Coldwell Community Partnership

Coldwell Banker Bain
Community Partnership Program

Purchasing a Home Will Help SJI Build Living-Wage Careers!

Coldwell Banker Bain Realtor and Seattle Jobs Initiative supporter Wayne Stephens is collaborating with us through the Coldwell Banker Bain Community Partnership Program. Since the program was founded, Coldwell Banker Bain agents have donated more than $1.36 million to organizations in the Puget Sound area.

Each time a Seattle Jobs Initiative supporter, friend or a relative buys or sells a home with Wayne Stephens, Wayne and Coldwell Banker Bain will donate an amount equal to 10 percent of the commission to Seattle Jobs Initiative, whether it be a list, sell, or referral. It’s just that simple.

For more information on this partnership, contact James Thompson, Fund Development Manger via email or phone at (206) 628-6966.  If you get in touch with Wayne directly, make sure to tell him about your connection to Seattle Jobs Initiative.

About Wayne Stephens

When asked about why he supports organizations like Seattle Jobs Initiative, his response came easily: “Because it was how I was raised”. Wayne recounted his years growing up in a military household where his father was away from home for long periods of time, as were the fathers of many of his friends. If he walked to the store for his mother, chances were he’d be stopping by a neighbor or two to find out if they needed something too.

As a Boy Scout, a member of the Naval Jr. ROTC, and as a military man himself he continued to embrace the ideal of self-sacrifice and working as a team.

A U.S. Air Force veteran with over 25 years at Allstate and PEMCO insurance companies managing complex claims and technology issues, plus 10 years as a small-business owner, Wayne understands the importance of timeliness, attention to detail and thoughtful communication.

In his role as a small-business owner, he’s learned to be flexible and creative. “When you listen closely to your customers, you can be proactive.” These same qualities apply to Coldwell Banker, the most respected real estate brand in North America.

Wayne is thrilled to have established a relationship with Coldwell Banker, and he’s even more excited about the possibility of helping Seattle Jobs Initiative fulfill their mission through the Community Partnership Program.

For more information on Wayne Stephens and how he can best serve your realty needs, contact him at (206) 947-8828, email him at, or visit his website at

Hear more from Wayne here.

Please be sure to let Wayne know you are interested in supporting Seattle Jobs Initiative!