Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural and Charitable Organizations (PONCHO)
Courtesy MOHAI, Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection, 2000.107.170.34.02. Photo by Howard Staples, Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
PONCHO was known for its hosted gala auctions and raised $35 million to benefit the arts in Seattle over the course of its operations.
Formed in 1963 by a group of civic leaders to provide financial support for the arts. Its annual auction became a significant source of funding for the arts. PONCHO ceased operations in 2013.
- Primary Form of Entity: Nonprofit
- Primary Artistic Discipline: Multidisciplinary
- Primary Areas of Activity: Philanthropy/Funding
Research and Resources
HistoryLink.org: PONCHO (1963-2013)
PONCHO records, 1963-1993, University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections