Excitement Building for First Ever SMH Fundraising Luncheon, IMAGINE

The community and staff alike are invited to attend the fundraiser, with a recommended donation of $150

IMAGINE, SMH’s fundraiser luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., is approximately six weeks away and excitement is building. The SMH Development and Marketing teams are working furiously to make this year’s inaugural event a great success.

Plans are being finalized at Hyatt Olive in downtown Seattle, the venue for IMAGINE and the menu is being designed with great care. The team is lining up entertainment and an emcee has been selected to host the event. There’s even a very special announcement planned for those attending. To be part of this exciting event, you are encouraged to register now!

Former Washington state First Lady, Mona Lee Locke, will be the Mistress of Ceremonies. Lee Locke, who has a long history of community involvement, is a former executive director at Susan B. Komen in Puget Sound and founder of the Foundation of Early Learning.

But the highlights of this year’s luncheon are the people we serve. Two Sound Mental Health clients, Danny Wills and Jeanette Anderson, people who have overcome tremendous obstacles in their lives, will share their deeply touching stories of recovery through a special video that will be shown during the event. This is not to be missed!

Though the philanthropic and donor community will be attending IMAGINE, SMH staff are also invited to attend. The Development Department, however, recommends a donation of $150 for anyone attending the event, since it is a fundraiser intended to benefit SMH programs.

The money raised from IMAGINE will directly support SMH programs like those that support Danny and Jeanette and the 22,000 other people we served last year. The fundraiser, which is an entirely new event at SMH, is expected to have 300 guests. Seating is limited, so you are encouraged to register soon.

“My hope is that our guests are left with the feeling that their gift helps real people with real struggles in our community,” says Sue Bean, Chief Development Officer at SMH. “It is often easy to marginalize people who live with mental illness or struggle with addiction but we hope that experiencing Danny and Jeanette’s story will help people embrace their partnership with us to change lives forever.”

Sound Mental Health would like to acknowledge those businesses that are sponsors of this year’s event: First Security Bank, Netsmart, Salal Credit Union, Heritage Bank, Parker, Smith & Feek, Puget Sound Business Journal, Keeney’s Office Supply, Northwest Signs, BNB Builders, A&A Printing, US Bank and others.

Anyone interested in being a table captain should contact the Sound Mental Health Development Department at 206-901-3624 or rachel.sorrels@sound.health. To register for the event, visit our registration page.


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