Remembering Bill Henningsgaard and his goals for children

A father, husband and community leader on the Eastside, he wanted every child to have the opportunity to succeed.

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Bill understood the skills and privilege he had acquired were also obligations. He was more convinced than ever that when the poor and disenfranchised come to realize their collective power they will not wait for others to improve opportunities for their children and families.

On Friday at 1pm at Bellevue's First Presbyterian Church there will be a memorial service for Bill and son Max. A new executive director will eventually take Bill’s place at Eastside Pathways. But before we just move on from the dramatic news of last week, let’s remember the movement Bill ignited, what has been lost and what still should be achieved.

Greg Shaw is the former publisher and CEO of Crosscut.


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