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Tony will dance the Cha Cha with his professional partner, Alison Cockrill!
What is your day job?
Tony Mestres is the President & CEO of Seattle Foundation, one of the largest community foundations in the country. Recognized for his leadership in navigating change and working across sectors, Tony has repositioned Seattle Foundation as a voice for community needs and leader of philanthropic strategies that create greater equity and opportunity for all. Tony directs the strategic counsel and support provided to more than 1,200 individual, family and corporate philanthropists and oversees the investment of $100 million in charitable grants annually and management of nearly $1 billion in charitable assets and committed bequests.
What is your previous dance experience?
I went to dancing school as a kid and enjoyed it, but completely an amateur.
Why are you dancing for Plymouth Housing?
I love the mission of Plymouth Housing and believe the enormous impact it has on our community. In addition, I thought it would be a wonderful personal challenge.
Where are you going to put your Mirror Ball Trophy when you win?
In the lobby of the Seattle Foundation