3 Rivers Guild
Nearly 130 people gathered at the Richland Community Center Feb. 1 for Some Like It Hot, the 3 Rivers Guild’s fourth annual chili cook-off. Members of all Tri-Cities–area guilds were invited to participate in the chili competition, showing off their best recipes and table-decorating skills. Country singer Natalie Pyle Longmeier and Miss Tri-Cities 2011, Adrienne Bousquet, provided entertainment. The event raised $2,125 for uncompensated care.
Beverly C. Lambert Guild
On April 13, 100 supporters of the Beverly C. Lambert Guild congregated at Von Trapp’s in Seattle for Let’s Roll, a bocce ball fundraiser. A raffle featured a gift certificate to Gordon James Fine Diamonds. The bocce players competed for prizes as they savored German fare such as schnitzel and bratwurst. Proceeds of about $18,000 benefited uncompensated care.
Bloom for Children’s Guild
The Bloom for Children’s Guild organized two spring events this year. Guild members sold unique bulbs during the Spring Bulb Sale, which was held at Seattle Children’s Hospital’s main campus April 11 and raised more than $700 for Seattle Children’s Grounds Department. The next day, guild members and supporters helped build an organic garden on the hospital’s campus. The garden will supply organic fruits and vegetables for patient meals by this summer, and Seattle Children’s Nutrition Department will use the garden as a hands-on teaching environment to engage patients and families. Pictured are guild members and Seattle Children's grounds crew employees Jeff Hughes, Kyle Juhnke, Lisa King and Meghan Fuller.
Des Moines Auxiliary
Congratulations to the Des Moines Auxiliary, which hosted two events this season and raised $7,500 for uncompensated care. Eighty attendees gathered at Des Moines United Methodist Church Feb. 20 for the guild’s Rhinestone Rosie tea, where guests brought in their jewelry to be appraised. On April 17, the guild’s annual spring luncheon and fashion show at Landmark on the Sound in Des Moines featured apparel from Rottles Clothing and Shoes. About 140 guests savored spinach quiche and penne salad for lunch, viewed the latest fashions and bought raffle tickets to win items such as restaurant gift certificates and jewelry.
Desert Sun Guild
The Desert Sun Guild presented its Spring Gala April 12 at Anthony’s Event Center in Richland. More than 130 guests attended the festive event, which featured live and silent auctions of such items as a Seahawks quilt and dinner at Bookwalter Winery, as well as a vintage boutique, a delicious dinner and music by The Trio. The gala raised $50,000 for uncompensated care. Pictured are Guild Association trustee Trish Thompson (left), Kristy Gallup and Helen McCoy.
Dr. Stanley Stamm Summer Camp Guild
The Dr. Stanley Stamm Summer Camp Guild hosted its Sixth Annual Spring Fashion Show April 6 at 50 North in Seattle. Approximately 150 people viewed selected fashions provided by Kohl’s and modeled by Stanley Stamm campers and volunteers. The fashion show raised $8,600 for the Dr. Stanley Stamm Summer Camp.
Focus on Kids Laboratory Guild
The Focus on Kids Laboratory Guild raised more than $34,000 for Seattle Children’s Department of Laboratories in its second Unwined event Feb. 22. More than 300 guests gathered at the Seattle Aquarium for a unique evening that included otter feeding, wine tasting and a behind-the-scenes tour of aquarium facilities. Kids also attended and participated in a special hands-on activity led by aquarium staff.
Friends Helping Friends Guild
More than 160 supporters of the Friends Helping Friends Guild gathered at Bullitt Cabaret in Seattle Jan. 25 for the Play for Children’s Auction. Guests browsed silent auction items and played wine-themed games, including a wine toss, where players attempt to toss rings around wine bottles, as well as arcade favorites like Skee Ball and Pop-a-Shot. Music spun by a DJ kept people on their feet and ready for the live auction, which featured a Tuscany getaway and an escape to Bali. The high-energy, fun-filled night raised $57,095 for uncompensated care.
Guild Association New Member Brunch and Open House
The Guild Association New Member Brunch and Open House was held in the Ocean Café at Seattle Children’s main campus Feb. 8. Guild staff, as well as trustees Judy Gaffney, Sue Byers and Barbara Mann and emeritus trustee Dottie Greenwood, welcomed 27 new or potential guild members. Six guilds were represented at the brunch: the SOVREN Guild, the Seattle Children’s Autism Guild, the Sunset West Guild, the Preston Kuppe Guild, the Clare Beckett Guild and the UW Dance Marathon Guild. Cathie Rea, who trained as a nurse and now heads Seattle Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, spoke to attendees about her work.
Hansje Brinker Guild
On March 23, 65 friends and supporters of the Hansje Brinker Guild met for Elfstedentocht and Pond Hockey at Highland Ice Arena in Shoreline. Based on a Dutch staking tradition, the event featured ice hockey scrimmages, skate-offs, raffles, Dutch goodies and chocolate. Proceeds of $1,900 benefited Seattle Children’s Child Life Department. The guild also hosted the Dutch community’s first King’s Day celebration, which included an auction and traditional Dutch food and games, and raised $2,660. The guild’s Dutch movie night in February garnered an additional $529.
On March 2, the Imagine Guild hosted Walk the Red Carpet for Seattle Children’s Hospital, an Academy Awards–themed viewing party, at The Parlor in Bellevue. More than 75 guests wore elegant attire and enjoyed fine wines, hearty hors d’oeuvres, a raffle and a silent auction as they watched the 86th Annual Academy Awards. More than $6,000 was raised for uncompensated care.
Jean Thompson Guild
The Jean Thompson Guild hosted its Eighth Annual Festival and Benefit at St. Joseph Center in Mount Vernon March 22. Approximately 200 guests in Seahawks attire enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine. Attendees also bought raffle tickets, browsed silent auction items and bid in a live auction led by Mike Yeoman and Maynard Axelson. Auction items included a vacation package to Leavenworth and a boat trip through the San Juan Islands. Laura Sedano, 16, spoke about her experience being treated for osteosarcoma at Seattle Children’s. More than $55,000 was raised for uncompensated care.
Jeannine Hedwall Guild
Approximately 100 supporters gathered at the Yakima Elks Lodge for the Jeannine Hedwall Guild’s Affair of the Heart luncheon and fashion show April 12. Coldwater Creek provided the apparel featured in the fashion show. In addition to watching the show and enjoying lunch, guests also participated in a raffle featuring themed gift baskets. The event raised $7,000 for uncompensated care.
The Kare4Kids Guild hosted Kolor on March 15, a festival inspired by Holi, the Indian spring festival of colors. Holi signifies renewal, repair and hope. More than 100 guests came together at Beaver Lake Park in Sammamish for activities including a jewelry sale, raffle, silent auction, Indian street food and games. The highlight of the afternoon was the throwing of gulal, a traditional colored powder, on everyone’s white clothing. Proceeds from the event totaled $10,000 and benefited Seattle Children’s Department of Neurology.
Katie’s Comforters Guild
The Katie’s Comforters Guild partnered with Auto Connections of Bellevue in 2013 as part of the car dealership’s charitable giving program. Throughout the year, customers were invited to donate to any of three charities, and the program raised $650 for the guild. The Katie’s Comforters Guild was founded in 2009 with the goal of providing a handmade blanket for every inpatient at Seattle Children’s.
Laura Brigman Guild
The Laura Brigman Guild hosted the 90th Annual Seattle Children’s Garden Sale April 11 to 13 at Seattle Children’s administrative offices on Sand Point Way in Seattle. The event is the hospital’s longest-running fundraiser, offering perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees for sale along with expert advice from Seattle Children’s groundskeepers. More than $20,000 was raised for Seattle Children’s Grounds Department at this year’s sale.
Marion Finley Guild
The Marion Finley Guild, comprised primarily of Seattle Children’s employees, raised $7,125 in two holiday auctions in December. The events, held at two Seattle Children’s administrative office locations in Seattle, attracted Seattle Children’s employees from about 20 departments, who bid on wine, baked goods and gift baskets. Proceeds benefited uncompensated care and research.
Mercer Island Guild
With its production of the Mercer Island Phone Directory, the Mercer Island Guild has been a steadfast supporter of Seattle Children’s for more than 70 years. Guild members are involved in every aspect of the directory project, including its design and advertising sales; they also collect donations from community supporters as they deliver the finished copies. This year, the guild’s efforts raised $125,000 for uncompensated care.
Plum Creek Guild
The Plum Creek Guild’s Spring Basket Raffle and Celebration was held April 18 at the Plum Creek Timber Company. The raffle featured themed gift baskets, including a date-night basket and a Seattle Mariners basket. Nearly $7,000 benefited uncompensated care. The guild, formed in 2005, is comprised of Plum Creek Timber Company employees who have turned staff-engagement activities into a way to give back to the hospital.
Project Grace Guild
The Project Grace Guild raised more than $140,000 for uncompensated care at its Sixth Annual Dinner and Auction March 7 at Pickering Barn in Issaquah. The event, themed Building Hope, featured live and silent auctions with such items as a vacation on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, tickets to the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards in Nashville and a football autographed by Russell Wilson. Stokes Auction Group served as auctioneer and Jason Stiles from Root Sports as emcee. The guild has contributed a net $268,000 since its inception in 2007.
Seattle University Dance Marathon Guild
On Feb. 22, Seattle University’s Campion Ballroom filled with 300 college students and their friends and family members, ready to participate in the Seattle University Dance Marathon Guild’s annual event. Music played from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. and everyone danced their hearts out to support patients at Seattle Children’s. Proceeds of nearly $60,000 benefited uncompensated care.
The Silverdale Guild hosted Children’s Garden of Smiles, a luncheon and silent auction, April 12 at Kitsap Golf and Country Club in Bremerton. More than 100 guests bid on items such as a romantic getaway to Indianola and a Christmas cookie basket complete with a visit from Santa. The Independants provided live entertainment. Proceeds of $16,000 benefited uncompensated care.
Tailgaters Anonymous for Children’s Guild
On March 16, the Tailgaters Anonymous for Children’s Guild lent its support to the F5 St. Patrick’s Day Dash, which is presented by the Detlef Schrempf Foundation. Thousands of runners – many in green attire – ran the loop around Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood and out to the Aurora Bridge. Guild members who registered runners, volunteered at the race and organized a Seattle Children’s team helped raise funds for Seattle Children’s Autism Center. For 30 years, the four-mile race has been one of the city’s favorite St. Patrick’s Day events; this is the fourth year proceeds have benefited the center. Pictured are guild members with Detlef Schrempf on race day.