Great Futures Gala & Auction 2023 FAQs
What is the Great Futures Gala & Auction?
Great Futures Gala & Auction (formerly known as Kids Auction) is Boys & Girls Clubs of King County's largest fundraising event of the year! Together, we’ll celebrate Club kids, teens, and staff by investing in high-quality experiences for all youth.
What will this year's event look like?
Our event will be live and in-person at The Westin Seattle. Anyone can view and bid in our Silent Auction online. Due to the variable timing of a live auction program, we do not plan to have a livestream of the event. However, certain portions of the event will be recorded and videos will be posted online after the event.
What if I have access requirements or dietary restrictions?
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County strives to host inclusive, accessible events. To request an accommodation (including dietary restrictions), tell us how we can help in the "Special Accommodations" section when purchasing tickets. We will follow-up with you to confirm. If you have already purchased tickets, or have specific questions, please contact us as soon as possible, but no later than Monday, September 11th. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for accessibility needs.
If I can’t participate in the event, can I make a donation instead?
Thank you! We appreciate your partnership. You can make your contribution today by clicking "Make a gift" above.
Can my company get involved?
Yes! We would love to partner with you. To learn more about our partnership packages, please contact Melissa Pederson, Director of Institutional Giving.
What about health and safety?
We kindly ask that you stay home if you have COVID or are experiencing any symptoms. Face masks are not required, but welcome. We want to keep our community safe and healthy at this in-person event. This is the perfect time to make sure your COVID-19 vaccinations are up-to-date
before all the fun. Please contact us
if you have further questions.
What is the impact of this event?
At Boys & Girls Clubs of King County, we believe our whole community benefits when all youth can reach their full potential. With generous community support, this annual fundraiser makes quality youth development programming, new opportunities, and powerful mentorship available to approximately 2,000 kids and teens per day in the Greater Seattle area. Additionally, Great Futures Gala & Auction is a powerful source of funding for program fee scholarships. This year, your support will allow us to distribute $1.1 million in financial aid to Club families for program, athletic, and summer camp fees.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you purchase tickets and are unable to attend, we are happy to issue you a donation receipt for the full amount of your tickets. You may also transfer your tickets to a friend. Guest substitution requests should be made in writing to email@example.com no later than September 11th.
Refunds will be issued only in extenuating circumstances, less a $50 processing fee.
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