As we celebrate our 40th Birthday and head into the holiday season, we are overwhelmed with gratitude.
It has been such a joy to connect with incredible supporters past and present, and hear your stories of what the Market means to you.
This month, we continue to look back on our 40 years of history and honor the staff, partners, and supporters who have helped nurture a thriving community at Pike Place Market.
Thank you to the community of farmers, merchants, artists, senior residents, and families who make this neighborhood the “Soul of Seattle.”
We’re grateful for the program staff at The Market Commons and our partner agencies who work day in and day out to serve this community.
-Lillian Sherman, Market Foundation Executive Director
Thank you to the staff at the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA), who have partnered with the Foundation time and time again to protect and uplift the Market community.
“I really do credit the Market Foundation and PDA for walking arm in arm and working together on these major initiatives and campaigns. It took a lot of coordination and a lot of communication and teamwork, but the staff on both sides made it happen.”
-Mark Barbieri, former Market Foundation Board President
We thank past and present Market Foundation staff and board, who for four decades have helped turn Seattle’s love for the Market into support for the community.
-Elizabeth Coppinger, former Market Foundation Board President
We give our gratitude to all of YOU, who give generously, shop intentionally, and love the Market whole-heartedly.
Your support helps nurture the health of our community and keep the Market strong now and for the next 40 years.
“The Market has always taken care of our people, and done that to the best of our ability with the resources we have. The union between the community and the Foundation has leaned into that vision and that value of caring for our Market.”
– Rico Quirindongo, Acting Director of Seattle’s Office of Planning & Community Development and former PDA Council Chair
Help us continue to nurture a thriving Market community!
You can help keep the Market strong now and for generations to come by making your gift today. Thank you for giving generously this holiday season!