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Realizing a new dream for our Market

Posted September 27, 2016

After retiring from a successful career with Starbucks Coffee, Don Gordon was looking for opportunities to donate his skills. A former Starbucks colleague and a member of our Board, Marie Gill, suggested that Don volunteer at Pike Place Market. The timing was perfect: “When I first met Lillian [The Market Foundation’s Executive Director], she was looking for help planning the Neighborhood Center that will be part of the new MarketFront. With my background in building development and project management, it was a great fit.”

Don sees the neighborhood center as a unique opportunity for the Market. “The look and feel will be very welcoming – a wonderful place for collaboration and community support.”

Ask Don why he loves volunteering with The Market Foundation, and his big smile will say it all: “Being a volunteer on this project is hugely satisfying. I get to work with a great group of people and I’m honored to be part of this exciting development for Pike Place Market.”

To date, Don has dedicated nearly 300 hours of support, insight, and planning for the Neighborhood Center! Thank you, Don, for helping us grow our community of support at Pike Place Market!