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)

Buy a ticket to the gala






Click above to buy a tick­et using a cred­it card.

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!

About the author

Andrew Villeneuve is the founder and executive director of the Northwest Progressive Institute, as well as the founder of NPI's sibling, the Northwest Progressive Foundation. He has worked to advance progressive causes for over two decades as a strategist, speaker, author, and organizer. Andrew is also a cybersecurity expert, a veteran facilitator, a delegate to the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, and a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.

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3 replies on “Kirkland City Councilmember Shelley Kloba to emcee NPI’s 2015 Spring Fundraising Gala”

  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.

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