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Monday, January 13th, 2014

Save the Date: NPI’s 2014 Spring Fundraising Gala will be Friday, April 25th, 2014

As long­time sup­port­ers know, each year, in the mid­dle of spring, we hold a major event to thank our sup­port­ers and raise mon­ey to sup­port our work. It takes the com­bined strength of our board, staff, and con­trib­u­tors to suc­cess­ful­ly put togeth­er, but with each pass­ing year, we’ve got­ten more adept at orga­niz­ing it.

Last year, we resolved to get an even ear­li­er start on plan­ning the event, so we could be ready to post our annu­al Save the Date notice short­ly after the new year. We know that many of you real­ly appre­ci­ate hav­ing a heads up way in advance. We agree: It makes plan­ning to attend that much easier.

I’m hap­py to say that we’ve suc­ceed­ed in firm­ing up our plans. On behalf of the team at NPI, it is my plea­sure to ao announce that we will be hold­ing our 2014 Spring Fundrais­ing Gala on Fri­day, April 25th at the Mer­cer Island Com­mu­ni­ty and Events Cen­ter, which has served admirably as the home of the event for four years run­ning, and has been a great venue for us.

The gala is the biggest event that we put on every year, and it is by far the best oppor­tu­ni­ty to meet the NPI team in per­son and learn about our work. Mem­bers know we go to great lengths to make this event fun and infor­ma­tive. Our goal is for all of our guests to be able to spend a mem­o­rable evening with fam­i­ly, friends, and fel­low activists, and sup­port a good cause at the same time.

Tick­ets will be going on sale with­in the next few weeks. As in past years, we will offer a dis­count­ed ear­ly-bird rate pri­or to announc­ing who our first speak­er will be.

We look for­ward to shar­ing more details about our 2014 gala over the course of the next few months. For now, we invite you to save the date of Fri­day, April 25th on your cal­en­dar. When tick­ets become avail­able, we’ll make an announce­ment here on the NPI Advo­cate and in our oth­er publications.

If you’ve been to one of our past galas, then you know that we do our best to put togeth­er a great event, with a com­pelling speak­ing program.

In recent years, we’ve been hon­ored to have lead­ers like U.S. Sen­a­tor Maria Cantwell, Sound Tran­sit CEO Joni Earl, U.S. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Adam Smith and Suzan Del­Bene, for­mer U.S. Deputy Sec­re­tary for Hous­ing and Urban Devel­op­ment Ron Sims, and for­mer state Sen­a­tor Kath­leen Drew with us. We’re look­ing for­ward to shar­ing the names and biogra­phies of our dis­tin­guished speak­ers this year.

Here’s what else you can expect:

  • A full din­ner buf­fet with veg­e­tar­i­an and veg­an choices
  • Beer and wine selec­tions from our cash bar
  • Oppor­tu­ni­ties to min­gle with fel­low activists and elect­ed leaders
  • A chance to win a scrump­tious dessert for your table at our sec­ond annu­al Dessert Dash, orga­nized by our Host Committee
  • A fam­i­ly-friend­ly atmosphere

If you’d like to RSVP for the gala on Face­book, you can do so here.

Stu­dents who want to vol­un­teer to help put on the event can get in the door free. If you’re inter­est­ed in vol­un­teer­ing, please get in touch with us.

We look for­ward to see­ing you on April 25th!

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