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12/1/2004 > After nearly seven years creating projects celebrating and advocating for mixed heritage people and families, MAVIN Foundation announces its national expansion.

10/7/2004 > MAVIN Foundation is a co-sponsor of CityClub of Seattle's Breakfast Forum Series, "Critical Solutions in Health Care."

9/2/2004 > MAVIN Foundation and Hapa Issues Forum oppose "multiracial" category on University of California forms.

6/14/2004 > MAVIN Foundation launches multiracial awareness and compliance initiative on college campuses.

3/17/2004 > MAVIN Foundation publishes grounbreaking Multiracial Child Resource Book for parents and childcare professionals about multiracial children.

3/16/2004 > MAVIN Foundation will unveil its Community Mixed race Action Plan (MAP) project with the City of Seattle at Rainier Beach Community Center on Saturday, March 20, 2004.

9/30/2003 > Multiracial groups oppose California's Proposition 54.

9/23/2003 > Matt Kelley is named one of "Ten Outstanding Young Americans" by United States Junior Chamber of Commerce.

8/11/2003 > MAVIN Foundation and the Association of MultiEthnic Americans launch a national resource center for multiracial and transracial adoption community.

7/14/2003 > MAVIN Foundation receives a $5,000 grant from the Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA), a $5,000 grant from the Massena Foundation, and a $1,000 "Wizard of Oz" grant from the Seattle Foundation.

7/14/2003 > MAVIN Foundation receives the "Ted Lord Allied Award" from the Pride Foundation for its advocacy on behalf of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans.

6/23/2003 > Seattle Mayor Greg Nickles officially proclaims April 4-6, 2003 to be "MAVIN Foundation Days."

6/16/2003 > MAVIN Foundation partners with the Skyhawks to host a summer soccer camp especially for mixed race and transracially adopted youth.

4/3/2003 > The nation's largest mixed race gathering ever starts tomorrow in Seattle at the MAVIN Foundation National Conference on the Mixed Race Experience, April 4-6, 2003.

3/4/2003 > The National Mixed Race Student Coalition will conduct its inaugural meeting at the MAVIN Foundation National Conference on the Mixed Race Experience April 4-6, 2003.

1/23/2003 > MAVIN Foundation to offer $3,000 in scholarships to help students attend its National Conference on the Mixed Race Experience on April 4-6, 2003.

1/10/2003 > MAVIN Foundation announces its National Conference on the Mixed Race Experience: "(Em)Powering the Mixed-Race Community on April 4-6, 2003.

9/4/2002 > MAVIN Foundation's November Marrow-thon to register 2,000 marrow donors at 30 colleges across the nation.

9/19/2002 > MAVIN Foundation's MatchMaker Bone Marrow Project celebrates its first year.

9/16/2002 > Matt Kelley is named one of the Puget Sound Business Journal's "40 under 40" business leaders.

9/10/2002 > MAVIN Foundation announces its second annual "Marrow-thon" to register bone marrow donors on college campuses across the nation.

8/1/2002 >
MAVIN Foundation opens its doors to the public for its annual open house.

7/3/2002 > MAVIN Foundation partners with Seattle's YMCA Metro Center on a "Diversity Workshops Program" with high school teens.

6/19/2002 > MAVIN Foundation announces summer interns.

6/1/2002 > MAVIN Foundation unveils new organizational website.

5/15/2002 > MAVIN Foundation's MatchMaker Bone Marrow Project team are selected for the Washington Health Foundation's "Heroes of Healthcare Award for Innovation."

4/15/2002 > MAVIN Foundation staff Kimi Kawabori and Yasmine Tarhouni win Student Service Award from President George W. Bush.

4/1/2002 > MAVIN Foundation receives a $10,000 grant from the Harvest Foundation to fund its MatchMaker Bone Marrow Project.

3/13/2002 > Mixed-race students converge at Cornell University for National Conference on the Mixed-Race Experience.

3/13/2002 > Sixth Pan-Collegiate Conference on the Mixed-Race Experience hosted independently by two campuses.

2/22/2002 > MAVIN Foundation partners with multiracial student groups to launch National Marrow-thon to save lives.

11/19/2001 > MatchMaker's "Second Chances Saturday" bone marrow drive registers 84 people to the National Marrow Donor Program Registry.

11/7/2001 > MAVIN Foundation celebrates National Marrow Donor Awareness Month with MatchMaker Bone Marrow Drive.

11/6/2001 > Matt Kelley awarded "Point of Light" distinction by President George W. Bush.

10/22/2001 > Matt Kelley is elected Vice President of the Association of MultiEthnic American's Board of Directors.

10/11/2001 > MAVIN Foundation warns that racist backlash to September 11th attacks expose need to redefine race and diversity.

10/5/2001 > Matt Kelley named one of Seattle's "Six Minority Leaders" by Seattle Magazine.

9/24/2001 > MAVIN Foundation founder/president Matt Kelley launches his "Redefining Diversity" national speaking tour.

9/18/2001 > MAVIN Foundation announces seven new members of its Board of Directors

9/18/2001 > First annual "MatchMaker" bone marrow drive registers over 100 people to National Marrow Donor Program Registry.

9/10/2001 > MAVIN Foundation and National Marrow Donor Program launch first annual "MatchMaker" bone marrow drive.

8/14/2001 > MAVIN Foundation releases new logo designed by local artist.

7/10/2001 > MAVIN Magazine publishes issue #5, Theme: "Generation Next."

6/25/2001 > The Seattle Foundation awards MAVIN Foundation $15,000 for operating funds towards the Executive Director's salary.

5/3/2001 > The Educational Legacy Fund awards the MAVIN Foundation $35,000 to print issue #5 of MAVIN magazine.

3/8/2001 > The K&F Baxter Family Foundation awards the MAVIN Foundation $19,438 for Multiracial Child Resource Book.

3/1/2001 > Cindy Howe named Assistant Editor of MAVIN magazine.

2/23/2001 > MAVIN Foundation to create a Resource Book about multiracial youth for parents and child educators.

7/24/2000 > "Local Hero" returns home to start visionary foundation. Matt Kelley draws on his mixed-race heritage to shape his vision of an inclusive society.

2/14/2000 > MAVIN Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity is founded.

1/29/1999 > MAVIN magazine's inaugural issue is published.

12/14/1998 > Pan-Collegiate Conference on the Mixed Race Experience to be conducted at Wesleyan University on February 6-7, 1999.

12/7/1998 > New magazine celebrating the multiracial experience to debut in January.