The Art of Giving Gala & Auction

Our 9th annual Art of Giving Gala and Auction, held on March 10, 2018, raised more than $237,000 for Evergreen students.


Alumni, donors, local officials, and community leaders came together with Evergreen staff, faculty, and students to donate more than $237,000 in support of the aspirations of our scholarship winners and to celebrate the difference our graduates make in the world.

Andrew Ayala speaks at the Art of Giving GalaStudent scholarship recipient Andrew Ayala ’19 (pictured here) captivated the crowd of nearly 300 with his powerful story of overcoming family trauma and discovering how he could learn and thrive at Evergreen. U.S. Congressman Denny Heck '73 and Evergreen President George Bridges spoke passionately about the dynamic power of an Evergreen education, which helps students navigate the world’s complexity and prepares them to succeed and serve.

Relive the gala, or see what you missed — visit the online image gallery.

If you participated in our gala, thank you!
Your contributions open a world of possibilities for students who might not otherwise have the means to afford a college education. If you were unable to attend, we hope to see you next year.

About the Art of Giving

The Art of Giving is The Evergreen State College Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser, benefiting scholarships and educational opportunities for Evergreen students across Olympia, Tacoma and Western Washington. Contributions from donors, alumni, friends and businesses enhance the quality of the Evergreen experience and provide access for many students who might not otherwise be able to afford a college education.

Sponsor the Art of Giving

The Art of Giving Gala is an opportunity for local businesses to invest in the vitality of our region and in the future stewards who will help shape our global community.
Contact Correan Barker or Olga Inglebritson to learn more.