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Our Corporate Sponsors

Zinpro

More than 45 years ago, Zinpro Corporation pioneered the research and development of organic trace minerals to improve animal wellness and performance. As a family-owned, privately-held company, our steady growth has come as a result of quality products, quality people and a focus on one thing: trace mineral nutrition. Today, the company has regional sales offices located in nine countries and markets its products in more than 70 countries worldwide.

Holistique Health Institute

At Holistique Health Institute, we 'transform lives from within’ by integrating a cutting edge balance of western, eastern, natural, bio-energy and anti-aging therapies. Consisting of Naturopathic Doctors, Acupuncturists, Nutritionists and Aesthetics, our compassionate team is dedicated to the supportive care of your entire family. holistiquehealth.com

Trilogy International

A wireless telecommunications operator formed in 2005 by industry veterans, Trilogy establishes foundations in all of its operations as part of a comprehensive corporate social responsibility philosophy focused on education and community support. trilogy-international.com

Amazon

Amazon, based in Seattle, Washington was founded on July 5, 1994. The tech giant is the largest Internet-based retailer in the world. It started as an online bookstore and later diversified to sell DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, video downloads/streaming, MP3 downloads/streaming, audiobook downloads/streaming, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry. The company also produces consumer electronics—notably, Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Echo—and is the world's largest provider of cloud infrastructure services.

Auto Center NW Mercedes, Jaquar and Land Rover

Auto Center NW Mercedes, Jaguar and Land Rover— locally owned, family driven and proud supporter of the Mona Foundation. autocenternw.com

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines is an American airline headquartered in the Seattle metropolitan area of the state of Washington. The company was founded in 1932 as McGee Airways, offering flights from Anchorage, Alaska. Alaska Airlines has flights to more than one hundred destinations in the contiguous United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba and Mexico. The airline is a major air carrier and, along with its sister airlines Horizon Air and Virgin America, is part of the Alaska Air Group. The airline has been ranked by J. D. Power and Associates as having the highest customer satisfaction of the traditional airlines for ten consecutive years

Group of Gold Line

The Group of Gold Line (GL) is a Canadian group of companies specializing in the research, development, marketing and worldwide distribution of telecommunication solutions and technology products through four lines of business: Telephony, Web2Print, IPTV and Business Solutions.

Founded in 1991, GL is today the largest provider of prepaid long distance products and services in North America, selling over 300 million minutes of long distance calling per month. GL is also the world’s largest provider of multicultural IPTV programming and operates the world’s largest multicultural ad exchange. GL also offers hosting services through its state of the art data centre in its head offices in Markham, Ontario. GL’s products are distributed at approximately 100,000 points of sale, by over 1000 resellers (GLAgents) in over 50 countries.

GL’s mission is to connect people and bring them closer to their family, business, culture and language through innovative, unique and competitive technology-based products and services.

Lotus Laser & Spa

Lotus Laser & Spa is a medical spa located in the heart of Bellevue offering many non-surgical, no down time aesthetic options so that you can regain your youthfulness and be your vibrant self. lotuslaserspa.com

Real Property Associates (RPA)

Real Property Associates is a full service residential and commercial real estate brokerage and property management company. RPA offers an unbeatable combination of experience, customer service and integrity. seattlehouses.com

Holland America Line

At Holland America Line, we believe travel has the power to change the world. We consider it our higher purpose to help make the world a better place through opening minds, building connections, and inspiring a shared humanity.

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT)

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2017 Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.

Zemax

The leading optical and mechanical design software, Zemax serves scientists, engineers, researchers, and students. We touch nearly every optical system manufactured today, from cell phone cameras to imaging systems for the Mars Rover. zemax.com

Girlie Press

Girlie Press Inc. is a full-service commercial print shop, founded in 1995. We do offset, letterpress and digital printing. We do anything that involves putting ink (or toner) on paper—music posters, postcards, stationery, annual reports, fancy invitations—and we take pride in bringing a high level of expertise and customer service to every job. Get a run-down of our products and services to see what we can do for you. http://www.girliepress.com/

QFC

QFC is your destination for beautiful, fresh flowers! For special days like birthdays and anniversaries…or just because…we have the perfect flowers for any occasion. qfc.com

Artifex

Audrey Nezer established Artifex in 1995 with the idea that cool communications that move people to act need not be the exclusive domain of the for-profit world. Today, we communicate the serious work of social service nonprofits with creativity, thought and, if it works, humor. Each organization we work with is eager for refined, consistent communications to spread its message. Each is dedicated to a particular social purpose and needs to communicate to potential supporters in a compelling way. We develop print and digital communications that achieve specific goals. No matter the media, the materials always focus on positive outcomes, conveying tough social issues in a hopeful light. We get behind the missions of our clients and design effective ways to achieve them. http://artifex.net

HomeDepot

The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement retailer with nearly 400,000 associates and more than 2,200 stores in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The typical store today averages 105,000 square feet of indoor retail space, interconnected with an e-commerce business that offers more than one million products for the DIY customer, professional contractors, and the industry’s largest installation business for the Do-It-For-Me customer.

Whole Foods Market

As a world leader in natural and organic foods, Whole Foods Market prides itself on being America’s healthiest grocery store. Whole Foods Market maintains the strictest quality standards in the industry and has an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture. Today, Whole Foods Market has 479 stores in North America and the United Kingdom. wholefoodsmarket.com

Corporate Supporters through Matching Funds

Thank you to the following corporations that help our supporters maximize their impact through a matching gift:

Adobe
Apple
Causecast Charitable Foundation
Citizens Charitable Foundation
ENGIE North America
Google
Intel
The K Foundation
Martin Motivation Solutions
Microsoft
Omidyar Network
Paypal Giving Fund
Portland General Electric
United Way of King County

Keith Gehrig
Office and Database Manager

Keith Gehrig joined Mona Foundation in October of 2015 as the Office and Database Manager. He has a BA from San Jose State University and recently received his Masters Degree from Seattle University. Keith has worked and volunteered in the non-profit sector for the last 30+ years. He has served on boards in many capacities starting in 1985 including one where he over-saw a grant program. He is thrilled to be at Mona Foundation, helping to make a difference in the world. He was recently appointed to the Snohomish County Arts Commission representing District 4.

Giving to others is probably the most selfless thing one human can do.
Melina Rajaei
Senior Program Officer

Melina has a degree in Museum Collections Management and Care and recently joined the dedicated team at the Mona Foundation. She lives in the Hawaiian Islands and travels throughout the South Pacific learning about how quantitative and qualitative data help community building endeavors become more systematic. Of particular interest is the fundamental role education plays at empowering local inhabitants in becoming agents of change.

Understanding is in itself the greatest of all motivators. There is a longing in every human heart for meaning; there is a natural craving for knowledge of the outer and inner realities of creation.
Laura Baerwolf

Laura is a skilled administrator with a Master’s degree in Public Health/Health Services Administration and over 20 years of management and organizational experience. She previously worked as a Director for a major healthcare company with operational oversight of a multi-department, 200 employee division and has more recently provided project management and executive support for the Northwest Regional Bahá'í Council with a small office of mainly volunteer staff. In her current role as Regional Coordinator for the Northwest Regional Training Institute, Laura participates in the development of a global educational system for children, youth and adults that builds their capacity to contribute to the transformation of society.

Education and capacity building are key to empowering individuals and communities to create a just and peaceful world.
Zanele Sibanda
Monitoring and Evaluation and Grantmaking Lead

Zanele has been working at the intersection of community development, child and youth development, both in the United States (urban communities) and in southern and eastern Africa (rural communities). Over the last twenty years she has provided leadership in program development, grantmaking, capacity building, learning and evaluation, as well as and advocacy to catalyze systems change.

Zanele developed her experience working with the Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, the Chicago Public Schools, Chicago United, Rural Craft Cottage Industries in Zimbabwe, and the Firelight Foundation. As the Director of Programs for Firelight Foundation, where she led a seven-member team in identifying, funding, and building the capacity of grassroots organizations in southern and eastern Africa. Zanele transformed the foundation’s funding model by defining a long-term to partnership model, capacity building strategy, and learning and evaluation approach.

Most recently Zanele has been working as a philanthropic adviser with private foundations and public charities, bringing in her expertise in strategy development, grantmaking, monitoring and evaluation, as well as capacity building and design of collective impact initiatives.

Zanele received her undergraduate degree from Grinnell College and completed graduate studies in social policy at the University of Chicago.

Education is the instrument of peace and prosperity.