LiquidPlanner CEO Liz Pearce was the Honorary Chair at the Seattle Girls’ School annual fundraising luncheon yesterday. The event, described as a “creative celebration,” filled Seattle’s Westin hotel Grand Ballroom with over 700 attendees: faculty members, students, community members and alumni, all there to help raise money for scholarships. SGS is an independent school, but more than 45% of the student body receives scholarships, averaging $15,000 a year, in order to foster socio-economic diversity and strengthen communities across the city.
Liz became involved with SGS after another supporter invited her to visit the school a couple years ago. In her presentation, she talked about the impression that first visit made: how she found herself surrounded by a group of bold, confident, uninhibited and intellectually curious girls—which was so different than her own middle school experience. Even though Liz doesn’t have any children at the school, she jumped at the chance to be part of a community that was developing young women to be leaders in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics. The luncheon featured various presenters including emcees from the seventh grade class and students who awarded two Grace Hopper Awards to Seattle leaders Paula Boggs and Ana Mari Cauce.
Liz’s close involvement with the SGS included an event she led earlier this year, Entrepreneur Day, which took SGS seventh graders to six different companies in order to expose them to what it means to be an entrepreneur.
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