2020 Virtual Breakfast of Champions


Thank you for joining us for the 28th Annual Breakfast of Champions!

This year, we went virtual! Given the safety issues of hosting a 750-person event, the 2020 Breakfast of Champions was a streamed event. Watch the recording of the event below to revisit powerful moments from Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., Gov. Jay Inslee, Rep. Vandana Slatter, and our CEO Alyssa Macy.

We hope you feel as inspired and energized as we do to continue to mobilize voters and elect leaders who understand the urgency of taking action today for the future of Washington’s environment and communities! We need leaders who will act on science and understand the deeply intersectional nature of our environmental challenges.



Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. 

Join us to hear from our guest speaker, Reverend Lennox Yearwood, Jr., President and Founder of the Hip Hop Caucus. As a national leader within the Green Movement, Rev. Yearwood works to bridge the gap between communities of color and environmental advocacy. He is a leader in campaigns calling for divestment from fossil fuels causing climate change, increasing diversity in the climate movement, ensuring everyone has clean water and air, and international efforts to address climate change. Rev. Yearwood is a board member of the League of Conservation Voters and we are excited to welcome him back to the (virtual) Breakfast stage after he joined us in 2015. We look forward to hearing what Rev. Yearwood has to say about the intersection between climate justice, racial justice, voting, and an open and fair democracy!


Gov. Jay Inslee

A fifth-generation Washingtonian, Governor Jay Inslee grew up in the Seattle area and entered public service in Yakima in 1985. He went on to become a state representative and was elected to Congress in 1993. In 2012, Jay was elected Washington’s 23rd governor. Through two terms as governor, Jay’s focus has been on building a brighter future for every Washingtonian. Jay has firmly established the state of Washington as the national leader in fighting climate change. He created the Clean Energy Fund, a model for economic development aligned with climate change goals, creating hundreds of jobs and setting unprecedented emissions standards, making Washington state the standard-bearer for the nation.


Rep. Vandana Slatter

Representative Vandana Slatter (D-48) is Washington Conservation Voters 2020 Legislator of the Year. Rep. Slatter led a multi-year effort to pass HB 2311, Climate Pollution Limits, updating Washington state’s goals for reducing climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions to bring them in line with current science and include the role of sequestration in our state’s climate policy. This policy puts the State of Washington on a trajectory to pass future carbon reducing laws to meet those aggressive limits.


Alyssa Macy

You’ll also have the opportunity to meet WCV’s new CEO, Alyssa Macy, who comes to us from the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs of Oregon, where she served as Chief Operations Officer for the Tribal government. Alyssa brings a strong background in political action, social justice, and Tribal leadership grounded in a deep, personal connection to our land, water, and the communities they sustain.



Team Captain Info

Each year we are honored to have a committed group of supporters share WCV’s work with their networks by filling the annual Breakfast of Champions with enthusiastic, generous, and influential community members. Although we have shifted to the virtual space, we still depend on this tremendous support to grow our community and extend our reach.

If you are interested in being a team captain and sharing this event with your friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues, please contact Faye Kennedy at (206) 631-2612 for more information.



Put your company or organization in front of our audience of over 750 decision makers and environmental political leaders by becoming a Breakfast of Champions sponsor. Extending your reach beyond the event, you’ll be highlighted in our event communications seen by our email list of 30,000+ both before and after the event.

Sponsorship levels and benefits can be found HERE. Contact Business Relations and Events Manager Tina Montgomery at (206) 631-2608 to discuss partnering with WCV to promote your company’s values and reputation, while also giving essential support to move our work forward.

You can pay for your sponsorship here.



For all event inquiries, please contact:

Faye Kennedy, Development and Events Associate

Breakfast sponsors