LifeWire’s 40th Anniversary Gala

On Saturday, October 8, LifeWire will be hosting our 40th Anniversary Gala & Auction at Meydenbauer Center. Join us! Funds raised at the Gala support the thousands of domestic violence survivors and their children who come to LifeWire seeking help and support each year.

LifeWire is doing amazing work in our community. As a leading domestic violence services agency in Washington State, LifeWire’s work is centered on ensuring that every person who needs help finds safety, stability, and support. Your support will make a profound difference — providing compassionate services, safe housing, and hope—to domestic violence survivors, children, and families when they need it most.

We hope you will celebrate our proud history of strengthening and supporting the lives of our community’s most vulnerable.

40th Anniversary Gala & Auction details

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Good Co Jazz Band
Live Jazz from Good Co

We are planning a sensational evening:

  • Silent Auction and Complimentary Wine & Beer Reception;
  • Live Auction with Emcee Jake Whittenberg, KING 5 News Anchor;  
  • Honorary Chairs Mary Snapp, VP Corporate External & Legal Affairs Microsoft & Spencer Frazer, Artist, Inventor, Entrepreneur;
  • Gourmet Dinner with Washington wines and delicious desserts;
  • Awesome Fabulous Four Raffle with the chance to win four amazing prizes (tickets are 1 for $50 or 5 for $200); and
  • Fantastic travel destination packages, unique getaways, wine collections, wine tour packages with private tastings, and more.

Choose your favorite dinner!

Braised Short Rib

with cabernet demi glaze, borsin mash potatoes, and tomato confit    

Harissa Roasted Salmon

with pesto orzo pilaf, pomegranate citrus relish, and crispy capers    

Emerald City Risotto

with asparagus tips, roasted maitake mushroom, and smoked tomato vinaigrette


Sasha Summer Cousineau – our Auctioneer
Our Honorary Chairs:
Jake Whittenberg – our Emcee

Special Thanks to our Sponsors

Get involved by donating an item, joining us as a sponsor, or signing up to volunteer!

Presenting Sponsors

Health and safety

Meydenbauer Center is committed to following state and local guidance on safety protocols. The Meydenbauer staff has been closely monitoring information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Governor Inslee’s office regularly. As of Saturday, March 12, 2022, masks are no longer required in indoor spaces in Washington State. Meydenbauer Center is following all state and local guidance on COVID-19 safety protocols. At this time, there are no restrictions for events in Washington. Event organizers may put additional safety protocols in place for their programs. Meydenbauer Center has taken steps to ensure people can safely gather in our facility. One of the steps we have taken as a venue was to earn the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ Facility accreditation, providing third-party validation that we have a well-established and maintained cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention program with well-trained professionals and clear documentation of cleaning processes. We have also upgraded our HVAC systems to increase the outside airflow to 50% and upgraded our filters to MERV 13 filters, the highest level of filtration for our system. Learn more about the health & safety protocols at Meydenbauer Center.

Have questions about the Gala? Email kellypb@lifewire.org.