Volume 4, Issue 7

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Alumni on the Move:alum
Kyle Theptee
Asian Discovery,
Class of 2014
Marvi Matos
Hispanic Discovery,
Class of 2012
Tran Meyers
Asian Discovery,
Class of 2014

2015 Graduation:grad

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As EDI's 2015 Leadership Discovery &  Navigation Program draws a close, EDI invites YOU to its  22nd Annual EDI Puget Sound Graduation Celebration and 8th Annual Portland Graduation Celebration  in the month of November! 2015 Graduates, this is your time to shine, so invite your managers, family, and friends to share in your accomplishments! Guests, you'll be able to hear from class speakers, dine on delicious food, and show your support for this year's graduates!

Puget Sound Graduation: Embassy Suites Bellevue
Portland Graduation: DoubleTree Hotel Portland
$90 per person | Corporate Table (10 seats): $1,250 per table
5:30PM Reception | 6:30PM Dinner & Ceremony

To register for either graduation event, click the button below. The deadline to register for the Puget Sound Graduation is October 30th and for the Portland Graduation, November 6th. For more information, please contact EDI at edi@ediorg.org or (425) 467-9365.

2016 Recruitment:recruitment
     EDI is currently recruiting for its 2016 Leadership Discovery & Navigation Programs in Puget Sound and Portland!
In the Discovery Program, participants explore and learn about topics ranging from behavioral and conflict styles to risk-taking strategies to public speaking. For emerging leaders in the community, this is the program for you! Tuition costs $3,850.

In the Navigation Program, participants take it a step further and apply skills in managing their own work teams. Paired with an executive coach, Navigation participants have the opportunity to practice their skills and receive live feedback. Tuition costs $6,150.

     For more information, please contact EDI at edi@ediorg.org or call (425) 467-9365. If you are interested in the Discovery Program, but have a financial need, consider applying for the Tateuchi Scholarship (read more about it under the 'Scholarships' section).

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2015 Inclusion Fusion:IF
Highlight of the Night "Epic Bid War": The pivotal moment in the auction, when the auctioneer, Graham Crow, says to Bidder #101, "You know when Bidder #273 raised her bid card, she was thinking 'this guy ISN'T man enough to raise his again.'" Needless to say, Bidder #101's hand shot up in the air to raise the price of the Seattle Seahawks Football signed by Russell Wilson to $900!

     EDI hopes everyone had a fantastic time at Inclusion Fusion last month. Thank you for your continued support because w ith your help, we raised over $95,000! This will enable us to grow our Leadership Discovery and Leadership Navigation programs and continue to build a community of diverse global leaders. 

     Special thanks to the EDI Board, sponsors, community partners, donors and volunteers for your contributions in making this event a success!

     We still have a few remaining auction items and you can help us to increase our proceeds from this event!  Click on the "Post Auction Sale" button below to view items. Interested in purchasing something? Send an email to  edi@ediorg.org with your "best bid"We will take bids until end of business day, October 30th. Winning bidders will be notified by November 3rd.
Marci's Column:marci
"This past Friday I attended the NW Asian Weekly's Visionary Award dinner which celebrated the achievements of the many "dreamers" that are out there. Those who are not afraid to dream big, turn their ideas into a vision and then make it a reality. We are so proud of EDI alum, Lorraine Yu, for being honored with one of the Visionary awards this year!! This got me thinking.."

For several years now, the Tateuchi Foundation has provided a scholarship to an emerging API leader, currently working for a non-profit organization.The scholarship is for $3,850 which will cover the full tuition of EDI's Discovery program. If an individual qualifies for our advanced Navigation program, the organization or individual would be responsible for the $2,300 balance. To see the qualifications and apply, click the button below:

Upcoming Community Events:upcoming

Nikkei Concerns cordially invites YOU to their 40th Anniversary Dinner & Auction on Friday, October 23, 2015 at the Seattle Sheraton. General admission tickets are $175/guest with options to upgrade to VIP Guest or Anniversary VIP Guest. For more information and to register, click here. To volunteer at the event, please fill out the application and send to 

 cordially invites YOU to their Scholarship Gala: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Don James Center. Early-bird tickets are $125/guest, and $150 for non-members.
This year, NAAAP's theme is "Heroes," and they will also be honoring EDI's Executive Director Emeritus, Alan Sugiyama for his contribution in the Asian American community. For more information and to register, click here.   
Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities:jobs
October 9th REPORT WRITER Woodland Park Zoo
October 2nd DONOR SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center