Helping Communities Thrive
BUILDING A STRONGER REGION FOR GENERATIONS TO COME
With deep roots in the Puget Sound region, Laird Norton Wealth Management understands the importance of strengthening the community. We take great pride in our commitment to the communities that have helped us grow, and we support selected organizations through community partnerships, sponsorships and direct participation.
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Our Commitment to the Environment
Our parent company, Laird Norton Company annually tracks the carbon output of our operations and actively seeks to mitigate that impact in various ways, including: (1) incentivizing LNWM employees to use public transportation and other energy saving strategies; (2) offsetting our annual carbon output by funding water and electricity conservation programs sponsored by utilities and other non-profits, such as the Bonneville Environmental Foundation.
Symphonies are a vital part of arts communities worldwide, and especially here in Seattle. But funding for orchestras is often uncertain and can easily evaporate. A new partnership between Laird Norton Wealth Management (LNWM) and the Seattle Symphony will work to ensure that the symphony continues to thrive now and for generations to come.
The partnership aims to strengthen the Seattle Symphony by educating donors on financially-responsible ways to show their support while planning their estates. Specifically, LNWM and Seattle Symphony hope to increase participation in the symphony’s Musical Legacy Society, which provides funding for artistic and community programs and the symphony’s endowment. Read the press release about the partnership.
LNWM presented Innovative Public Spaces: The NYC Highline to the Seattle Waterfront in 2015 in partnership with Friends of Waterfront Seattle, which addressed the rare opportunity Seattle has to re-invent our waterfront. Through our speakers – Robert Hammond, co-founder of Friends of the High Line, and James Corner, Landscape Architect for the NYC High and Seattle’s new Waterfront, we explored the keys to success for vibrant public spaces.
Pianos in the Parks
In summer 2014, 2015 and 2016, LNWM initiated and sponsored Pianos in the Parks, working closely with more than a dozen community partners to bring art and music to local parks and open spaces. Lavishly decorated pianos in select parks throughout Seattle and King County invited people to play, discover the great outdoors, and connect with their community.
King County Parks Foundation
In 2013, Laird Norton Wealth Management partnered with King County Parks to launch the King County Parks Foundation, in celebration of Parks’ 75 years of service. Seeded with a $75,000 gift from LNWM, the Foundation’s goal is to raise $7.5 million from private sources in the next 10 years. We can do it, with your help.
Key funding priorities for the Foundation are:
- To create new parks or expand existing ones through acquisitions of land and easements;
- To connect green spaces with trails, extending our area’s green corridors;
- To create more options for leisure and recreation at King County’s many parks.
Such forward-thinking projects will preserve and enhance our green spaces, protect our water and wildlife, and entice more people in our growing region to spend time outdoors.
Learn more about the Foundation.
Other organizations LNWM and its employees actively support:
- A Contemporary Theatre (ACT)
- Bainbridge Island Land Trust
- Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA)
- Children’s Hospital Seattle
- Classical King FM
- College Success Foundation
- East King County Estate Planning Council
- Estate Planning Council of Seattle
- Family Law Casa
- Gage Academy of Art
- Junior Achievement of Washington