Spring Gala 2017

We did it!  We met our goal and raised over $32,000!

This year’s Gala was very well attended – thank you so much! It was a glorious Sunday afternoon, with a 270° view of the city,mountains, and our waters from the Panorama Room atop the striking Pacific Medical Center building

There was both a silent and live auction. Fabulous entertainment was provided by Jay Cates and Melanie Granger with the Push 4 Love group. We were delighted to recognize Keirré Searles as our successful “Client of the Year” for her work in development with the Renton Chamber of Commerce.

A highlight was the presentation by Dr. Stan Herring and TBI survivor Zackery Lystedt. Dr. Herring spoke on key issues related to concussion in both the NFL and high school football. Zach told his courageous story of his middle school football injury and his challenging course of rehabilitation and subsequent successful employment.

Thanks to the Lystedt family’s story and the support of concerned community professionals, including Dr. Herring, the Lystedt Law, which protects concussed school athletes from being prematurely returned to play following an injury, has expanded from the state of Washington to now include the entire country.
Jeff Stokes and his auction team once again provided a fun and competitive atmosphere for the live items, while wrangling multiple offers for items such as Amy and Rick’s Hawaiian Condo donation. Thanks to all our contributors, including Jeff, the fine FareStart catering, our entertainers, the NVS board, NVSU staff’s hard work, and Dr. Herring and Zack Lystedt for providing a very rich Gala experience. The bids and raised paddles also made for a very successful day financially – consequently, we can continue to support our community efforts with three paid part-time NVS job coaches who assist our clients in securing and retaining employment.

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2017 Gala invite