A gala event on Feb. 25 to raise funds for Edmonds Community College scholarships will feature guest chef Ethan Stowell and the chance to bid on special dinners, original jewelry, trips, high-end wines, and much more.
"A Vintage Evening" Gala Dinner and Auction is Sat., Feb. 25 at Edmonds Community College. Annually one of the hottest fundraising party tickets in the greater Edmonds and Lynnwood areas, "A Vintage Evening" marks the 26th year of the Edmonds CC Foundation’s biggest fundraising event.
2012 figures to be one of the Foundation’s most memorable auctions yet, highlighted by guest chef Ethan Stowell, Seattle restaurateur and James Beard finalist, as well as an impressive list of auction items.
Amazing jewelry created through a “Student Art for Auction” program has become one of the more popular auction items. The artists submit their work for consideration by the auction committee in fall quarter. The students whose work is chosen by a panel of Humanities Program staff and Foundation board members, are provided a stipend to complete the piece.
Offered this year are beautifully crafted pieces from Terumi Fogerty (a shimmering sterling silver fish brooch), Megan Pointer (a 16-inch multi-media necklace titled “The Flowers of Paris”) and Jakob Williams (a handsome sterling silver and antler pendant).
The Foundation hosts its auction and dinner annually to raise money for scholarships, faculty grants, and campus support. It’s an effort that has become critical due to declining state funding and the $6 million in budget cuts the college has had to make over the past four years.
Tickets are on sale now. Go to www.edcc.edu/foundation or call Kathy Coffey at 425.640.1512 to purchase seats. Tickets are $150 for the gala event and Ethan Stowell-prepared dinner.