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The MAVIN Foundation Annual Gala.
On October 8, 2005, three hundred of our most generous supporters joined us for an inspiring evening celebrating our innovative and award-winning projects. The setting was the beautiful McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. Participants enjoyed an elegant dinner, silent and live auctions, live music and special remarks by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Regional Director, James Whitfield. Together, we raised nearly $80,000 for MAVIN Foundation programs! A heartfelt thank you to everyone, and we hope to see you again next year!

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Seattle Center's McCaw Hall provided a dramatic setting.

Get ready to bid by raising those cards!

Gala co-chairs Martha Wilson and Coleen Jay welcome guests.

An elegant couple enjoying their first MAVIN Foundation event!

Several delicious, donated desserts fetched a pretty penny!

Headline sponsor Microsoft's Carla Saulter with fiancee, Adam.

Some 300 guests took a brief break from bidding to watch a compelling video explaining why an orgniazation like MAVIN is important.

James Whitfield, US Dept. of Health & Human Svcs Reg. Director.

MAVIN Board member Joe Sakay with his wife, Lisa Lee.

Nordstrom's J. Rowsey with MAVIN Board member Mariya Rubbelke.

MatchMaker project manager Nicki Carrillo with her family.

MAVIN Board Chair Eric Fredricks with Kinam Sohn, CPA.

The very supportive Pat Hackett and Mark Houtchens.

MAVIN's Kelly Brownlee with Bree Sibbel, of the VAN Adoptee Org.

Super MAVIN volunteer Amanda with her husband, Logan!

Generation MIX Crew members Charles & Geetha w/ Cynthia (mid).

Mom and daughter enjoy the night's festivities.

Two of our evening's best volunteers!