2015 Annual Report

Historic Seattle is pleased to share milestones, achievements, and highlights of 2015.

With the generous support of our members and donors, we continued to advance our mission of education, advocacy, and preservation.

Here are some of 2015’s highlights:

  • Celebrated preservation successes with 8 honorees and 130 guests at our 7th Annual Preservation Awards on May 12, 2015, with Dennis Andersen serving as emcee
  • Co-hosted 2 Civic Boot Camps with Historic Seattle staff participating as guides
  • Closed New Markets Tax Credits for Washington Hall
  • Began Phase 3 of restoration at Washington Hall, and established an anchor tenant partnership agreement
  • Transitioned to new leadership under Kji Kelly after the retirement of Executive Director Kathleen Brooker
  • Launched InterUrban advocacy event series, successfully engaging new audiences through distinct, one-off events
  • Engaged 1,326 participants through 39 varied educational programs

We were grateful to receive support from the following:

City of Seattle | Office of Arts and Culture

  • $2,488 to support education programs

King County Council

  • $280,000 Heritage Capital Funds were given to support restoration of Washington Hall
  • King County and 4Culture granted $986,000 through the Building 4 Culture program to complete Washington Hall’s capital campaign, and fund Phase 4 of the Hall’s restoration


  • $12,000 sustained support was given to assist with annual educational program costs
  • $15,000 grant was funded to restore windows at Wallingford’s Good Shepherd Center

Private Foundations and Donors

  • Raynier Foundation awarded $250,000 to support operations at Washington Hall
  • Generous contributions received through Give Big totaled $10,000
  • Individual gifts from supporters totaled 713

Below, you’ll find our annual financial statements indicating our financial position, revenues, and expenses for 2015.