TURN YOUR PASSION TO ACTION

Join others in our community to help end the cycle of child abuse
and neglect. When you participate as a guest, volunteer or sponsor
at one of our events, you make a meaningful difference for kids
and families all around the Puget Sound. 

2018 GALA & AUCTION
NW Children’s Foundation’s 33rd Annual Gala & Auction, CONNECT

Thank you for CONNECTING kids to a more hopeful tomorrow!

Full of energy and heart, CONNECT, the NW Children’s Foundation Gala & Auction on April 28, 2018, brought together a host of people eager to improve the lives of at-risk children and families. The evening’s lively bidding and heartfelt giving raised more than $790,000 – our most ever! – in support of our collective effort to end the cycle of child abuse and neglect. With more than 500 generous guests in attendance, it was certainly a night to remember; a night dedicated to making a difference for vulnerable children and families in our community.

Our Heartfelt Thanks Goes to …

Chef John Howie for the incredible dinner and emcee Brent Martin and auctioneer John Curley for keeping us laughing and raising our paddles all evening long. Thank you to the amazing dancers from the School of Spectrum Dance Theatre, who opened the evening with a touching performance. We are also very grateful to our battalion of volunteers, who made the event run smoothly, and our generous Gala Sponsors.

A special thank you goes to our Fund-a-Need speaker, Chesiko Zarate. Her spirit shined as she shared her personal story with our guests, and how help from NWCF partner agencies Parent Trust for Washington Children, YouthCare, Childhaven and more changed her life. In turn, Gala guests opened their hearts, giving a record-breaking $370,000 to support agencies providing life-changing services in our community for children and families. 

Here is Chesiko’s story:

NWCF Gala Photos!

Please visit our Facebook page to see photos from the evening. As well, if you had your picture taken at the Youth in Focus photo booth, visit this link to view the album and download the pictures.

It’s Never Too Late to Give

If you weren’t able to join us for the Gala this year, you can still help us support our community’s children and families. Your donations are always welcome and greatly appreciated.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 SPONSORS! 
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