering meals, social services, counseling, and senior advocacy.
  • Strengthening local communities: Our mission is to build community! We offer many events and opportunities to gather and connect with neighbors throughout the year. For example, we host the Phinney Farmers Market all summer! Our robust small business program helps local businesses thrive and build community through events like PhinneyWood Pride Rainbow Hop and campaigns like the Hunger Goblin Food Drive.
  • Preserving health and promoting wellness: Through our Hot Meal program, diners have access to free medical and dental care. Older adults have access to a wide array of health and wellness activities, plus mental health care, at the Greenwood Senior Center.

Learn more & Nominate the PNA!