Oh, Vulcan. How do we love thee? Let us count the ways. There’s the revitalization of our new favorite ‘hood, South Lake Union; the Sounders and Seahawks (and for some, the Trailblazers); Cinerama; EMP and SFM; brain science; space travel; philanthropy; rare military aircraft – the list goes on and on…
But it was a relatively small investment Vulcan made over three years ago that stole our hearts forever.
Vulcan was the first ever sponsor of Party with a Purpose (now Agency), and when you take a minute to reflect on the importance of an idea’s first investor, you realize that is pretty profound. Vulcan did more than just believe in our idea; they committed to it, even without the proven promise of a return. That first “yes” gave us the affirmation to think big, and the legitimacy we needed to get other sponsors on board. But Vulcan didn’t stop at “yes” – they stayed involved in the planning and execution of that all-important first party, gifting us with the invaluable energy, creativity, and connections of Josh Lackey and Pearl Leung (two of Vulcan’s own 20- and 30-something game-changers).
Three years later, Vulcan is still a major contributor to Agency, and we take that as a huge compliment considering Vulcan’s mission is to create and advance a variety of world-class endeavors and high impact initiatives that change and improve the way we live, learn, do business and experience the world. It’s that shared belief in a new and better way to experience the world - and the power of young people, Seattle, global health, and a party in doing so – that have made Vulcan and Agency a match made in heaven from the beginning.
Lacey Price, Agency Co-Founder and Advisor