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Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Tickets are now on sale for NPI’s 2018 Spring Fundraising Gala on Saturday, April 7th!

As of yes­ter­day, we are two weeks into 2018, and just eleven weeks away from our tenth Spring Fundrais­ing Gala, sched­uled to take place on Sat­ur­day, April 7th, 2018. With the big night rapid­ly draw­ing near, we’re pleased to announce that ear­ly-bird tick­et sales for this year’s gala have now begun.

Pur­chase now to save 17%-25% off the reg­u­lar price!

There are three tick­et rates:

  • Indi­vid­ual ($75, tem­porar­i­ly dis­count­ed to $60; admits one per­son.)
  • House­hold ($120, tem­porar­i­ly dis­count­ed to $100; admits a fam­i­ly.)
  • Liv­ing Light­ly ($25, tem­porar­i­ly dis­count­ed to $20; this rate is for stu­dents and activists on lim­it­ed incomes.)

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!)

Our 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 what we do.

Loy­al sup­port­ers know we go to great lengths to make this event fes­tive 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 NPI’s vital work (includ­ing pub­li­ca­tions like the Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate!) at the same time.

As we announced last sum­mer, the gala is mov­ing to a new venue for 2018: the Ren­ton Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­ter. Con­ve­nient­ly locat­ed right off of Inter­state 405 (Exit #4), the Ren­ton Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­ter offers a spa­cious, pub­licly owned ban­quet­ing room with doors that open to a patio over­look­ing the Cedar Riv­er.

We’ve length­ened the recep­tion to pro­vide atten­dees more net­work­ing time and oppor­tu­ni­ties to min­gle, while keep­ing the start time for the speak­ing pro­gram the same. This year’s pro­gram will again be anchored by the Lynn Allen Awards, rec­og­niz­ing indis­pens­able con­tri­bu­tions to pro­gres­sive caus­es, but it’ll be more stream­lined, build­ing on our expe­ri­ence this year (the first year of the Awards).

And, should you wish to vis­it with the NPI team fol­low­ing the event’s con­clu­sion and cel­e­brate the work that went into the event with us, you’ll be able to do so, since room take­down will be tak­ing place lat­er in the evening than in the past.

Sound Transit CEO Joni Earl

Sound Tran­sit CEO Joni Earl speaks at NPI’s 2013 Spring Fundrais­ing Gala. (Pho­to: Lin­coln Potter/Samaya LLC for NPI)

Dur­ing the last few years, we’ve been hon­ored to have lead­ers like Attor­ney Gen­er­al Bob Fer­gu­son, U.S. Sen­a­tor Maria Cantwell, Sound Tran­sit CEO Joni Earl, U.S. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Derek Kilmer, Suzan Del­Bene, and Den­ny Heck, State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Chris Reyk­dal, and for­mer U.S. Deputy Sec­re­tary for Hous­ing and Urban Devel­op­ment Ron Sims as part of our speak­ing pro­gram.

We will be announc­ing our 2018 speak­ers soon. Until then, you can buy a tick­et at our spe­cial ear­ly-bird rates.

Here’s what else you can expect at our 2018 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.

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 7th!

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