Throughout our long history in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, our attorneys have been integral members of the local civic, nonprofit, legal and construction industries. Each of our attorneys dedicates his or her time and talents to a vast number of organizations serving different populations in need. As a firm, Oles Morrison supports two specific initiatives dedicated to the advancement of our world, nation and local community – Women Leaders in Construction and Construction for Change.
Women Leaders in Construction
Founded in 2012 by a team of female attorneys at Oles Morrison, Women Leaders in Construction (WLIC) brings together women who work in all sectors of the construction industry. It provides a platform for networking and professional development in what is often a male-dominated field. Participation has grown to more than 400 women from several states along the West Coast, as well as 110 firms. As the first of its kind in the region, WLIC provides opportunities throughout the year for networking and education, including an online network to share resources and stay connected. The group also engages in philanthropy partnering with Construction for Change, a local non-profit organization who helps build infrastructures for other non-profits around the world. For more information, please contact Annette Tortorige.
Construction for Change
Oles Morrison is a proud supporter of Construction for Change, an organization providing construction management to under-resourced communities that have identified the need for a building to house their critical work. Construction for Change partners with other NGO’s worldwide who are promoting change in their communities by addressing gaps in education, healthcare and economic opportunity. These are organizations doing critical work, and they often lack the construction expertise and financial resources to invest in infrastructure needed to grow and expand the services they offer. Construction for Change helps these organizations build capacity without sacrificing program and mission delivery. For more information about Construction for Change, visit www.constructionforchange.org.
Pike Place Market Foundation
Oles Morrison supports Pike Place Market Foundation which serves the Market and downtown Seattle communities in many ways such as providing Market Fresh Coupons to low-income Market residents so they have access to fresh produce year-round, and connecting Seattle food banks and meal programs through FoodLink, a volunteer program that distributes the Market’s unsold produce. The Pike Place Market Foundation was established in 1982 to support the Pike Place Market’s services for low-income people, including its Clinic, Senior Center, Food Bank and Child Care and Preschool. The Pike Place Market Foundation also supports the Market’s heritage programs, public improvements and repairs to the Market’s historic buildings, development of new low-income housing in the Market, and programs that assist the Market’s farmers. To learn more about the Pike Place Market Foundation, visit www.pikeplacemarketfoundation.org