The Art of Giving Gala & Auction

You’re invited to shine a light on student success. With your generosity, there is no limit to what students can achieve.

An Evening of Illumination

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Foss Waterway Seaport
705 Dock Street, Tacoma, Washington 98402

Benefiting The Evergreen Scholarship Fund

Reception & Silent Auction

Dinner, Program, & Live Auction
Auctioneer, Laura Michalek​

Festive Cocktail Attire – Self-Parking Available

Register Today!

Tickets: $125 | Tables of 8: $1,000

Reservation Deadline: Friday, March 6, 2020 

Light The Way

Join us for an illuminating celebration of student potential and success! Right now students are ready and eager to use their creative and innovating thinking to realize their dreams and shape our communities near and far. But with more than half of Evergreen students having low-income, many may not have the financial means to make their dreams a reality. Imagine the impact your generosity will have on the educational journey for Evergreen’s remarkable students.

At the 2019 Art of Giving, supporters like you answered the call to support those resilient students, investing more than $295,000 in the Evergreen Scholarship Fund. Imagine the possibility of what we can achieve this year together with your help.

Andrew Ayala ’19 and Betsy Donnelly, Gala Chairs
The Evergreen State College Foundation Board of Governors

Sponsor the Art of Giving

The Art of Giving is an opportunity for your business to invest in the vitality of our region and the future leaders who will shape our global community. We’re pleased to offer a variety of sponsorship packages that spotlight your commitment to student success. Each option features high-value exposure and strategic brand positioning for your organization. Your generosity will be illuminated as a shining example of community support among our audience of philanthropic leaders and influencers. Sponsorship Package (PDF)

For questions contact:
Correan Barker, Associate Director of Events, Alumni and Donor Relations | O: 360-867-6106 | C: 360-481-6991

Do You Need Lodging Accommodations?

Tacoma’s Hotel Murano is offering Art of Giving guests 10% off the best available rate when you book online using this link. Availability is subject to change. 

If you have trouble booking, please contact Joy Laborte, Reservation/Group Sales Coordinator at or (253) 591-4150.

About the Art of Giving

The Art of Giving is The Evergreen State College Foundation’s annual fundraiser bringing donors, alumni, friends and businesses together to celebrate student potential and build support for transformational scholarships at Evergreen. Proceeds from the Art of Giving ensures the college’s ability to sustain its long tradition of serving diverse students with scholarships that help them stay in school, earn their degrees, and contribute to the vitality of our region and our world.