On October 28th, LIHI hosted its annual Gala & Auction at the Hyatt Olive 8 in downtown Seattle. It was an evening to remember - full of good friends, wonderful food, and celebration of LIHI's 20th year. The event raised over $224,000 for LIHI's supportive services and the Urban Rest Stop. Thank you to all of LIHI's generous sponsors and supporters!
Executive Director, LIHI
During Raise the Paddle, the enthusiastic audience showed their support for LIHI.
Sharon Lee (center) with LIHI board members Melinda Nichols, Pearl Leung, George Waters, and Marian Yearby.
The Meadowbrook Children's Choir performed a beautiful and inspiring South African freedom song for the audience.
Sharon Lee with Congressman Jim McDermott and Constituent Liaison Juan Martinez.
Sharon Lee honored six long term LIHI staff members: Ronni Gilboa, Jill Davies, Lillian Beltran (not pictured, award accepted by Zena Dodson), Beth Sherdell, Christine Connolly, and John Syverson.
King County Council Chair Larry Gossett and his wife, Rhonda, enjoy the performance of the Meadowbrook Children's Choir.
The Dessert Dash, a highlight of the evening, raised much needed funds for the Urban Rest Stop. Grace Kim snagged the chocolate bomb, donated by LIHI staff member Tony Williams.