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Luncheon Program

Thank you for your attendance at the Together for Tomorrow Luncheon! View the full digital program below.



Carrie (Jiayu) Huang

Huang is a student of the Northwest School. She recently played a lead role in the production of ‘Rootabaga Country’ by Rachel J. Peters at Seattle Opera’s Teen Vocal Studio. She was recognized as an All-State Singer by Classical Singer Music (2024), a title given to the top voice participants for each state in this competition. She co-founded and leads the Female/Female Presenting Student Union where she provides a safe place for classmates of this identity at her high school. Outside of singing, Carrie fights against beauty standards and the adverse impact they have on young women through her blog, Future of Feminism. As an incoming college freshman, Carrie’s excited to explore the influence of social identities on health outcomes as she studies public health while minoring in vocal performance.

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Love’s Philosophy

Composed by Roger Quilter; Lyrics by Percy Bysshe Shelley


The fountains mingle with the River
And the Rivers with the Ocean,
The winds of Heaven mix for ever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divine
In one another’s being mingle.
Why not I with thine?

See the mountains kiss high Heaven
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister-flower would be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth
And the moonbeams kiss the sea:
What are all these kissings worth
If thou kiss not me?

Welcome & Land Acknowledgement

Verónica Quiñónez, Board President & Tyreese Johnson, Program Manager

Opening Remarks

Deidre McCormack Martin, Executive Director

Lisa Barton, 2024 Community Volunteer Award Recipient

“Lisa is not just a professional guardian ad litem (GAL), she is one of the best GALs in the county. She is always professional, courteous, and empathetic to the parents. Although she has very high standards for her own work, she does not hold parents to an impossible standard of parenting. She is empathetic to the realities and challenges of parenting when faced with economic barriers, inequalities and life stressors. Her recommendations contribute to ensuring the children have optimal residential time with both parents while addressing the children’s and parents’ individual needs and challenges.” Ann-Marie Croy, Program Attorney

What Do Volunteers Do

Malou Chávez, Featured Speaker

Malou Chávez is the first immigrant woman of color to serve as executive director of Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP). NWIRP, a nationally recognized legal services organization in Washington State, is dedicated to advancing and defending the rights of immigrants with low or no income through direct legal services, community education, and systemic advocacy.

Chávez’s journey with NWIRP began in 2008 as a law student intern, a role that eventually led to her being named NWIRP’s 2010 Immigrant Justice Fellow. Her work in NWIRP’s Moses Lake and Wenatchee offices focused on representing survivors of violence in eastern Washington to obtain immigration protections. In 2014, Chávez supervised NWIRP’s Family Services Unit in Seattle, where she directly represented people in family-based visa petitions and in deportation defense. Chávez’s personal experience as an immigrant to the U.S. fuels her unwavering passion for working for immigrant justice.

Chávez earned her B.A. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, before receiving her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law.

In her extensive volunteer work, Chávez has been a board member of One Equal Heart, Real Change News, and the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington, as well as a member of the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network’s Steering Committee. She is a recipient of the Washington State Bar Association’s Norm Maleng Leadership Award and the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington President’s Award.

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Making Their Voices Heard

A Video Message from CASA Families

Invitation to Support Family Law CASA

Jacqueline Balinbin, Board Director & 2024 Event Chair

A Special Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors!


Alaska Airlines

Alden Capital Management (5+)


Brighton Jones Wealth Management

Davis Wright Tremaine

de Maar Law (10+)

DuBois Levias Law Group

In Memory of Gale & Kathy Zable

Key Mechanical (10+)

K&L Gates (10+)

Law Offices of Sherri Anderson (15+)

Lawgate – Bugni & Associates Family Law (15+)

McKinley Irvin Family Law (15+)

Olson Legacy Law Firm

SEI Huntington Steele Financial Advisors (5+)

Sound Community Bank (5+)

USI Insurance Services

Wechsler Becker (5+)


Bellevue Asset Management

DeVallance Law

Fenwick & West

Judicial Dispute Resolution

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Moss Adams (5+)

Pathstone (5+)

RBC Wealth Management (5+)

Richardson & Ringe

Safeco Insurance, A Liberty Mutual Co. (5+)

View Ridge Family Law & Estate Planning


Badgley Phelps Wealth Managers (5+)

Caroline D. Davis Mediation (5+)

JAMS Seattle Meditation, Arbitration & ADR Services (10+)

The Matthews Group – UBS Private Wealth Management

Meridian Family Law (15+)

Reed Longyear Malnati Corwin & Burnett (15+)

Seattle Law Offices of Snell & Wilmer

Socius Law Group (5+)

Tom Turnure & Heffernan Insurance Brokers

Whitaker Kent Ordell (10+)


Arcora Foundation

Aspire Capital Advisors

Brueggeman & Johnson Yeanoplos (5+)

Eastside Meditation & Arbitration (5+)

Dr. Melanie English (5+)

Highland Private Wealth Management

Hilyer Dispute Resolution

Jacqueline Balinbin

Joesph Polito

Seattle Office of JP Morgan

Skellenger Bender

Verónica Quiñónez Law 

Vine Dahlen (5+)