Press Releases

Parent Trust announces 2022 Children’s Champions: Whidbey Island Artists Dale Reiger and Teri Jo Summer-Reiger

Dale and Teri Jo holding award

We are honored to announce that renowned Whidbey Island Artists, Dale Reiger and Teri Jo Summer-Reiger are the recipients of the 2022 Laura Smith Brown Children’s Champion Award.

Our Children’s Champion Award >>, presented annually since 2001, honors the work of outstanding advocates for children and families. Past recipients include dedicated volunteers, public servants, and social service organizations.

Dale and Teri Jo have supported Parent Trust through thick and thin – and are staunch advocates of child abuse prevention and parent education. Dale is a former president of our board, and he and Teri Jo have supported our work for decades. “Parent Trust fills a gap that no other organization does,” says Dale. “There is no handbook for parenting.”

October 2022 – Full Release PDF >>


Parent Trust is the July Charity of the Month for Bonneville Seattle and the Seattle Seahawks

We are delighted to announce our selection as the July 2022 Charity of the Month by the radio stations of Bonneville Seattle and the Seattle Seahawks.

July 2022 – Full Release PDF >>

Parent Trust Welcomes Isabella Tobon Valencia to our Board

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Isabella Tobon Valencia, CPA, of Blue Origin, to our Board of Directors.

June 2022 – Full Release PDF >>

Parent Trust Receives $100,000 3-year grant from NW Children’s Foundation

We are delighted to announce that we will receive $100,000 in funding from NW Children’s Foundation over the next 3 years.

February 2022 – Full Release PDF >>

Parent Trust’s 2021 Children’s Champion: U.S. Representative Kim Schrier, M.D.

We are honored to announce that U.S. Representative Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08) is the recipient of the 2021 Laura Smith Brown Children’s Champion Award.

September 2021 – Full Release PDF >>

Parent Trust Welcomes Demarcus Luckett to our Board

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Demarcus Luckett, of KPMG Advisory to our Board of Directors. Demarcus is a Senior Associate at KPMG in Deal Advisory & Strategy.

July 2021 – Full Release PDF >>

Parent Trust’s Technology Access Program funded by the Employees Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound

Families with low income remain extremely vulnerable to the immediate threat of COVID-19, even as society reopens. Boeing’s Puget Sound EFC is helping us move parents across the digital divide.

June 2021 – Full Release PDF >>

100 Women Who Care Seattle invests in Parent Trust

This giving circle’s generosity will help keep the pandemic from hurting vulnerable families for decades to come.
January 2021 – Full Release PDF >>

Parent Trust Welcomes New Board Members

Our Board of Directors is a dynamic team focused on driving our work to keep kids safe and families strong in Washington State.
December 2020 – Full Release PDF >>

Parent Trust’s 2020 Children’s Champion: Look, Listen and Learn TV’s Founder and Producer, Val Thomas-Matson

Ms. Thomas-Matson has dedicated her career to bringing the issue of racial equity to the forefront of local and national discussions of early learning.
October 2020 – Full Release PDF >>

Parent Trust’s 2019 Children’s Champion: Bernie Dorsey, Founder of Conscious Fathering

Conscious Fathering classes are practical and hands-on. They fill the knowledge gap that can leave men feeling helpless in the face of fatherhood.
September 2019 – Full Release PDF >>

Parent Trust Welcomes Sasquatch Family to South Seattle

Ryan Henry Ward (Henry) and Angelina Villalobos (179) generously donated their time and talent to create a new landmark for South Seattle.
July 2019 – Full Release PDF >>