Thomas C. Wales Foundation
The Thomas C. Wales Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the promise of ordinary citizens actively helping to create a more livable and fair society. Tom Wales was a federal prosecutor and a highly active civic leader and volunteer in Seattle. Tom believed in the power of civic engagement and the ability of everyday citizens to make a difference in their communities. The aim is to promote Wales' example of courageous civic engagement, leadership, and passionate citizenship: first, through public recognition of an outstanding individual who represents these ideals at an annual award event; second, by organizing balanced, moderated symposia on important issues of the day; and third, by direct involvement in programs that encourage dialogue and civic leadership. The Thomas C. Wales Foundation is a non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c) (3) public charity incorporated under the laws of Washington State.