In just forty days, NPI will be holding its tenth Spring Fundraising Gala at the Renton Community Center. With the event quickly approaching, we’re very happy today to share more details about our speaking lineup.
We revealed a few weeks ago that Major General Paul Eaton (Retired) will be joining us on April 7th to accept a Lynn Allen Award for indispensable contributions to progressive causes. Today, we’re very pleased to announce our Master of Ceremonies for 2018: Buttonsmith CEO Darcy Burner.
Like Major General Eaton, Darcy Burner was a speaker at our very first Spring Fundrasing Gala in May of 2008, and she’s a major reason why that event was so incredibly successful and continues to be held today. We are delighted to welcome Darcy back to the gala stage to anchor this year’s speaking program.
As mentioned, Darcy serves as the CEO of Buttonsmith, Inc., a cutting-edge, Carnation-based union print shop founded by her son Henry Burner. Henry was recently named one of Forbes’ “Thirty Under Thirty” entrepreneurs, and he and Buttonsmith have been profiled by Fast Company and NowThis.
Darcy has a long history of involvement in progressive politics as both a candidate and a strategist. She has run for Congress and the state Legislature and played an instrumental role in getting progressive members of Congress more organized.
She has also contributed her expertise to many progressive nonprofits.
As she noted in her 2016 campaign biography: “I’ve been honored to be a board member of Council for a Livable World’s PeacePAC, the SNAP PAC (Students for a New American Politics) Advisory Board, the Progressive Ideas Network Advisory Board, the Center for International Policy board, the ActBlue board, the NARAL Pro-Choice America board, and to serve as the chair of the Netroots Foundation board.”
Working with Major General Eaton, Darcy helped put together A Responsible Plan To End The War In Iraq, which she and many candidates ran on in 2008.
Our tenth gala is shaping up to be a great event. We hope you’ll consider joining us. If you haven’t yet bought your ticket yet, we urge you to do so now.
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)
Here are the details for this year’s gala:
- What: NPI’s 2018 Spring Fundraising Gala
- Where: Renton Community Center
- When: Saturday, April 7th, 2018 | Reception at 5:30 PM; program at 7 PM
- Who: Join the NPI team, Master of Ceremonies Darcy Burner, and Lynn Allen Award recipient Major General Paul Eaton (Ret.)
- Why: Because an effective resistance needs organizations testing progressive ideas and building permanent infrastructure
Be inspired to continue working for a progressive future for our region and country: join us on April 7th at the Renton Community Center! Follow this link to securely buy your individual, household, or living lightly ticket.
In the weeks to come, we’ll be sharing more details about our 2018 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 7th!