EGH Event Supported by KR

March 27, 2024
Elizabeth Gregory Home Luncheon

The Elizabeth Gregory Home held its annual Spring Luncheon on Friday, March 8, 2024 at the Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle. This celebrated event brought together over 280 people who support the EGH mission of providing a welcoming and respectful refuge where women who are experiencing homelessness, trauma, or economic insecurity have access to a caring community and critical resources. The generosity displayed by sponsors and attendees netted the Elizabeth Gregory Home $186,000 in this year's fundraiser. The nonprofit offers its thanks, and reminds those unable to attend the luncheon or make a gift that “We would love your help reaching our goal!”

Keller Rohrback is a proud ongoing supporter of the nonprofit, established in 2001 by members of University Lutheran Church, who voted overwhelmingly to address the housing issue for women in need in the University District. Former Keller Rohrback partner Glen Garrison is a past board member for the organization, and Office Services Coordinator Keith Gregory was a brother-in-law to the late Elizabeth Gregory.

Elizabeth was a single mother in the early 1970s, struggling to survive after losing her job, withdrawing from school, and turning of necessity to unemployment and food stamps. She eventually married Frank Gregory, returned to school, and earned a Master in Social Work degree at the University of Washington. But the difficulties she had faced informed her professional ethos, and in her years of service as a counselor, she had an outsized impact on the welfare of Seattle women in need of assistance.

Paralegal Carrie Wilkinson attended the Spring Luncheon and offered these thoughts on the organization’s purpose: “I was most impressed by the fact that the services offered by Elizabeth Gregory Home are what their clients really need. Specifically: showers, computer access, laundry services, transportation and scheduling assistance, a hot meal, and a place to ‘be’ during the day. Many unhoused people are awake on the streets all night or sleep in shelters that require they leave first thing in the morning. Our social services structure is frustrating, at best, and often impossible for the unhoused (struggling with trauma and mental illness) to access without assistance. Elizabeth Gregory Home is the real deal.”