Gala Event Details

  •  31st Anniversary Gala Banner FINAL

    When and Where

    Saturday, November 8th, 2014
    The Westin Hotel, Seattle
    6:00 p.m. - Reception
    7:00 p.m. - Formal Program


    Seattle University is committed to preparing students as leaders toward a just and humane world, a mission we deliver with confidence and clarity as the leading independent university of the Northwest and among Jesuit Catholic institutions.

    The 31st Annual Gala is Seattle University's annual black-tie dinner to raise scholarship support for students at Seattle University. The need for scholarship dollars increases every year, with just over 92% of incoming freshmen in 2013-2014 qualifying for an average of $16,000 in need-based support to fund their education.

    The Gala is a wonderful way to celebrate the difference that our supporters make in helping these students, as well as enjoying a wonderful evening of fine dining and entertainment with friends, colleagues, and other corporate and community leaders. This year we will be honoring Joe, '67 and Terri '67, '89 Gaffney with the St. Ignatius Medal, the university's highest honor. The 31st Annual Gala will be chaired by Jim, '69, and Jan, '70 Dwyer, and Don, '09 and Melissa Manning. We hope that you will join us this year to provide our students with the financial support that will impact their education and ultimately help them become leaders for a just and humane world.

    For more information about this year's entertainment, the Michael Benson Band, click here.

    Why Sponsor

    • Gain valuable visibility on Seattle University Gala marketing materials
    • Network with over 800 community and corporate leaders
    • Entertain friends, clients or board members with an unforgettable evening
    • Make a difference in the lives of students by providing much needed financial assistance

    Sponsorship Opportunities for 2014

    $30,000+ Presidential Sponsorship
    $25,000 Platinum Sponsorship
    $15,000 Gold Sponsorship
    $10,000 Silver Sponsorship
    $5,000 Bronze Sponsorship
    $500 Individual Ticket

    How to Get Involved

    For further information regarding sponsorship, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at (206) 296-6140 or