Building on the success of last year’s luncheon, Sound, led by Chief Development Officer Sue Bean, returned to the Hyatt Olive 8 for the second annual IMAGINE fundraiser event, raising more than $160,000. Donations from supporters are still coming in.
“We are so grateful for the support of all our luncheon guests. The partnership of our supporters and table captains is a key reason we are able to do the work we do.”
Mona Lee Locke, VP of Strategy & Business Development at MG2 and Former First Lady of Washington hosted the event once again this year, adding grace, humor and style to the luncheon. President & CEO Patrick Evans reminded attendees, during a stirring, affecting monologue, that the work of Sound saves lives, restores families and contributes stability to our entire community.
One of the more moving moments of the event was the personal story shared by a client of Sound, a survivor of domestic violence who, through her work with Sound’s award-winning Children’s Domestic Violence Response Team (CDVRT) program managed to save herself and her child from a life of abuse. A moving and emotional video featured her inspiring story of personal victory.
“Without Sound, I would not have been able to leave that situation.” She said. “Sound has saved my life and I want to give back.”
Sound board member and Seattle business leader Juan Cotto shared a story about a tragedy and his family’s work in counseling to cope and recover from a devastating personal loss.
“As a boy, we were taught to be tough, don’t cry…But it takes courage to get help.”
Cotto asked attendees to support Sound, encouraging them to give generously.
Bean extended a special thanks to all of our guests, our Sound board of directors, our table captains, our volunteers, and our sponsors who, collectively, made the event a major success.
Sponsors this year included BNBuilders, Keeney’s, US Bank, Genoa Healthcare, Enterprise Holdings, Salal Credit Union, Heritage Bank, Puget Sound Business Journal, Parker, Smith & Feek, Continental Mills, Amerigroup Washington, The Commerce Bank of Washington, Foster Pepper PLLC, Netsmart, Northwest Sign & Design, Perkins Coie LLP, Quality Press and TINYpulse.
The IMAGINE event supports all of Sound’s work with children and families. If you’d like to make a gift, please do so at: https://www.sound.health/donate-online-now/