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The Vera Project Raises over $100,000 in Sweet 16 Gala Celebration!

Vera Project Sweet 16 CelebrationThe Vera Project celebrated its 16th year at a gala celebration proudly presented by community partners Sub Pop and Napster.

The 10th annual Viva Vera gala took place on Saturday, March 25 at the historic Washington Hall and featured performances by Sound Off! and More Music @ the Moore alumni PARISALEXA and Otieno Terry. Guests enjoyed hosted drinks from Oola Distillery, Underground Wine Project, Georgetown Brewing, Malus Ginger Beer, and Caffe Vita coffee and appetizers and dinner catered by Madres Kitchen, a sustainable, locally sourced, and woman-owned business.

The gala’s live and silent auctions brought together 200 of Seattle’s premier music and art supporters and luminaries and raised over $109,000 for The Vera Project’s all-ages music and education programming. Auction items included an opportunity to create your own ice cream sundae for Molly Moon’s to feature for a weekend, an exclusive autographed Pearl Jam poster, a whiskey workshop at Oola Distillery catered by Madres Kitchen, a private party in The Comet Tavern’s Cloud Room and a framed print from body-positive photographer Ashley Armitage. Guests also entered for a chance to win Seattle’s best raffle prize: $1200 to spend at Linda Dercshang’s bars and restaurants. Continue Reading

Medical Teams International Offers Free Tours of the REAL. LIFE. Exhibit

Medical Teams International Exhibit provides a powerful look at real life circumstances of millions around the globe Medical Teams International is offering free tours of its REAL. LIFE. Exhibit throughout the spring and summer. The exhibit, appropriate for children age ten and older, takes approximately 90 minutes to navigate from start to finish. The REAL.… Continue Reading

Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue Win Prestigious Award for Excellence in Marketing and Communications

Recently, Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue received two of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s prestigious Marketing and Communications (MAC) Awards during the organization’s 109th Annual National Conference in Chicago, IL. Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue was selected among hundreds of local Clubs across the country for implementing the best marketing strategy for… Continue Reading

Tim Lennon to join The Vera Project as Executive Director

The Vera Project announced today that Tim Lennon will join the all-ages music and art organization as its new executive director. “Vera’s staff, members and board are thrilled that Tim will be leading this beloved organization,” said Chris Nelson, chair of Vera’s board of directors. “We were all impressed by Tim’s energy, his ideas for… Continue Reading

Marci Nakano Named New Executive Director of Executive Development Institute

Bellevue-based Executive Development Institute (EDI) has announced that its Board of Directors appointed Marci Nakano as EDI’s Executive Director. EDI is the only Pacific Northwest non-profit organization that focuses on leadership training for multiethnic professionals. Nakano will transition to Executive Director on March 1, 2015. EDI’s current Executive Director, Alan Sugiyama, is retiring on February… Continue Reading

Summit at Snoqualmie Pass Sales to Benefit Northwest Harvest This Cyber Monday

What: Today, Cyber Monday The Summit at Snoqualmie, located at Snoqualmie Pass, WA., will be donating funds to help fight hunger from season pass sales. In the spirit of the holidays The Summit will be donating $10 to Northwest Harvest for every single Big S Season Pass sold on December 1st, 2014. The Summit is also encouraging people who’ve already… Continue Reading

‘Hope Starts Here’ Breakfast Benefits Bellevue’s LifeWire

As high-profile cases of domestic violence draw the attention of people across the country, Bellevue’s LifeWire is bringing local awareness and resources to the issue at its ‘Hope Starts Here’ breakfast on Thursday, October 2, 2014 in Bellevue. “We are at a pivotal moment within American culture in which domestic violence, so often a taboo… Continue Reading