The Art of Giving Gala & Auction

You’re invited to imagine the possibilities at the 10th annual Art of Giving. With your generosity, there is no limit to what students can achieve.

An Evening of Pure Imagination

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Foss Waterway Seaport
705 Dock Street, Tacoma, Washington 98402

Benefiting The Annual Scholarship Fund

Reception & Silent Auction

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

Explore Our Online Auction Preview Now

Festive Cocktail Attire – Self-Parking Available

Registration is Closed

Please contact Correan Barker, Associate Director of Events, Alumni, and Donor Relations
(360) 867-6106 / (360) 481-6991
or via email:

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

Join us for a festive evening of imagination, good company, and fun as we celebrate the power of education! Students right now are ready and eager to use their creative and innovative thinking to transform their dreams into reality and shape our local and global communities. But with more than half of Evergreen students having low-income, many may not have the financial means to make their dreams a reality. Envision the impact your generosity will have on Evergreen’s remarkable students.

At the 2018 Art of Giving, supporters like you answered the call to support those ambitious students, investing more than $245,000 in our Annual Scholarship Fund. Imagine the possibility of what we can achieve this year together with your help.

Joan Bantz, Gala Chair
MPA '93, The Evergreen State College Foundation Board of Governors and former Member of the Faculty 

Auction Preview

Get ready to bid. Explore our online auction preview now. With a variety of exciting excursions, original art, and hands-on experiences, there is something for everyone.

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 a diverse population of students who might not otherwise be able to afford a college education.

Hotel Accommodations

Tacoma’s Hotel Murano is offering Art of Giving gala guests 15% off the best available rate when you book online. The hotel is located just five minutes away from the Foss Waterway Seaport, and is walkable to fine dining, and museums. Availability is subject to change. 

To book online follow this booking link, enter your arrival and departure dates, select Check Availability, click View Available Rooms, click Select on the desired room type, enter your booking information, and click Confirmation Reservation

If you have trouble booking online, please contact Randy Zitterich, Reservation/Group Sales Coordinator via email at