Hopelink’s 2018 Reaching Out Luncheon

Cashman Consulting was honored to participate again as a Table Captain for Hopelink’s 2018 Reaching Out Luncheon. This is one of the largest fundraisers in our community, drawing over 1,800 guests and raising more than $1 million each year for vital services. Since 1971, Hopelink has served homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities in King and Snohomish counties; providing stability and helping people gain the skills and knowledge they need to exit poverty for good.

The 2018 Reaching Out Luncheon took place on Monday, October 15, at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, and featured special guest speaker, Dr. Tererai Trent.

Tererai was an 18-year-old wife and mother of three living in a Zimbabwean village when she began to dream of a better life. As a young girl, Tererai had watched as a “relay of poverty” took hold of those around her. The relay passed a baton from one to another; from her great grandmother to her grandmother and mother, before it was extended to her.

Tererai chose a different path. With her mother’s encouragement, she wrote four education goals on a scrap of paper, slipped it into a tin can and buried the can in the ground. Her mother suggested a fifth goal: giving back. Today, Tererai is an adjunct professor in Monitoring & Evaluation in Global Health at Drexel University School of Public Health, and she is invited to speak all over the world.

Throughout her journey, Tererai found support in community; from food and shelter, to help with her education. Her path from crisis to stability and out of poverty is one that Hopelink helps our clients travel every single day.

Since 1997, Cashman Consulting has been a proud and thoughtful independent voice of investment strategy for individuals and businesses. Our investment advisors are committed to work side-by-side with you as a partner in your investment journey. The depth of experience and knowledge of our consulting team, in addition to global investment resources, serves our clients in meeting their investment goals.

Hopelink’s mission is to promote self-sufficiency for all members of our community; we help people make lasting change. With service centers in Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland, Shoreline and Sno-Valley (Carnation), Hopelink is the largest nonprofit organization in the area.