Seattle Business Magazine Honors YouthCare at the 2015 Community Impact Awards

Melinda Giovengo at Community Impact Awards
Thu, 10/22/2015

YouthCare was thrilled to be part of the 2015 Community Impact Awards. YouthCare Executive Director, Melinda Giovengo, accepted our award for Youth Development. We thank Seattle Business magazine and are excited about the work of our fellow honorees!

Seattle Business magazine honored the region’s most influential business and community leaders on October 21, 2015, at the second annual Community Impact Awards. A sold-out crowd of more than 360 guests at the Museum of History and Industry celebrated 26 honorees in categories ranging from sustainability to youth development.

Joni Earl received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding influence on the region as CEO of Sound Transit. The evening concluded with a touching video tribute to the legacy she has built.

The Community Impact Awards received the generous support of presenting sponsor PwC and signature sponsors Alaska Airlines, Dorsey & Whitney and WGU Washington.

The award winners are:

Business of the Year: Small Companies                      

WINNER: Pacific Continental Bank

SILVER: Windermere Real Estate

SILVER: CFO Selections                               

Business of the Year: Midsize Companies  

WINNER: Seattle Sounders FC

SILVER: El Gaucho Hospitality                               

Business of the Year: Large Companies     

WINNER: Holland America Line

SILVER: Symetra

SILVER: The Puyallup Tribe of Indians                               

Nonprofit of the Year                      

WINNER: ArtsFund

SILVER: Childhaven

SILVER: Seattle Neighborhood Greenways                               

Sustainability in Business Operations                         

WINNER: Canyon Creek Cabinet Company

SILVER: Precor Inc.

SILVER: Edifecs                               

Green Products/Services                 


SILVER: Element 8                               

Social Entrepreneurship                 

WINNER: Second Use

SILVER: Community Sourced Capital           

Pro Bono Services                            

WINNER: Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson

Youth Development                          

WINNER: YouthCare

SILVER: The First Tee of Greater Seattle

SILVER: Juma Ventures                               

Job Creation and Workforce Development               


SILVER: Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound

SILVER: Evergreen Beauty College

Lifetime Achievement                     

Joni Earl, CEO, Lifetime Achievement

Read more about the 2015 Community Impact Awards at