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Friday, March 6th, 2015

Kirkland City Councilmember Shelley Kloba to emcee NPI’s 2015 Spring Fundraising Gala

Tonight, with NPI’s 2015 Spring Fundraising Gala now just six weeks away, we are thrilled to announce that we have a fantastic Master of Ceremonies lined up to run this year’s speaking program: Kirkland City Councilmember Shelley Kloba.

Shelley is one of the Eastside’s most principled and hardworking elected officials. She was appointed by her colleagues to the Kirkland City Council to fill a vacancy in March of 2013. The voters subsequently retained her the following November, and she is up for reelection to the Council this year. She has a long history of involvement in the PTA, volunteers as an EvergreenHealth community advisor, and is currently a trustee for the Lake Washington Schools Foundation.

Shelley is also a longtime supporter of NPI; she participated in NPI’s very first Spring Fundraising Gala in May of 2008. We’re delighted to have her as our Master of Ceremonies this year. She’ll be sharing a stage with U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer, who we announced as our opening speaker last month.

Our seventh gala is shaping up to be a great event. We hope you’ll consider joining us. If you haven’t yet bought your ticket to our 2015 Spring Fundraising Gala yet, we urge you to do so now using one of the buttons below.

A household ticket admits all the members of an immediate family and is a good value if you plan to attend with your spouse or children. (The gala is a family-friendly event, and young people of all ages are welcome!).

These are our ticket rates:

  • Individual ($70, admits one person)
  • Household ($100, admits an entire family)
  • Living Lightly ($25, for students and activists on limited incomes)

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Here’s what else you can expect at our 2015 Spring Fundraising Gala:

  • 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.

In the weeks to come, we’ll be sharing more details about our 2015 gala, including the names of our other speakers. We hope you’ll help us make our biggest event of the year a success by buying your ticket and committing to attend.

See you on April 10th!

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  1. Just an FYI — your Facebook link takes one to the 2014 event page, although the 2015 event link is visible to the right of the screen.

    # by Oarboar :: March 7th, 2015 at 4:48 PM
    • Fixed that, thanks.

      # by Andrew :: March 7th, 2015 at 5:00 PM

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  1. […] With the first day of April nearly upon us, and NPI’s 2015 Spring Fundraising Gala not far behind, it’s now time for us to announce who the final speaker at this year’s gala will be. Previously, we had the pleasure of revealing that U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer would be our opening speaker and Kirkland City Councilmember Shelley Kloba would be our master of ceremonies. […]