115th Anniversary What Matters Most

About the What Matters Most Event

Since 1906, Neighborhood House has worked tirelessly to fulfill the dreams of our founders, “tikkun olam”, or repair the world. The What Matters Most annual event brings together over 500 of our region’s business leaders, elected officials, and community members with the shared mission of building community and increasing access to housing, health, education, and economic opportunity.  

MC: KUOW Host Angela King 

Keynote Speaker: King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay

King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay is the son of Ethiopian refugees the first in his family to attend high school or college, and a product of South Seattle Housing projects and public schools. He is an attorney, non-profit founder, and organizer. His life experiences have shaped his desire to pursue service and fight for our poor and working class neighbors. He will share his incredible journey with us as our keynote speaker!

The event is free to attend, with an opportunity to make a donation. Connect, learn, and invest in “What Matters Most” to our community. Together we can reach our vision of a healthy, diverse, and welcoming community, free of poverty and racism, where all people thrive.  

Watch the event below!

Prefer to donate today?

Would your company like to sponsor this event? 

Contact Emily Tomita (emilyt@nhwa.org) for more details.  

Are you interested in being a “What Matters Most” Table Captain? 

Table Captains are people who go above and beyond to invite friends, families, and colleagues to attend this event. Table Captains will have the opportunity to connect virtually with your guests before the event. 

Register and type “Table Captain” in the who invited you section to become one today or contact Arturo Martinez (arturom@nhwa.org) for more details.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Delightful Communications

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Puget Sound Energy

Renton Housing Authority

Seattle Goodwill

United Way King County

Vulcan Inc.