Neighborhood Hero: Jeff Lilley

Jeff Lilley: Neighborhood Hero

Throughout Pioneer Square, there are heroes working to make the neighborhood a better place. GiveBIG and the Alliance for Pioneer Square honors our neighborhood heroes.

Jeff Lilley is the President of Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. Most people only see the line outside the Union Gospel Mission in Pioneer Square, so here’s a snapshot of what is going on inside over the past year:

  • 768,000 meals were served
  • 21,000 counseling sessions
  • 193, 242 nights of shelter
  • 35 beds of medical respite working directly with Harborview and Swedish Hospital
  • 7,728 blankets given out
  • 1,500 individuals served in the dental clinic
  • 608 individuals served in the legal clinic.

And these are only a portion of their services provided across Seattle.  In addition to running this complex organization meeting basic human needs, Jeff has stepped up to serve on both the Pioneer Square BIA and Alliance Boards.

Thanks Jeff Lilley, for being our neighborhood partner in human services. What a hero!

You too can be a neighborhood hero on May 6th during the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG event. Make a donation to the Alliance for Pioneer Square on our GiveBIG page on May 6th and have it matched by a percentage of the stretch pool fund. You’ll help continue our revitalization efforts in Pioneer Square to make it welcoming to everyone.