Save The Date: Thrive 2023 is Friday, November 3rd!

Celebrate on a special day that brings together a community of nearly 500 KidVantage like-minded child advocates!
See our 2022 Thrive Report.

You're Invited!

Join us by filling a table of 10 friends, family, or co-workers to experience a yummy lunch, heartfelt provider testimony, and a topical keynote speaker.  This luncheon is about bringing together our community of like-minded, passionate child advocates – and we hope to see you there!

Please note: There is no cost to attend.  Guests will be asked to make a donation during the luncheon.

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Check out our sponsor offerings!

KidVantage’s sponsor offerings emphasize our fast-growing reach across Central Puget Sound.  As a result, sponsor levels are crafted so that you will experience increased exposure while supporting essential child and family sustaining services in our community.

See this year’s sponsorship opportunities!


Luncheon Details

Join us at KidVantage’s Helping Kids Thrive Benefit Luncheon where we will celebrate the power of community and what we can do together for thousands of kids every week!

Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th ST, Bellevue
Friday, November 3rd, 2023
Reception begins at 10:30am
Luncheon noon – 1:15pm

Angela Poe Russell
Thrive Emcee, TV Journalist/Exec. Producer

Whether it’s interviewing a sitting president, co-hosting a daily television talk show, or developing innovative content, Angela has a remarkable ability to connect with people through the screen, face-to-face, on stage, or via the written word. She’s proven that ability through her twenty years as a multimedia journalist. Angela most recently co-hosted the iconic primetime television show “Evening” on KING-TV (NBC) and prior to that, “Take 5”, also on KING. She was involved in developing all aspects of this collaboration and was honored for her work with a prestigious Gracie Award in 2019, given by the Alliance for Women in Media for excellence in programming. She currently is a freelance content creator and public speaker, who believes strongly in the power of storytelling to educate and inspire.

Panel Presentation

It’s story time!  We invite panelists with unique perspectives and behind-the-scenes knowledge of KidVantage that capture the true meaning of “What you give, we give!”

Luncheon Menu

Meydenbauer Overture Lunch menu includes your choice of Seasoned Chicken or Tofu Salad.  Both of theses options come with forbidden rice pilaf, green onions, red peppers, cumin roasted carrots, turmeric tomatoes, tahini yogurt sauce. *Please note that the Seasoned Tofu Salad is vegan.

Two delicious dessert options are available including Lemon Buttermilk Panna Cotta and Chocolate Crunch Cake.


At the Meydenbauer Center will be free, space is limited.

Have Questions?

Contact Kim Christensen, Senior Development Manager

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Updated as of July 20, 2023

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