Guilds raised a combined $10.45 million in fiscal 2012. Thank you for all your hard work on behalf of children and families!
Adaline Coffman Guild
Approximately 90 guests attended the Adaline Coffman Guild’s annual Holiday Gala Dec. 1. Held at the Historic Hotel Washington in Chehalis, the Strut in Style for Children's peacock-themed event raised $18,000 for uncompensated care and an additional $570 for Seattle Children's holiday program. Guests bid in a silent auction for items such as jewelry, wine and spa-themed gift baskets. Aileen Kelly, Guild Association executive director, talked about the need for uncompensated care and thanked the guild for its steadfast support.
Angie W. Harrison Guild and T.C. Baldwin Guild
The Angie W. Harrison Guild and the T.C. Baldwin Guild combined efforts again this year for Sleigh of Dreams, their 15th annual shopping bus trip. Nearly 80 shoppers gathered early in the morning Nov. 17 in Port Orchard and traveled by chartered luxury bus to Molbak’s Garden + Home in Woodinville. Other bus stops included Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood and Tulalip Casino and Seattle Premium Outlets in Tulalip. While on the bus, guests enjoyed a continental breakfast and purchased raffle tickets for items such as gift certificates to local businesses, holiday gifts, locally made jewelry and gift baskets. Shoppers also donated items to Operation Family Care. Proceeds of $2,230 benefited uncompensated care. Pictured are members of the Angie W. Harrison Guild prior to the bus trip.
About 50 animal lovers gathered at the BlueStar Guild’s International Super Star dog-themed photo shoot at Mud Bay in Lake Forest Park Oct. 18. This year’s WAGS (Working with Animals, Generating Support for Seattle Children’s Hospital) event raised a total of $415 for the Seattle Children’s Pet Partners Program. Children’s patient Judith Bonafaci and her dog Abe, a Pet Partners therapy dog, joined guests for photos, prizes and treats.
Catalina’s Hope Guild
Nearly 125 guests gathered at the Glendale Country Club in Bellevue for the ninth annual Auction and Wine Pairing presented by the Catalina’s Hope Guild. Held Sept. 22, the event raised $55,000 for uncompensated care and research. Attendees enjoyed Northwest Cellars wines while listening to Fred Wilkinson, senior social worker at Seattle Children’s, discuss the services his team of 60 social workers provides to patients and their families.
Circle of Hope Guild
The Circle of Hope Guild held two events to benefit uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s last fall. Inspired by Dash Dodd, a guild member and former Children’s patient who is fighting kidney disease, the guild participated in “72 in 72” Sept. 6 to 8. The 72-mile hike along a segment of the Pacific Crest Trail stretched between Stevens Pass and Snoqualmie Pass. A group of friends collected pledges before the hike and completed it in just 61 hours, well under their goal of 72 hours. On Sept. 15 the guild hosted its third annual Cheers for Children’s at Aspira Seattle, raising more than $30,000. Guests enjoyed dinner; sipped wine from Cuillin Hills Winery, Barrage Cellars and Des Voigne Cellars; and listened to live music by Patricia Lee’s Soul Mates. Attendees also donated to a giving tree featuring pictures of Children’s patients and bid in an auction. Auction highlights included magnums of wine and a wine tasting for 12.
Circus of Dreams Guild
In lieu of its annual benefit, the Circus of Dreams Guild held a “non-event” during the last two weeks of September. Guild members promoted cancer awareness and encouraged donations via social media and word of mouth. The guild surpassed its goal, raising $40,625 for brain tumor research. The funds will benefit research conducted by Seattle Children’s Dr. Jim Olson and his team. Guild members also performed at the Seattle Children's Autism Guild's auction this fall.
The sixth annual Touchdown for Tots, presented by the Daughters Guild, raised $15,000 for uncompensated care and research Oct. 6. More than 100 football fans enjoyed wine, beer and a catered barbecue dinner at the University of Washington’s Conibear Shellhouse as they cheered the Huskies on during their game against the Oregon Ducks. Brei Haywood, mother of Emerson, who was treated at Seattle Children’s, joined in the festivities and spoke about her family’s experience at the hospital. The party featured a silent auction, raise the paddle, live dessert auction and raffle. Popular auction items included a vacation package to Suncadia, a glassybaby-themed party and a two-night getaway to the Benson Hotel in Portland.
Des Moines Auxiliary
To benefit uncompensated care, the Des Moines Auxiliary held two events this fall. Its October Luncheon, held Oct. 18 at Des Moines United Methodist Church, raised $1,300. Guests savored a lunch catered by Tuscany at Des Moines Creek. The guild also held its 23rd annual Holiday Bazaar Nov. 16 and 17 at the Des Moines United Methodist Church. The bazaar raised $7,000 and featured Christmas carols sung by the church choir, handmade crafts and artisan foods, photos with Santa, door prizes and chances to win raffle prizes.
Dr. Jack M. Docter Guild
Seattle Children’s staff, faculty, and patients and their families attended the Dr. Jack M. Docter Guild’s Holiday Affair Dec. 7, held at the hospital’s main campus in Seattle. Guild members sold gift baskets, poinsettias, baked goods and other holiday items, as well as raffle tickets for prizes such as an Xbox 360 with Kinect. The guild has presented its Holiday Affair for 15 years; this year’s event raised $5,500 for uncompensated care. Throughout the year, the guild also sells clothing and bags embroidered with the Children’s logo to patients, families and staff. Guild members and volunteers sell the clothing out of the hospital's Volunteer Office. The clothing sales generated an additional $45,000 for uncompensated care this year.
Dr. Stanley Stamm Summer Camp Guild
The Dr. Stanley Stamm Summer Camp Guild hosted a pancake breakfast Sept. 22 at Seattle Children’s administrative offices in Seattle. More than 100 people gathered to support the Dr. Stanley Stamm Summer Camp, raising $942 while enjoying pancakes, eggs, coffee and other breakfast treats. The camp was founded by Dr. Stanley Stamm, a Children’s cardiologist, to provide a summer camp experience for children with disabilities. More than 30 years later, the camp continues to give children with serious illnesses opportunities to fish, ride horseback and take part in other camp activities while still receiving the medical care they need.
Eternally Joyful Guild
The Eternally Joyful Guild held its seventh annual Cones for Kids event on Alki Beach in Seattle July 9. Fun and sun lovers of all ages had their faces painted while enjoying handcrafted ice-cream cones and sundaes from Husky Deli. Children in attendance played beach games. The event contributed $1,250 to uncompensated care.
Frances W. Nordstrom Guild
The Frances W. Nordstrom Guild presented its annual party Nov. 9 at 415 Westlake in Seattle. Approximately 200 guests attended “Night Out,” raising $125,000 for uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s. The festive evening featured dinner, raffle, paddle raise and silent and live auctions. Children's patient Owain Weinert, 11, talked about his experiences being treated for leukemia. Dr. Becky Johnson discussed her work with teen cancer patients and how the creative arts help teens tell their stories using photography, video and music. Guests ended the night dancing to live music by the Dusty 45s.
Friendly Village Guild
The Seattle Children’s Bargain Boutique in Redmond invited the Friendly Village Guild to host a holiday sale at their location Dec. 8. The guild sold holiday items, including a Christmas quilt, handmade by Nadine Nystrom and Ester Butler. Pictured are guild members (from left) Nadine Nystrom and Patsy Jack with store manager Sarah Ladiges. The holiday sale raised $300 for uncompensated care.
The Grayland Guild hosted “30 Miles of Junque” Sept. 14 to 16. Approximately 800 people attended the community garage sale extravaganza that stretched 30 miles from Tokeland to Ocosta, including North Cove, Grayland, Westport and many South Beach–area roads. The event raised more than $1,700 for uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s. The guild also presented its annual Artisans’ Festival Nov. 9 to 11, raising an additional $10,375 for uncompensated care. The festival drew 500 guests to Ocosta Recreational Hall to shop for items such as handmade wreaths, jewelry and pottery.
Guild Association Holiday Bazaar
The 2012 Guild Association Holiday Bazaar was held at the Seattle Children’s Hospital main campus Nov. 30 and contributed $2,000 to uncompensated care. Six guilds and the Seattle Children’s Bargain Boutiques participated, selling an assortment of beautiful handmade items, gently used goods and baked treats. Sue Kolesar sold her line of “Stronger” jewelry, which is inspired by the video featuring Children’s patients singing to the popular Kelly Clarkson song. Many thanks to the following for their participation: the Alan Richard Howard Guild, the Dr. Forrest L. Flashman Guild, the Dr. Jane L. Burns Guild, the Marion Finley Guild, the Martha Lake Guild and the Star Guild.
Hansje Brinker Guild
The Hansje Brinker Guild hosted the fourth annual Orange Bike Parade at Seattle’s Seward Park Oct. 7. Approximately 80 bikers and roller-bladers of all ages, many dressed in original orange costumes, raised $3,800 to benefit Seattle Children’s Child Life Department. Kids enjoyed face painting, bike decorating and crafts and games, and families took part in a post-parade picnic. Prizes were awarded to the best-decorated individual and team, as well as to the highest fundraiser and largest team.
Harvest Ball Guild
The Harvest Ball Guild presented its 27th annual Harvest Ball at the Red Lion Hotel in Pasco Nov. 3 and raised $75,000 for uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s. This year’s event was themed “Shine on Harvest Moon,” and with 250 attendees was again the largest guild event in the Tri-Cities. Dr. Sanford Melzer, Children’s senior vice president and chief strategy officer, talked about how the hospital's regional outreach efforts care for children around the state. Jared Leibert spoke about his family’s experiences at Children’s. His son, Luke Leibert, was treated at Children’s for a heart condition shortly after his birth. Luke attended the event and played the piano with the Steve Haberman Trio before guests participated in a successful raise-the-paddle. Many thanks to title sponsor Kadlec Medical Center. Pictured are Harvest Ball event chair Lydia McMillin and Guild Association trustee Trish Thompson.
Jaquish/Dukelow Memorial Cancer Research Guild
At the A Million Reasons to Celebrate dinner and auction Oct. 6, the Jaquish/Dukelow Memorial Cancer Research Guild raised $82,000; the event brought the guild’s total raised for brain tumor research to $1 million. Seattle Children’s Dr. Jim Olson spoke to the crowd of 160 at the Mercer Island Community Center, updating them about his team’s brain tumor research. Holly Im-Hamper also discussed her daughter Keilana’s treatment for a brain tumor. Guests enjoyed dinner prepared by local catering guru Chef Berttron and live music from Nina and the Big Boys. The evening included a paddle raise, live and silent auctions, and a “super silent” auction, which featured a dogsled tour, a trip to Disneyland and college football tailgate packages.
Jennifer Van Zuyen Guild
The Jennifer Van Zuyen Guild hosted its annual Taste of the Holidays event Nov. 12 sponsored by Gadgets and Goodies and Country Gentleman Restaurant and Catering in Kennewick. About 160 guests enjoyed a silent auction and holiday-inspired meal, and helped contribute more than $16,000 to uncompensated care.
KC Howard Guild
The KC Howard Guild hosted its annual holiday luncheon Dec. 3 at the Sunset Club in Seattle. About 200 guests browsed a silent auction for gift baskets and purchased handblown-glass ornaments. Fred Granados emceed a small live auction and Lisa Owen Wrenn talked about her son Keaton’s treatment for cancer at Seattle Children’s. The festive event raised $104,000 for uncompensated care and research.
The Kent Guild hosted approximately 1,000 people at its Artisan Festival at the Meridian Valley Golf and Country Club in Kent Nov. 5 and 6. Continuing the 17-year tradition, 41 local vendors spent the weekend selling jewelry, pottery and gourmet food items, and hosted wine tastings as well. Guild members sold raffle tickets for prizes including gift baskets, restaurant gift certificates and artwork. Pictured (from left) are Kathy DuBois, Ginny West, Lynn Johnson and Kathy Jacobs staffing the raffle table. Classical harpist Bronn Journey also performed during the festival. The event raised $41,000 for uncompensated care and research at Seattle Children’s.
Laura Brigman Guild
Thousands of University of Washington football fans contributed to the 20th annual Husky Toy Drive presented by the Laura Brigman Guild. Guild members collected cash donations and new toys from fans before the Huskies beat Stanford in Seattle Sept. 27. Les Schwab and Q13 FOX sponsored the event, and their employees attended to thank fans and collect donations (pictured). The drive raised $13,000 for the Child Life Department at Seattle Children’s and the hospital's holiday program. It also collected nine large bags of toys for patients. In addition, the guild sold holiday wreaths Nov. 21 at Seattle Children's Hospital, raising $2,360 for the Grounds Department.
Little Lemon Drops Junior Guild
The Little Lemon Drops Junior Guild ’s outdoor movie night drew more than 150 supporters to the Innis Arden Clubhouse in Shoreline Sept. 22. Guests brought their own chairs and blankets and viewed The Hunger Games while enjoying popcorn, candy and baked goods. Attendees also purchased raffle tickets for prizes, including an iPod touch, Nintendo Wii and restaurant gift certificates. Natalie Smith and Owain Weinert spoke about their experiences as cancer patients at Seattle Children’s. Proceeds of more than $8,000 benefited uncompensated care.
Lloyd W. Nordstrom Guild
More than 350 community members joined the Lloyd W. Nordstrom Guild for its annual Holiday Shoppe Nov. 13 at Our Lady of Fatima Social Hall in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood. Guests enjoyed complimentary wine and appetizers while getting an early start on their holiday shopping. About 25 vendors sold handmade crafts and gave a portion of their proceeds to the guild. Shoppers also purchased raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes such as purses and holiday pottery, donated by participating vendors. The festive evening raised $15,324 for uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s.
Marcia McBride Guild
The Marcia McBride Guild contributed $2,500 to uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s this October, again in partnership with the Wenatchee Valley Bridge League. The league, made up of 12 groups of eight couples, has donated nearly $85,000 to uncompensated care since it formed in 1978. The guild has supported Children’s since 1948, when it was established as Orthopedic I. It changed its name in 1992 to honor Marcia McBride, a founder of the Wenatchee Orthopedic Association.
Marion Finley Guild
The Marion Finley Guild, which is comprised of Seattle Children's employees, raised $1,200 for Children's this holiday season. Guild members held a silent auction during a staff holiday celebration on Dec. 18. The guild primarily raises funds for uncompensated care and in recent years has joined Research Champions with donations to the Research Discovery Fund.
Marvelous Matt Leppell’s Guild
The Marvelous Matt Leppell’s Guild hosted the third annual Marvelous Matt’s PJs 4 the Kids Dec. 15 at Seattle Children’s. Throughout the year, guild members collected new pajamas donated by community members, and then packaged and delivered them to Children’s patients. During the last three years, more than 1,000 pairs of pajamas have been donated to patients at the hospital.
Mary Ann Bothell Guild
The Mary Ann Bothell Guild’s annual Mistletoe Madness holiday luncheon brought 250 guests to the Nile Golf and Country Club in Mountlake Terrace Nov. 6. The luncheon featured Seattle Children’s Dr. Eileen Klein, who discussed a typical day in the Emergency Department (ED) and why the Building Hope expansion will improve how providers care for patients and families. Bags full of toys were arranged as table centerpieces, and guests purchased the toys to donate to patients at the hospital. Auction items included a Whistler vacation, a Whidbey Island wine-tasting excursion and local sports packages. This year’s luncheon raised $41,500 for uncompensated care, the Toy Fund and the ED.
Miracle House Guild
About 225 guests gathered at the Palace Ballroom in Seattle Nov. 3 for the Miracle House Guild ’s 12th annual Where Miracles Take Flight Auction. Attendees enjoyed food prepared by Tom Douglas, dancing, silent and live auctions, a raffle and a festive cocktail party. Featured auction items included a private dinner for 10 with Chef Ethan Stowell at Tavolàta Restaurant in Seattle and an Audi R8 driving experience at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma with a two-night hotel stay. Christin Roger spoke about her son Kyle, who succumbed to a rare brain stem tumor in 2009. Attendees donated $110,000 for uncompensated care and research.
Pat Harris Trilogy Guild
The Cascade Club at Trilogy at Redmond welcomed 150 guests this year for the Pat Harris Trilogy Guild’s Ho-Ho-Holiday Brunch. The family-friendly event was held Dec. 8 and featured delicious breakfast foods, entertainment from Roger the Elf and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Pictured are guild member Erlene Courtney and her grandchildren, Tyson and Hailey Slemmons, visiting with Santa. The multigenerational brunch supported research at Seattle Children’s.
Pearly Whites Junior Guild
The Pearly Whites Junior Guild was busy last summer and fall, hosting four events benefiting dental medicine at Seattle Children’s. To start, junior guild members partnered with Live Nation for the third annual Eco-Clean Up! and cleaned six different recreational sites during the summer concert season, raising $1,200. On Oct. 8, 100-plus vehicles were on display at the Quincy High School baseball field during the car show on Farmer Consumer Awareness Day. Participants donated to the guild in lieu of paying registration fees, bringing in a total of $3,400. In October, employees at the Yahoo! data center in Quincy participated in Mustaches for Kids by not shaving or cutting their hair for 30 days. Yahoo! donated $100 to the guild for every unshaven employee, raising $2,500. On Thanksgiving Day, 65 people turned out for the sixth annual Turkey Trot fun run at a private home in George. Guests brought monetary donations totaling $1,191 as well as gift cards and items for Operation Family Care.
Phil Smart Sr. Guild
A group of friends joined members of the Phil Smart Sr. Guild for a private evening of shopping and cocktails Nov. 15. Guests shopped at crewcuts and J.Crew in Seattle’s University Village and previewed the stores’ new collections. The stores donated a portion of the proceeds to the guild and raised $550 for the Seattle Children's Rehabilitation Van.
Pink Polka Dots Junior Guild
The Pink Polka Dots Junior Guild hosted the sixth annual Sydney Coxon Memorial Golf Tournament Sept. 8 at Legion Memorial Golf Course in Everett. The event raised nearly $75,000 for the pediatric brain tumor research led by Seattle Children’s Dr. Jim Olson, bringing the guild’s total contributions to more than $500,000. In addition to a day of golf, about 150 guests enjoyed a post-tournament dinner and silent auction. Children’s oncologist Dr. Sarah Leary spoke about recent research breakthroughs, and Andy Keener, a former patient who now works with Olson, discussed the importance of funding research. Many thanks to event sponsor Integrated Technologies and to the Coxon Family Foundation for its generous matching funds in loving memory of Sydney Coxon, who passed away in 2006.
Project Care Guild
On Oct. 21, the Project Care Guild hosted a dinner at Lucia, an Italian restaurant in Kirkland, to benefit uncompensated care. Guests enjoyed an Italian feast and made direct donations to Seattle Children’s. Lucia also donated a portion of the dinner proceeds to Children’s, bringing the total raised to $1,750. About 60 people attended the event, the guild’s first fundraiser. The guild was founded in 2012 by Lisa Mann.
Samuel and Althea Stroum Guild
The Samuel and Althea Stroum Guild hosted “Havana Nights” Sept. 8 at a private home in Kennewick. Nearly 100 guests helped raise more than $13,000 for uncompensated care and research during the festive evening while dining on Cuban fare and dancing to music by DJ Rick Bond. Guests also bid in a silent auction and bought raffle tickets to win prizes such as gift baskets and gift certificates to local restaurants. Auction highlights included a vessel basin sink and entry for four to the Kennewick General Hospital golf tournament.
Samuel Gordon Brooks Guild
The Samuel Gordon Brooks Guild hosted the 30th annual Anacortes Home and Boat Tour Sept. 16, raising $17,500 for uncompensated care. About 800 attendees toured unique homes and boats in Anacortes. Raffle prizes included a tour of Turn Point Lighthouse on Stuart Island with a picnic, as well as a guided tour of the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner. Plein-air artists also featured their work at each home on the tour. Pictured are members of the 2012 event committee hard at work.
Approximately 60 guests gathered at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sequim for the Sequim Guild ’s fun-filled Bunco Party Sept. 21. The event featured a lunch made by guild members, a silent auction and many rounds of the popular dice game. By the end of the day, $1,500 had been raised for uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s. Pictured (from left) are the “Bunco Buddy Group” – Cinda O’Dell, Barbara Loska, Lydia Stanhope, Joanne Kidd and Pat Finn – greeting guests as they arrive. The guild also hosted a holiday bazaar at Sequim Prairie Grange Nov. 17. Guild members and vendors sold homemade pies and handcrafted items to hundreds of community members, raising an additional $4,000 for uncompensated care.
The SOVREN Guild celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Kirkland Concours d’Elegance Sept. 9 at the new LeMay–America’s Car Museum in Tacoma. Car enthusiasts of all ages flocked to what has become one of the premier concours events in the country, raising more than $65,000 for uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s. Preselected vehicles from the United States and Canada were judged by both national and international officials. A 1933 Marmon V-16 convertible coupe owned by Aaron Weiss garnered three awards, including Best of Show.
Susannah White’s Three Feet of Sunshine Guild
On Oct. 27, Susannah White’s Three Feet of Sunshine Guild hosted its fourth annual Halloween-themed Monster Bash at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Seattle. More than 350 guests, including many Seattle Children’s patients and their families, turned out for the event bedecked in costumes and helped contribute $10,500 to Seattle Children’s Pediatric Advanced Care Team, which works to enhance the lives of critically ill patients. The event included pumpkin decorating, “creepy crafts,” pony rides and a haunted house. Many thanks to Trophy Cupcakes and Party, Home Depot and Craven Farm for their continued support of Monster Bash. Pictured are guild president Amy White and her husband, Seattle Children's Dr. Klane White.
The Symphony Guild ’s 15th annual benefit concert was held Nov. 9 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle and raised $192,000 for uncompensated care. The concert – themed “The Voice of Finnegan Farrell” – was performed by the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, the Northwest Boychoir and the Seattle Firefighters Pipes and Drums. Special guests included Civil Twilight and Seattle Children’s patient Clayton Beasley. Grammy-winning composer and guild founder Mateo Messina wrote the symphony.
Vala Youngquist Guild
Approximately 165 dedicated shoppers and Seattle Children’s supporters bussed from Burlington to Bellevue and back Nov. 17 for the 17th annual Holiday Shopping Bus Trip hosted by the Vala Youngquist Guild. The day's events raised a total of $24,000 for uncompensated care and included breakfast on a chartered bus, raffle drawings and door prizes. Attendees shopped at a variety of popular stores, including Molbak’s Garden + Home in Woodinville and Bellevue Square.