Jeanne Burbidge poses with her Help, Hope, Change award. Courtesy photo

Jeanne Burbidge poses with her Help, Hope, Change award. Courtesy photo

First-ever virtual luncheon raises $85,000 for Federal Way’s Multi-Service Center

Jeanne Burbidge was awarded MSC’s second-annual Help, Hope, Change award.

The first-ever virtual 2020 Multi-Service Center luncheon became the program’s most successful luncheon to date, raising over $85,000 to support MSC programs and services in South King County.

“Your role is to facilitate dream. You make a dream too big become a dream come true,” said Caylin Moore, keynote speaker at the 2020 MSC Helps Luncheon, chaired by King Councilmember Dave Upthegrove.

The local community of supporters are dream makers, said MSC CEO Robin Corak.

“We are in awe of the support MSC is receiving for our programs as the current health crisis continues to impact us all in so many ways,” Corak said. “Our South King County community really cares for each other and that shows with how so many are giving of their time and treasure to make sure that those who may need help are able to receive it.”

Jeanne Burbidge, former City of Federal Way Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and City Councilmember, was awarded MSC’s second-annual Help, Hope, Change award which celebrates a community leader or corporation that exemplifies the mission of MSC to provide pathways out of poverty for our neighbors, according to a recent news release.

“MSC was honored to present Jeanne with this award for all the work she has done as a community leader, an organizer, a volunteer, and a benefactor,” Corak said. “Jeanne puts everything she has into supporting what is important to her, and that’s community.”

The MSC Helps Luncheon is an annual fundraising event held in October to benefit the programs and services of Multi-Service Center. Those who may have missed this year’s event can view it online at mschelps.org/getinvolved/mschelpsluncheon/.

Nominations for the 2021 Help, Hope, Change Award will open in January.

Sponsors for the 2020 luncheon include Shelter Resources, Inc., Federal Way Public Schools, Group Health Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Coldwell Banker Danforth, Loveridge Hunt & Co, Sound Transit, Sprague Israel Giles, and more. A full list is available on the MSC’s website.

Multi-Service Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that offers people in South King County pathways out of poverty through support and resources in education, employment, housing, energy assistance, food, and clothing. More information can be found online at mschelps.org or by calling 253-838-6810.


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