thursday, november 2, 2017
Look forward to an inspiring evening with UBB board members, staff, student alumni, and family of community supporters. The evening promises to be a fun and celebratory occasion with Laura Michalek, Fundraising Auctioneer, powering the silent and live auctions, raffle, and paddle raise. Catered dinner by Herban Feast, with beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages provided.
Featuring keynote speaker adam foss, founder, prosecutor impact and top ted talk 2016
Adam J. Foss, is a co-founder and President of Prosecutor Impact, a non-profit formed in 2016 to improve community safety in the United States through a better understanding of the most important actor in the criminal justice system: the criminal prosecutor. Adam is a former assistant district attorney in the Juvenile Division of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston, Massachusetts, and a fierce advocate for criminal justice reform and the importance of the role of the prosecutor in ending mass incarceration. Foss believes that the profession of prosecution is ripe for reinvention. Requiring better incentives and more measurable metrics for success beyond, simply, “cases won” led him to co-found Prosecutor Impact, a nonprofit that develops training and curriculum for prosecutors to reframe their role in the criminal justice system.
Most recently, the Mandela Foundation recognized Mr. Foss as the 2017 Nelson Mandela Changemaker of the Year. Fast Company named him one of the Most Creative People in Business of 2017 and The Root named Foss one of the 100 most influential black Americans of 2016. He was named Graduate of the Last Decade by his alma mater, Suffolk University Law School and is a visiting senior fellow at Harvard Law School. In February of 2016, Foss delivered a TED talk that has already eclipsed 2 million views. In 2015 he was voted one of the country’s 40 most up-and-coming lawyers by National Law Journal and in 2013, the Massachusetts Bar Association voted him Prosecutor of the Year.
Foss currently works with Grammy-award winning artist John Legend on his efforts to end mass incarceration. In both his professional and personal capacities, he volunteers much of his time to the community in which he works.
Historic Sodo Park
3200 First Ave South, Seattle, WA 98134
Providing a unique and spacious yet intimate space.
Free parking and easily accessible from I-5 and Hwy 99.
thank you to our 2017 gala sponsors!
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