Spring Gala 2024

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Our annual NVS Spring Gala “The Show Must Go On” is scheduled for Sunday, May 19, 2024. Our event will be held at Salty’s on Alki, with live entertainment and live auction items. It’s been a challenging few years for us, to include the loss of our beloved NVSU founder and Director Dr. Rober T Fraser. We continue to provide comprehensive vocational services at Harborview Medical Center. We hold this Gala each year to raise funds to support our clients as they transition back to work following an injury or illness. 

Why Attend?

Great Food & Libations

Inspirational Story from our Client of the Year – To be announced

Keynote Speaker, Maria Federici Doyle

Maria Federici Doyle, a young woman whose life changed on a February night in 2004. Late in the evening, she was coming home late from work when on a trailer, a good distance in front of her, an item of unsecured furniture fell off and broke apart, sending a large piece of particle board catapulting through her windshield, striking her in the head causing massive brain and head injuries as well as complete blindness.

Since there were no laws at the time addressing this type of accident, Maria and her mother worked fearlessly with lawmakers and in 2005, WA lawmakers passed “Maria’s Law” criminalizing failure to properly secure a load on vehicles.

In 2005, Washington lawmakers passed “Maria’s Law,” criminalizing failure to properly secure a load.

Live Auction with Auctioneer Larry Snyder

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

Live Music by Victor Janusz


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Why donate an auction item? 

NVSU has been providing NW employers with quality job applicants since 1976. We help people with disabilities, such as autism, head injuries, epilepsy, ADHD, MS, and stroke.  We remove barriers to employment that help people recover and get back to work.  We’re helping more people each year and the more money we raise, the better we can serve our clients to lead satisfying and productive lives. Our employers benefit as well. 

NVS, is the non-profit 501(c)(3) board for NVSU, all funds raised at our annual Gala support our clients’ needs for things such as: onsite one-on-one job coaching, virtual job website fees, licensing and certification, food handlers permits, assistive technology (including voice activated computer software, adapted keyboards, cell phones, or other specialized communication devices) that they need to be successful in a job.  Our job coaches provide an invaluable service to our clients whether they work on site or remotely.