2018 ARCS Light Award

Andrea Thoreson

ARCS Foundation, Seattle Chapter is pleased to present Andrea Thoreson with the 2018 ARCS Light Award, awarded to a member who has made significant contributions to the chapter.

Andrea joined ARCS Foundation in 2009 and hit the ground running.  The next year, she assumed the job of Annual Luncheon Co-chair, followed by active participation on a multitude of committees and served as president of ARCS for 2012-2013.

Following in her mother Vicki Griffin’s (member since 1989) footsteps, Andrea has hosted events, brought in new members, been the contact for donor gifts and initiated matching endowments from the University of Washington.  She is presently serving on the Council of Advisors for ARCS Foundation National.  In addition to her dynamic involvement, Andrea has given two fellowships.

ARCS Foundation Seattle is happy to bestow the honor of our 2018 ARCS Light recipient to Andrea, not only for her strong leadership, but also because of the warmth with which she motivates those around her.  She is there in the trenches when things get tough, and her positive attitude pulls us through.  Andrea is truly a gift to ARCS Foundation Seattle.