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Civic Cocktail: Future of the GOP to local giving

With Donald Trump as the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nomination, what’s next for Washington Republicans? Plus, how can we use philanthropy to reduce inequality and create healthier communities?

Learn the answers to these questions and more at Civic Cocktail, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 1 at Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave.

Susan Hutchison, chair of the Washington State Republican Party, and former state Attorney General Rob McKenna, will join host Joni Balter to discuss the 2016 presidential election, the rise of Trump and the future of Washington’s Republican Party.

Then, Tony Mestres, president and CEO of Seattle Foundation, will discuss harnessing community giving, shrinking inequality and building a healthier community through philanthropy.

A panel of journalists, including Tom James of Crosscut, will also join the discussion.

Civic Cocktail will take a summer break, so this is the last call until fall folks! Register via Seattle CityClub. Tickets are $20 – $25. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Program runs from 6 to 7 p.m.

To learn more about this month’s guests and topics, check out Crosscut’s Smartypants Guide.

Civic Cocktail – presented by Seattle Channel, Seattle CityClub and Crosscut – offers a night of networking, civic conversation, Tom Douglas appetizers and a no-host bar.