Straight From The Heart

Straight from the Heart, United Way’s ninth Annual Dinner Party and Auction celebrates community spirit in action. Over 220 people gathered at Indian Summer Golf & Country Club on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, to enjoy amazing food and wine and participate in a silent and live auction to raise money in support of United Way’s mission: to fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. Emcees Nancy Leson and Dick Stein from KNKX 88.5’s Food for Thought segment were joined on stage by Jeff Kingsbury of Stokes Auction Group, Seattle. Keynotes included United Way’s new executive director Chris Wells and United Way’s board president Liz Davis. The evening was both fun and successful.

Straight From The Heart

The Straight from the Heart dinner and auction on January 28 drew 330 guests to benefit Thurston County families. Guest emcee Nancy Leson worked the crowd, and Chef Micheal Kim demonstrated the fine points of making gnocchi from scratch. The evening’s proceeds of $180,000 will go toward helping children and youth learn and succeed, promoting financial stability for families and individuals, and improving people’s health.