83rd Annual Seattle-King County

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2021 Honoree
Benjamin S. Danielson MD
Champion for equitable healthcare access

First Citizen 
Award Event


Thursday, October 28 @ 6 PM - 9 PM
Seattle Art Museum

Important Information for First Citizen Award Event

 6 PM Doors open – Check-in begins
7 PM Dinner and presentation begins

Hosted by

Thank you to our Partners!


About Benjamin S. Danielson

Benjamin S. Danielson MD, a revered pediatric physician and dedicated community volunteer, has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Seattle-King County First Citizen Award. The former medical director of the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic will be honored at a civic banquet on October 28.

“Dr. Ben,” as he is affectionately known by his patients, is a much-admired tireless advocate and activist for the health and well-being of children and families with low incomes.

In announcing this year’s recipient, event co-chair and REALTOR® Cindy Silverstein said Dr. Danielson’s extraordinary commitment to the health and well-being of children and families, especially low-income people of color, his leadership on social justice, and his lifelong commitment to community service made him an especially worthy honoree this year.

“Dr. Danielson is a community hero and individual without peers, devoting more than 30 years of his life drawing attention to the neediest and most vulnerable within our community. He consistently speaks truth to the powerful by changing the healthcare landscape.”

- Dr. Constance W. Rice
President of Very Strategic Group, a University of Washington Regent
and member of the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic


Thank you to our Event Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors


Micki and Bob Flowers,

Carmen and Carver Gayton,

Cynthia Huffman and Ray Heacox

Featured in photo (L to R): 
Micki Flowers, Cynthia Huffman, and Carmen Gayton

Bronze Sponsors

Seattle Foundation


Washington State Auto Dealers Association

Signature Sponsors

University of Washington

United Way of King County


Event Details


6:00 PM

Check-in begins

We are excited to celebrate our honoree with you at the Seattle Art Museum!

7:00 PM

Cocktail Reception

Dinner &
Presentation begins


All attendees must be fully vaccinated per King County’s verification of vaccination order effective October 25, 2021.
Proof of vaccination is required to attend. See the order here.

$125 per person
Business/Cocktail Attire


Seattle Art Museum

1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101


Republic Parking Northwest -
Russell Investment Center Garage

1301 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101


In 1939, years of economic hardship during the Great Depression had taken a toll on the spirit and morale of the people of Seattle. In response, REALTORS® sought to boost public sentiment and brighten our outlook by drawing attention to the positive community and civic work taking place throughout the region.

To that end, REALTORS® commissioned Seattle artist Dudley Pratt to sculpt an expression of the great work that can be accomplished by those who support the needs of the people, a work emblematic of “those who seek first to serve our citizens.” Each year since, the Seattle King County REALTORS® have presented the First Citizen Award as an expression of gratitude to those who devote themselves to the well-being and prosperity of our community.

About the Seattle-King County First Citizen Award

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Proof of vaccination required for entry. All guests must be vaccinated to attend. Guests will be required to show proof of vaccination (vaccination card or digital copy) prior to entering the venue. Please be sure that any guests you registered are aware of these requirements. NO exceptions. Masks are to be worn at all times except when eating or drinking.