Believe Gala

Your gifts keep education in reach for students from start to finish.

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Believe Gala

Your gifts keep education in reach for students from start to finish.

Make a Gift
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Each year, community partners, local leaders, and education advocates gather to party Seattle Central style. That means an inspiring night of dancing, cocktails, the swankiest dessert dash in town, and whatever wild cards our talented students whip up. Last year our carpentry students brought in a tiny house, the year before graphic design pumped up the mood.

Thanks to the collective generosity of over incredible community, last year we sold out, and surpassed our goal to raise $516,019 (WOW!).

Believe 2019
April 25, 2019 | 5:30 p.m.
Fremont Studios

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Thanks to all who could join us at Seattle Central College’s SOLD OUT 2018 Believe Gala. We are so grateful for all who joined us to contribute toward our goal of putting education within reach for all who seek it.

Thanks to the collective generosity of over 450 advocates, we surpassed our goal and raised $516,019 (WOW!).

This half-million dollars will go a long way to support students like Emilio and Tammara, who you heard from at the gala. Students like them come to us to build better lives for themselves, their families and our community, and your support allows us to support them from start to finish.

Questions about the event? Contact Emily Thurston at or 206.934.6925.

Thank you to our generous 2018 Believe Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

WSECU logo

Inspiration Sponsors

Homestreet Bank
Hunters Capital
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Innovation Sponsor

Premera Blue Cross

Visionary Sponsors

Alaska Airlines
Hanover Pacific
Kaiser Permanente
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Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
Washington Trust Bank

Hope Sponsors

Butler Seattle

Capitol Hill Housing

Chateau Ste. Michelle

The Commerce Bank of Washington

Commercial Office Interiors

Foster Pepper

Foundation for the Seattle Colleges

Global Diving & Salvage

Mortenson Construction

Pacifica Law Group

Pacific Medical Centers

Plum Strategy

The Port of Seattle

Pugh Capital Management

ResCare HomeCare

Sound Credit Union


Schreiber Starling Whitehead Architects

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship


Foundation scholarship recipient quote

Receiving a scholarship has lightened my financial burden, which makes me feel more confident in a brighter future. My scholarship has motivated me to go forward in life to achieve my goals and make my family proud.

Le Hue, scholarship recipient

Le Hue, Foundation scholarship recipient


Seattle Central College Foundation
Seattle Central College
1701 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122


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