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Tom and Sue Ellison

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The Ellison Foundation was established by Tom and Sue Ellison in Bellevue, Washington in 2003. Tom and Sue are longtime residents of Seattle's "Eastside" where they raised two daughters and now enjoy spending time with their two grandchildren.

Sue has always been the "CEO" of the family while Tom is the co-owner and former Chairman of the Board of Savers Inc., a privately held international retail chain. Savers™ has over 325 locations in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Its brands include Value Village, Savers, and Unique. In addition, Tom is the founder and owner of Legacy Companies which provides full service leasing, construction and property management for office, retail, warehouse and multi-family properties in the U.S. and Canada.

The foundation allows the Ellisons to actively support nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and individuals dedicated to empowering the lives of others. It's their hope that the foundation will create a legacy of thoughtful and impactful giving for the next generations of the Ellison Family.

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