Friends of the Children–Seattle exists because deep, long-term relationships are critical to healthy and successful children. While the families we work with have been impacted by poverty and systemic barriers, our kids refuse to be defined by their challenges. For 20 years, we’ve supported children to reach their dreams by selecting them in kindergarten and committing a paid, professional mentor to them for four hours a week for 12+ years. Today, we are in 151 classrooms in over 50 schools in 15 school districts, and, despite facing the toughest challenges, our youth graduate high school at a rate higher than their peers in Washington State.

Today, our 20/20 vision is clearer than ever: children facing the greatest risks in King County will enter kindergarten with a mentor by their side. They will not be defined by the challenges, but by their brilliance and will go on to be a leader and mentor in their own community.

Celebrate with us.

Inspiring Greatness

Please join us for Inspiring Greatness, our signature fundraising gala led by our Host Committee! It will be an evening filled with powerful stories about how our ambitious young people develop and reach the goals they set while enrolled at Friends of the Children–Seattle. Throughout the evening, you will have an opportunity to learn more about our proven model, engage with our professional mentors and families, and support our youth.

When: Saturday, October 3, 2020

Where: New Hyatt Regency (808 Howell St, Seattle, WA 98101)

Time: Cocktails and reception begins at 5:00 pm, followed by dinner and live program

If you are interested in hosting a table or sponsoring this event, please contact Sierra Wagner, our Advancement Coordinator, at 206.328.3535 or