REI: 2017 Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation

REI: 2017 Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation

Please join us in honoring REI's exceptional commitment to philanthropy at AFP Advancement Northwest's 2017 National Philanthropy Day luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 2 at The Westin Seattle.

The outdoor retailer’s philanthropic roots run deep. Here are a few of the many ways REI is making a positive impact in our communities and on our world, in the words of organizations that nominated the company:

“REI partners with a wide range of nonprofits, serving as a vital resource to Forterra — providing flexibility to bring together a diverse array of partners and community members to carry out a complex regional stewardship program (called the Green City Partnership).”

Danna Bowers, Forterra

“Through financial gifts, board service, and a broad spectrum of partnerships, REI has demonstrated their commitment to connecting children to the natural world.”

Emily Crandall, IslandWood

“Because of REI’s support, at the College of the Environment we have been able to expand our research, network, and partners working to better understand and leverage the linkages between nature and human health.”

Dean Lisa J. Graumlich, University of Washington College of the Environment

“They fundraise for climbs, spend weekends in the parks conducting stewardship projects, provide goods for our annual auction, and welcome us at the table whenever appropriate. REI is as synonymous with the great state of Washington as Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks.”

Laurie B. Ward, Washington’s National Park Fund

“REI is a true leader in corporate responsibility, partnering with the nonprofit sector by leveraging their financial resources, human resources, and brand in service of public lands.”

Jill Simmons, Washington Trails Association

Learn more about National Philanthropy Day

plus a pre-luncheon event we're  hosting for the first time this year ...

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Presenting Sponsors

Founder Sponsor 

Supporter Sponsors
Bank of America
Campion Foundation
Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation 

Donor Sponsors
The Seattle Foundation
Washington State Convention Center

Patron Sponsors
Clark Nuber, PS
Campbell & Company
Pacific Continental Bank
Suzanne Hittman


National Philanthropy Day luncheon proceeds support AFP Advancement Northwest’s work to empower individuals and organizations to practice ethical fundraising through professional education, networking, research and advocacy. Learn more at

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