Guild members do it all – from collecting pajamas for patients to hosting a dueling-pianos show. Thank you for your creativity and hard work on behalf of Seattle Children's!
Ann Carlson Guild
The Ann Carlson Guild raised more than $13,000 for uncompensated care with “Keys for Kids,” a dueling-pianos show. The show drew approximately 200 guests to Maple Hall in La Conner April 28 for artisan foods, a silent auction and entertainment from Chopstix, a piano bar. A silent auction featured art pieces, books and items for kids. Guild members also sold keys for a chance to unlock a box containing a piece of jewelry.
Carolyn Johnson Guild
The Carolyn Johnson Guild presented Tea for Tots April 28 at Hillcrest Park Lodge in Mount Vernon to support uncompensated care. The afternoon included a vintage fashion show featuring clothes from Starlight Deluxe Vintage Emporium in Stanwood. Guests bid on small gift baskets in a silent auction and enjoyed coffee, tea, sandwiches and cookies. The guild awarded a prize to the guest wearing the best hat.
Circle of Hope Guild
High school senior Hailey Kiggins raised $1,000 for the Circle of Hope Guild with the "One Heart" dance show March 13. In lieu of buying tickets, guests made donations to uncompensated care. The show was held at Eastlake High School in Sammamish, in memory of Hayley Jensen, who was a fellow dancer and patient at Seattle Children's.
Des Moines Auxiliary
Approximately 150 attendees joined the Des Moines Auxiliary for its annual spring luncheon and fashion show April 19, held at Landmark on the Sound in Des Moines. The afternoon included door prizes and a fashion show by Rottles Clothing and Shoes. A catered lunch from Tuscany at Des Moines Creek was served. Proceeds of $6,200 benefited uncompensated care.
Dr. Stanley Stamm Summer Camp Guild
The Dr. Stanley Stamm Summer Camp Guild held its fourth annual Fashion Show Jan. 29 at Olympia Pizza and Spaghetti House in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Approximately 100 guests viewed fashions from Donna Whitford and Etcetera Clothing, modeled by former and current patients. The afternoon raised $8,000 for the Dr. Stanley Stamm Summer Camp. The guild also teamed up with the Laura Brigman Guild during the 88th annual Garden Sale April 20 to 22 and hosted the Stammcake Breakfast for Camp (pictured), providing a pancake breakfast to garden sale shoppers for donations to the camp. The breakfast raised an additional $1,700 for the summer camp.
Eleanor Henry Reed Guild
La Fête d’Amour drew approximately 140 guests to Escala in downtown Seattle Feb. 9 for a Valentine-themed evening. Presented by the Eleanor Henry Reed Guild, the elegant affair featured hors d’oeuvres and romance-inspired cocktails. The guild also sold packages of Valentine’s Day candy to raise additional funds. KIRO 7 TV Eyewitness News reporter Amy Clancy emceed the program, which included hearing from Doug and Kristin Glant, who talked about the cardiac care their twin sons, Joshua and Jacob, received at Seattle Children’s Heart Center. Proceeds of $58,000 benefited research and uncompensated care.
Friends Helping Friends Guild
Supporters of the Friends Helping Friends Guild gathered at Januik Winery in Woodinville Feb. 25 for the Play for Children’s event and raised $30,000 for uncompensated care. Guests savored appetizers while playing skee ball, miniature golf and wine-themed games. Less-competitive attendees enjoyed wine tastings and took a guided tour of the winery. A silent auction included items such as spa packages, photography sessions and clothing. A small live auction boasted a cruise to Tahiti and Bora Bora and a Seattle Sounders VIP package for four people.
Congratulations to the Grayland Guild, which celebrated 65 years of service to Seattle Children's this year. Members gathered Feb. 25 at South Beach Presbyterian Church in Grayland to celebrate. Minutes from the first guild meeting, held Feb. 25, 1947, were on display. Bertha Kangas, 90, was the guest of honor. Kangas was an original founding member of the guild.
Guild Association New Member Brunch
Individuals who have recently joined or started a guild attended the Guild Association New Member Brunch Feb. 11 at the Sound Café at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Approximately 75 people from 31 guilds attended the brunch. Attendees met Guild Association trustees, committee members and staff and had an opportunity to tour the hospital campus. Dr. Eileen Klein, program director of Children’s Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship and co-director of Emergency Medicine Research, spoke to the group about Children’s emergency medicine team.
Hope on the Hill Guild
About 500 supporters joined the Hope on the Hill Guild for Bounce for Hope at Kidz Bounce in Issaquah Jan. 16. Kids bounced for hours on an assortment of inflatable structures and were treated to family-friendly entertainment from Caspar Babypants. When not bouncing, families participated in other activities, including a cakewalk, story time and face painting. The day of family fun raised $10,901 for uncompensated care.
Huskies United in Giving Guild
The Huskies United in Giving Guild raised $1,700 for uncompensated care with the University of Washington Dance Marathon March 3. The 10-hour dance marathon was held at University Christian Church in Seattle and included kids' crafts, a rock-paper-scissors tournament and dance lessons from the Hip Hop Dance Club. Seattle Children's patient Kami Sutton talked about her treatment at Children's Heart Center.
The Imagine Guild hosted Walk the Red Carpet for Seattle Children’s Hospital Feb. 26 and raised $13,000 for uncompensated care. Upon arrival at Lincoln Square Cinemas in Bellevue, guests had their photos taken on the red carpet and received a “swag bag” and a flute of champagne. A silent auction featured movie memorabilia, jewelry and artwork. Attendees sipped fine wines, savored appetizers and viewed the 84th Annual Academy Awards live on the big screen.
Congratulations to the Issaquah Guild, which marked a major milestone this year with its 75th Anniversary Celebration and Luncheon at Elks Lodge 1843 in Issaquah April 28. About 100 guests attended the luncheon and enjoyed a variety of salads prepared by guild members. A raffle featured themed baskets, including a pasta basket and a kitchen-gadgets basket designed by guild members. The luncheon raised $2,200 for uncompensated care.
Jaquish/Dukelow Memorial Cancer Research Guild
Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub presented “Night with the Stars” Feb. 26 to benefit the Jaquish/Dukelow Memorial Cancer Research Guild. The event drew about 100 people – many in red-carpet attire – to Kells in Seattle. Attendees enjoyed a buffet dinner, bid in a silent auction and watched the 84th Annual Academy Awards on large screens. Featured auction items included posters autographed by Tom Hanks and Will Ferrell. Guests also purchased raffle tickets for chances to win many different prizes. The top raffle prize was a trip for two to Los Angeles, with VIP tickets to a taping of Chelsea Lately that included meeting Chelsea Handler, the show’s star. Proceeds of more than $8,000 supported brain tumor research.
Jayme Oliver Guild
The Jayme Oliver Guild's Annual Spring Luncheon drew nearly 150 attendees to the Everett Golf and Country Club March 10. Guests bid in a silent auction for items such as dance lessons, jewelry and garden décor. B.J. Wakkuri conducted the live auction, which included a poker party for six and a one-night stay at the Alderbrook Resort and Spa. Scott Strand and his daughter, Amanda, talked about Amanda's treatment at Seattle Children's. The afternoon raised $22,000 for uncompensated care.
Jean Thompson Guild
The Jean Thompson Guild held its sixth annual Festival and Benefit at Maple Hall in La Conner March 31. About 200 attendees savored hearty appetizers and bid in a "Sweet Tooth Dash" dessert auction. A live auction featured a crab feed on Camano Island and other local getaway packages. Mackenzie Ann White, 8, and her parents, Patrick and Corrine White, spoke about their experience at Seattle Children’s. Mackenzie was treated for histiocytosis X, a rare disease that causes an abnormal increase in immune cells. Mackenzie’s family thanked guests for their support of uncompensated care, from which they benefited during Mackenzie’s 18 months of treatment. Proceeds of $32,000 benefited uncompensated care.
Kids at Heart Guild
The Bids for Kids Auction drew about 200 people to The Great Hall at Green Lake in Seattle April 7 for a fun-filled evening benefiting uncompensated care. Presented by the Kids at Heart Guild, the night raised $35,000 and included live and silent auctions, appetizers and local beer and wine. Auction items included a trip to South Africa and suite tickets to a Seattle Sounders game. Maggie Au spoke about her daughter's treatment at Children's. The evening concluded with live music and dancing.
Laura Brigman Guild
The Laura Brigman Guild continued the tradition of Seattle Children’s longest-running fundraiser and presented the 88th annual Garden Sale April 20 to 22. Guild members sold perennials, annuals, shrubs, ornamental grasses, ground covers and trees outside Children’s administrative offices. Many of the plants for sale were grown on hospital grounds, and Children’s groundskeepers were available to offer tips and advice. The Garden Sale raised $9,000 for Children’s Grounds Department. Above from left, guild members Susan Anderson, Kristine Hovde and Diana Clements.
Marvelous Matt Leppell’s Guild
Many thanks to the Marvelous Matt Leppell’s Guild for collecting 300 new pairs of pajamas for Seattle Children’s patients. The guild collected pajamas in all sizes throughout 2011 and donated them to the hospital in December. The pajamas were added to baskets delivered to patients on Christmas morning. This is the second year of the guild’s initiative, bringing the total number of pajamas donated to nearly 400.
The Motocross Guild raised $3,100 for hydrocephalus research in April. Pledge drive participants met top supercross racers at Seattle Children's main campus April 20. Riders Jake Weimer (left) and Ryan Villopoto visited patients. Supporters also attended Monster Energy Supercross at CenturyLink Field in Seattle and enjoyed pit access and rig tours.
Ned and Kayla Skinner Guild
The Ned and Kayla Skinner Guild's "Evening with the Winemakers" raised $70,000 for uncompensated care. Guests gathered at Willows Lodge in Woodinville April 29 for appetizers prepared by chef Bobby Moore and wine pairings poured by Washington winemakers. A silent auction featured rare wines and getaway packages.
Plum Creek Guild
The Plum Creek Guild’s annual raffle and donation drive raised more than $19,000 for uncompensated care April 4. Guild members sold raffle tickets at Plum Creek offices for a chance to win themed gift baskets. Friends, family members and employees entered for chances to win baskets such as "Making Music," which included piano lessons and tickets for two to a musical theater production, and "Weekend Getaway," which included a stay at Suncadia Resort and a gift certificate to a nearby winery.
Seattle Children's Autism Guild
The 28th annual St. Patrick’s Day Dash brought 15,000 people to downtown Seattle March 17 and raised $30,000 for Seattle Children’s Autism Center. Participants of all ages, some in themed costumes, ran, walked and jogged the 3.6-mile route. Kids under 10 dashed a half-mile Leprechaun Lap that ended at the Children’s Museum. The Dash is supported by the Seattle Children’s Autism Guild. The guild organized pre-event registration and volunteered on race day, when a team of about 120 guild supporters and their children participated in the Dash. Thank you to the Detlef Schrempf Foundation, Dash organizer and producer. The Dash, which benefits a range of Northwest charities that support families and children, has benefited Seattle Children’s Autism Center for two years.
Seattle University Dance Marathon Guild
Approximately 150 Seattle Children’s supporters hit the dance floor for the fifth annual Seattle University Dance Marathon Feb. 26 and raised $25,000 for uncompensated care. The Seattle University Dance Marathon Guild organized the 16-hour carnival-style dance marathon, which included food, games and family-friendly activities in Seattle University’s Campion Ballroom. A silent auction featured spa packages and restaurant gift certificates. Cardiac patients Kami Sutton and Marques Mar spoke about their experiences at Children’s.
The Silverdale Guild’s “The Sky’s the Limit” luncheon raised $18,400 for uncompensated care March 24. Approximately 140 attendees enjoyed lunch at the Kitsap Golf and Country Club in Bremerton and bid in live and silent auctions. George Kenny, owner of the Bear in a Box chainsaw carving school, conducted the live auction, which included items such as dinner at Tillicum Village on Blake Island and two quilts, handmade by a guild member. Guests also purchased keys for a chance to unlock a box containing jewelry donated by Ben Bridge.