24 HOUR VIRTUAL GALA CELEBRATION

Join us Thursday, October 8th 6pm – Friday, October 9th 6pm PST

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6 PM Kickoff Event

October 8th

A welcome from Eugene and the ODW team plus a special performance by guitarist, Trace Bundy.

6 PM Silent Auction Opens

October 8th

Bid online on amazing local experiences, virtual options, and gifts to your door! Only open for 24 hours.

12 PM Cooking Show

October 9th

Learn from Minhee Cho on how to make the best Korean BBQ, right from her kitchen!

6 PM Keynote Address

October 9th

Hear from Eugene Cho about our work over the past year, our partners, and what we’re planning next.

Register to attend one or all of these featured live events!

We are honored to celebrate our 11th anniversary this year. It’s been a tough year for everyone, so we want to join in giving thanks for the work you’ve helped us to achieve.

All events are free to attend virtually, but we ask everyone to consider making a $250 donation (or whatever you’re able to give).

See FAQs below for more info on registration, silent auction, and more.

WHY GIVE TO THE GALA?

 

Throughout the year, we give 100% of donations (minus processing fees) directly to projects empowering people in their contexts to fight global poverty. We raise our operating costs separately to make this possible. Our gala is our one event every year where we invite supporters of this grassroots movement to give to our operations and celebrate the impact of this work. Your generosity fuels our passionate team of dreamers working towards a more just and beautiful world.

This year, we’ll have lots of opportunities for you to join us in our gala celebrations, and it’s all free. We are asking you to give $250 or set up a $50 monthly donation for attending these events. Giving generously to our operations helps us grow sustainably and with integrity, allowing us to invest in even more empowering projects around the world. We are so grateful for your support and partnership.

WHY GIVE TO THE GALA?

Throughout the year, we give 100% of donations (minus processing fees) directly to projects empowering people in their contexts to fight global poverty. We raise our operating costs separately to make this possible. Our gala is our one event every year where we invite supporters of this grassroots movement to give to our operations and celebrate the impact of this work. Your generosity fuels our passionate team of dreamers working towards a more just and beautiful world.

This year, we’ll have lots of opportunities for you to join us in our gala celebrations, and it’s all free. We are asking you to give $250 or set up a $50 monthly donation for attending these events. Giving generously to our operations helps us grow sustainably and with integrity, allowing us to invest in even more empowering projects around the world. If you are unable to attend our gala this year, but still want to fuel this movement, you may donate through this page. We are so grateful for your support and partnership.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

 

IS IT REALLY FREE TO ATTEND?

Yes, our gala is free to attend. Instead of charging a ticket price, we hope each guest feels compelled to be part of our movement by financially supporting our growth. This year, we are challenging each guest to give $250 or start a monthly donation of $50. We acknowledge this is a hard year, and are grateful for a donation at any amount. 

HOW DO I REGISTER & WHEN DOES REGISTRATION CLOSE?

You can click the registration button at the top of this page to enter your information for a free ticket. You’ll be automatically added to our silent auction, receive emails and texts relevant to the gala (you can always opt-out). Registration will remain open until the end of our gala.

WHAT'S THE GALA-AT-HOME PACKET?

This year we’ll miss being in-person, so we’re offering to send you a packet to hopefully make it more like you’re at a gala at home! If you register by September 14th, we’ll mail a packet to you, which includes two ODW stickers, a printed program, and a selfie poster – all exclusively made for the gala. If you’re attending internationally or register after 9/14, we’ll email you a virtual packet!

HOW DO I SPONSOR THE GALA?

We’re so glad you’re interested! We would love to partner with you through a sponsorship, which is a donation used to match giving during the event. If you, your business, faith group, or other connection are interested in being a Gala Sponsor, please contact our Development Director, Jessinia. Sponsorships are recognized in our gala mailed and online event materials.

HOW DOES THE AUCTION WORK?

We will have a silent auction online. You’ll be able to bid on items via our auction website. If you register in advance, you’ll be automatically added to our online auction, where you can easily bid from your phone. You will also be able to sign up for the auction during the gala. Auction opens 6 pm PST on October 8th, during our kickoff event. It will close at 6 pm PST on October 9th.

100% of the auction item donations raised go to support our operations, and the amount of your donation that exceeds the fair market value of any item(s) won will be tax-deductible.

SILENT AUCTION PREVIEW

Our silent auction will be online for all to bid on amazing items, both for Seattle-area locals and beyond. The auction will go live online at 6 pm PST on October 8th and end 6 pm PST on the 9th.
More silent auction items can be previewed on our social media!

 

Korean BBQ with the Chos

Gather a group of six and prepare to be amazed by a home cooked meal from Minhee Cho.

 

  

Mystery Night-In

Mystery Night In is a surprise evening for your and your date from the comfort of your home. Switch up your routine with a box full of surprises with a variety of locally-made things to do. We’ll send it anywhere in the U.S. to the winner!

 

Long Beach Getaway

Just a few hour drive from Seattle, Long Beach is a great spot for a Washington coast vacation. This package includes a one night stay at Adrift Hotel, a $100 gift card to the adjoining restaurant, and a beach horseback ride for two.

 

2 Earrings Handmade in Portland

This Oxidized Silver Set of 2 Earrings with 14k Goldfill posts was made by A Nod (to) Design by Wenjing. 

 

Seattle Date Night

Enjoy a meal at Canlis with a $400 gift card for their in-restaurant PNW fine dining experience. Then you and your date will take to the sky with a scenic flight tour of 30 miles of Seattle’s iconic sites guided by Seattle Seaplanes! 

 

Fishing with Eugene

Ever dream of fishing in a remote lake with Eugene Cho? Now’s your chance!

 

Paint-by-number kit

Create 3 8×10 potted green plant prints with this kit by CatePaperCo, including brushes, paints, and guaranteed fun for all ages.

 

Seattle by Bike Tour

Take a 2-wheeled tour of the best sights and sounds of Seattle! Guided by ODW supporters, you and 3 friends can tour around one of the most bike-friendly cities in the U.S.

 

Thank you to our generous

 Gala Sponsors 

 

 

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