From the Seattle City Club Website:
Your attendance and generosity at Seattle CityClub’s Annual Benefit – our only fundraising event of the year – provides critical funding to drive our mission. When you take part in the Benefit, you enable us to inform and engage people across our region in the most important civic issues facing our city, state and nation.
This year, our keynote speaker on the topic of Civility and Security will be former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. As Secretary and previously as General Counsel of the Defense Department, Johnson was a major player in key priorities of the Obama Administration and is considered one of the legal architects of the U.S. military's current counter terrorism policies.
Tickets are $75 each. We will also make a request at the event asking each guest to consider a gift of $250 or more. Your attendance and donation of any amount will go a long way in supporting CityClub’s civic engagement mission and the many different programs we offer to engage people in civic affairs.
Jeh Johnson is an American lawyer and former government official who served as the fourth United States Secretary of Homeland Security from 2013 to 2017. He previously was the General Counsel of the Department of Defense from 2009 to 2012 during the first years of the Obama Administration. As General Counsel of the Defense Department, Johnson was a major player in certain key priorities of the Obama Administration, and is considered one of the legal architects of the U.S. military's current counterterrorism policies.
Additional Guests TBA
Joni Balter is a multi-media journalist and lecturer who has taught in the communication departments at Seattle University and the University of Washington. She is also an analyst and regular guest on the NPR-affiliate KUOW, particularly its highly popular “Week in Review” show.
About Our Annual Benefit
Seattle CityClub’s Benefit is our only annual fundraising event, supporting our mission to inform and engage residents with community leaders and providing programs that bridge politics, sectors and generations.