Spring Gala 2023

“Seas the Day” at Salty’s on Alki

Saturday, May 20th 12PM to 3PM

Join NVS, to support its clients, for brunch from the Salty’s deck with a stunning city & water view.

NVS was just awarded “top performing” rehabilitation organization in the United States, and Salty’s on Alki was voted one of the top 100 most scenic restaurants in America.


Every year, the Neurology Vocational Services Unit Gala have brought people together to strengthen communities. Whether you are a community employer, clients receiving our services, or our NVSU supporters, we like to celebrate diversity, building community and empowering individuals with disabilities at this event.

The Gala is our major fundraising event of the year.

Neurology Vocational Services Unit (NVSU) at Harborview is the only full-service program providing a comprehensive array of vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with neurological conditions in the Northwest. NVSU has been providing Northwest companies with quality job applicants since 1976.

Join us, in our exciting voyage to the future!

For more info please call Dr. Fraser at 206.744.9131
Email: rfraser@uw.edu

Date: Saturday, May 20th, 2023

Time: Brunch 12 PM – 3 PM 

Location: Salty’s on Alki Beach 1936 Habror Ave SW, Seattle WA, 98126

Program Highlights: LIVE Auction, Raffles, LIVE music, exceptional food and wine, inspiring stories 

Dress Code: Business Casual, professional, dressy! 

Type of Event: IN PERSON brunch fine dining experience

Live Music: Music provided by Push for Love  – a Neo-Soul doing their version of covers and original music.    Melanie Granger-Vocalist   Xavier Salinas- Guitarist/ Soprano Sax  David Doyle-Bass

Tickets:  Available Now!

Early Bird Ticket ONLY $100 or $750 for a table for 8 people until May 1st

After May 1st, Tickets are $125 and $900 for a Table


Larry J Snyder is a Seattle based, hands on philanthropist who’s been helping local and global causes for 25 years. Following his mother’s extraordinary path of serving others, Larry spends most of his day finding ways to improve the lives of others. larryjsnyder.com


Aloha, all!

It has been almost 25 years since I started to have some excellent Vocational services with the Neurological Vocational Services, and this has resulted in having some of the best assistance and friends any individual could ask for. There has been a warm space in my heart for this organization, as there has never been a shortage of ideas and paths to follow to get where I am today. One of my favorite ideas that I have learned at NVS, is continually being able and interested in assisting other individuals, with the technical problems they face, on a regular basis. Sometimes a person has to look at what is most important to them, and follow the right path, to get where a person wants to be with their career. Now it can be taken for granted that sometimes a person has to recognize their own limitations, and try to change things, so this individual can actually be happy where they finally end up. This path does not always come easy, and an individual has to learn how to make accommodations.

Quite some time ago, a famous British philosopher (Sir Michael “Mick” Jagger) once said that “You can’t always get what you want – But if you try sometime you’ll find – You get what you need”. For many years, after studying in the world of computers, I ended up doing close to 4 years of Temporary work experience, doing IT work, for a wide variety of temporary agencies, for organizations that included, MIcrosoft, Multicare, Providence Health Care, and NCR. It may have taken a long time to get where I am today, but I am very proud opf working for HCL (the organization that does IT support for Pepsi). It has taken a relatively long period of time, but I finally feel that I have accomplished my Deepest career goals, due to the support originally provided here at the University of Washington, and Harborview.

I do believe that that the best summary i could claim about the career path i have followed is:

“Sometimes the light is shining on me

Other times, I can barely see.

Lately it occurs to me,

What a long, strange, trip its been….”


Check back soon!

Please feel free to call us at 206-744-9130 and check current availability as numbers may fluctuate as we get closer to the event.

About the Venue:

As a local critic said, Salty’s is “One of the world’s great view restaurants.” Salty’s Waterfront Seafood Grills in Seattle is truly in a class by itself. We bend over backwards to please you with our award-winning fresh Northwest seafood cuisine and attentive friendly service. Salty’s, with sweeping views of Elliott Bay and the Seattle city skyline, is like no other restaurant in Seattle. Whether enjoying Dungeness crab and Maine lobster to our world-famous Alaskan salmon and halibut in season, oysters and clams from Northwest beaches, steak, pasta, chicken or luncheon salads and sandwiches, you will find many choices on our menus to please the most discriminating palate. To complement your meal, order wine from an extensive list of outstanding Northwest and world-class selections. Our award-winning Sunday Brunch — on Saturdays, too — is like none you’ve ever seen elsewhere.  Come to Seattle’s Great EscapeTM. It’s the Best View Of Seattle In SeattleTM.