From polarizing supreme court rulings and healthcare to student loan forgiveness and an uncertain economy, the civic landscape of our country seems destined for unsettling times. So, what actions can we–at the state and local level–take to ensure a fair and balanced democratic process?

Join Seattle CityClub at Re-Engage, a civic networking fundraiser that tackles these and other important topics as they relate to our democracy this summer. The second of three Re-Engage fundraisers will occur on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at The Collective Seattle. Guests can engage in fascinating conversations, gain valuable insight from local experts, and connect with fellow civic enthusiasts. The second Re-Engage program will feature a keynote speech from entrepreneur Jonathan Sposato.

Seattle CityClub is thrilled to launch the Summer of (Civic) Love fundraising campaign to support our mission to provide civic access for all in the Pacific Northwest. Re-Engage is a contemporary version of the 42-year-old organization’s prominent and long-running Engage program that is more accessible and interpersonal for greater engagement. Please consider supporting our important civic work with a financial contribution that will make opportunities such as Re-Engage, political debates, and Civic Cocktail available for years to come.

Event Timeline

5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.: Hosted Reception (hors d’oeuvres and beverages)

6:20 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Program with Jonathan Sposato

7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Post-program Socializing

Ticket prices range from $75 – $10,000. Please visit the Eventbrite page for more program information and to purchase tickets.

Do you or your company want to support balanced civic discourse and programming in the Pacific Northwest? Email to learn more.


Chairman and cofounder of, Owner and Publisher of the re-booted Seattle Magazine and Seattle Business Magazine, and an active angel investor.

Jonathan also has the distinct honor of being the first person to sell 2 companies to Google, and then a third to Shutterstock.

In 2016, Jonathan made headlines when he announced he would be the first technology investor to only invest in female-founded companies moving forward. This put Jonathan in the national spotlight and he became an honoree of various women-led organizations such as American Women In Science, Vital Voices, and the University of Washington’s “Man of Integrity” award.

As the CEO of Picnik, Jonathan created a category-defining (1st search result for “photo editor”) online photo editor to profitability and reached over 60M visits a month. Prior to Picnik, Jonathan founded Phatbits which went on to become Google Gadgets.

Jonathan’s latest venture is, an “American Asian” centered platform designed to showcase more TV shows, movies, Podcasts, and incisive editorial from emerging AAPI talent. JoySauce has been acknowledged by the prestigious Center for Asian American Media and for it’s amplification and inclusion of marginalized voices.

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