As of two days ago, we were two weeks into 2020. As of today, we are just three months away from our twelfth Spring Fundraising Gala, scheduled to take place on Friday, April 17th, 2020. With the season of renewal drawing near, we’re pleased to announce that early-bird ticket sales for this year’s gala have begun.
Purchase now to save 17%-25% off the regular price!
There are three ticket rates:
- Individual ($100, temporarily discounted to $75; admits one person.)
- Household ($150, temporarily discounted to $125; admits a family.)
- Living Lightly ($25, 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.
For 2020, the gala is returning to its new permanent home at 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.
As in the past few years, we will be presenting a Lynn Allen Award to a distinguished progressive leader who has made indispensable contributions to progressive causes. Our past honorees include Sound Transit CEO Emeritus Joni Earl, attorney Paul Lawrence, Major General Paul Eaton (Retired), activist Alex Hendrickson, photographer Al Garman, and El Centro de la Gaza’s Estela Ortega.
We will also be joined by several guest speakers.
During the last few years, we’ve been honored to have leaders like Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, U.S. Representatives Adam Smith, Kim Schrier, and Suzan DelBene as part of our speaking program.
We will be announcing our 2020 speakers soon.
Here’s what else you can expect at our 2020 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 Dessert Dash
- 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 17th!