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Giving from the Heart Breakfast 2013
A benefit for Mercer Island Youth and Family Services


Wednesday, February 13th
7:00am to 8:30am PST

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Mercer Island Community and Events Center 
8236 SE 24th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040

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Kris Kelsay
Development Officer
Mercer Island Youth and Family Services
City of Mercer Island  

2013 Biz Program

MIYFS Foundation

The MIYFS Foundation was founded in 1989 to support and enhance the work of MIYFS through fundraising efforts. The board continues to grow in its capacity to raise funds to support its vision of a healthy community for all youth, adults and families.


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Giving from the Heart Breakfast 2013
February 13, 2013

gfth logoWhat's Giving from the Heart?
The Giving from the Heart Breakfast is a Mercer Island community event that benefits Youth and Family Services, held the second Wednesday of February each year that attracts over 500 recognized and active community members. Whether you are a first-timer or traditional attendee, this lively, fast-paced and dynamic community celebration will prove to be inspirational, informative and entertaining--it's a true tradition among Islanders. The event is free, but attendees will be asked to make a donation to Youth and Family Services at the event.

Who Benefits?
Proceeds from the event directly support Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS), the human services department of the City of Mercer Island. MIYFS touches every member of our community through counselors in the schools, senior outreach and advocacy, affordable family counseling, drug and alcohol prevention programs, arrested youth and early intervention programs, family assistance and a thriving thrift store. To learn more about MIYFS visit:

Attend the Breakfast!
                        Come to the Giving from the Heart Breakfast on February 13th and help us
                                             celebrate our remarkable community connections.

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or call our registration hotline at: 206.275.7751

Can't Make the Breakfast? There are still many ways to help. 

You may donate online or by mail: MIYFS Foundation, 2040 84th Avenue SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040-2222. MIYFS Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and all donations are tax deductable to the extent allowed by law.

Sponsorship allows all donations made at the breakfast to go directly to MIYFS. Contact Kris Kelsay, Development Officer, MIYFS at 206.275-7751 or for a sponsor package.

Spend at 10 generous Island businesses on February 13th and 20% goes to MIYFS.  Stores include: Island Books, Pete's Southend Chevron, Studio 904, AutoSpa, Tatters, YogaBliss, Yo Mercer, Indulge, Stopsky's, C. Michele and Alpenland              




To join our growing list of sponsors, contact Kris Kelsay at 206.275.7751


$25,000 Angel Matching Sponsor

Maren-Swenson Fund


$5,000 | Community Builder

Island Crust Cafe


$2,500+ | Island Patron

Union Bank Logo                            Tatters           

   Gull Industries                          The Mercer Logo

                          Ellen and John Gordon Hill                     



$1,000 | Family Sustainer

Orthodontic Associates of Mercer Island - Drs. Bill McNeill & Kara McCulloch
Lybeck Murphy LLP
Jennifer Sik
Bernstein Global Wealth Management
Mercer Island Pediatrics
Sterling Bank 
Dr. David J. Weed, DDS, MSD 


$500 | Good Neighbor

Dr. Jennifer Strelow - Mercer Island Dentistry
Rebecca A Zerngast DDS & Carrie York, DDS
Puget Sound Energy
Washington Trust Bank
Mercer Island Covenant Church
Paul Calderon

Walk! Mercer Island
Shorewood Heights Apartment Homes
Christine Face & Body
Sara Page and Sol Baron


$200 | Business Friend

Law Offices of William Hochberg
Redman Construction, Inc.
Roanoke Inn
Ackley Law Firm
Puget Sound Behavioral Medicine
Club Emerald
Scarff Law Firm, PLLC
Indulge Full Service Salon
True Value
Au Courant Salon and The Den
Fiona Skelly, Styling YOU fabulous!
Robert and Anne Thorpe
Maloof Family LLC


In-Kind Sponsors 

Vincent Gonska
Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department    
Au Courant Salon and The Den
Lollie Fleur
Mercer Island Florist