Have a Heart for Kids Day 2020

Update: Do you know a great child advocate?

Do you know of a great child advocate? Someone who works to change the lives of children in Washington by making sure that our laws and budgets serve their needs? Someone who works to make kids our highest priority? Tell us about them! 

Each year, the Children’s Alliance honors outstanding child advocates at our Voices for Children Awards Luncheon. This year’s luncheon will be held on June 4 at the Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion. 

Perhaps we could honor your favorite child advocate at this year’s luncheon! Fill out and send in the nomination form. Our past honorees include:


Tim Farris, Casey Trupin, John Midgeley, Bill Grimm & Bryn Martyna

Lawyers for the Children, Braam v. Washington

Norma Gallegos

Grassroots organizing of Head Start parents

Marilee Roloff

Outstanding local and state level activism

Jim Theofelis

Outstanding advocacy for youth voice in policy

Bob Watt

Outstanding business leadership for early learning funds


Michael Ramos

Fairness for immigrant children & families

Laurie Lippold

Advocacy for our most vulnerable children

Mr. John Neff, M.D.

Leadership of the Health Coalition for Children & Youth

Doreen Cato

Advocacy training for homeless children

Sheriff Bill Mahoney

Early learning & prevention programs

Nominations are being accepted now. We will announce our slate of honorees at the end of March. All nominees will be notified of their nomination and will be recognized in the written program at the luncheon.  We look forward to getting your recommendations.

Download the nomination form.

Contact us with questions.