Just a few blocks from McKinley Irvin’s Seattle offices, the Pike
Place Market has long been Seattle’s top attraction. More than 10
million visitors are greeted every year by “Rachel,” the market’s
iconic gold piggy bank. But few know the story behind Rachel…
Photo courtesy of Pike Place Market Foundation
What you may not realize — the spare change people drop into this
famous pig goes to support the
Pike Place Market Foundation, an organization at the heart of the Market that has supported this community
since 1982. Take a closer look around the Market and you’ll find
housing for seniors, a medical clinic, food bank, senior center, child
care and preschool. The work they do is truly admirable.
All of us at McKinley Irvin share in that spirit of community, family,
and well-being. It’s at the heart of what we do every day on behalf
of our clients and why we’re proud to pledge our support for the
Market and its exciting future.
Photo courtesy of Pike Place Market
A big part of that future is the new MarketFront project – a community
effort to expand the Market with the construction of a dynamic public
plaza and a waterfront-facing side of the Market!
MarketFront will provide opportunities for more social services and low-income
housing, as well as the Market’s farmers, craftspeople and local
Since we founded McKinley Irvin more than 20 years ago, our sole purpose
has been to help people protect their families and their future. For our
clients, this means safeguarding what they value most. And for the communities
we serve, it means giving back in support of a healthy community.
“Our firm’s mission is based on our belief that healthy families
create healthy communities,” said Rita Irvin, co-founder of McKinley
Irvin. “We feel a kinship with the Pike Place Market Foundation.
The work they do directly supports families and our community, and they
help people live better lives. It’s inspiring to all of us.”
McKinley Irvin couldn’t be happier to be involved with the Pike Place
Market Foundation and historic expansion of the MarketFront. We encourage
everyone to join us in support of this deserving community organization.
Here are a few ideas:
Or, just remember to drop whatever you can spare the next time you see
Rachel the Piggy Bank.
Learn more about the Pike Place Market Foundation:
Pike Up! Check out the new MarketFront expansion: