Thank You to All Our Redefining Vision Summer Garden Party Sponsors and In-Kind Contributors!

We are incredibly grateful for all of the generous gifts of cash and in-kind contributions to our Redefining Vision Summer Garden Party! Join us on Thursday, August 13th for a relaxing evening with great local food and drinks, a live DJ, and an incredible silent auction. Learn more and RSVP here.

Check out our sponsorship radio ad now playing on SPIRIT 105.3 FM.



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Snoqualmie Indian Tribe

Exotic Metals Forming Company

Lane Powell PC

In kind contributors:

Amie Ryan, Ballard Market, Ben Bridge Jewelers, BluWater Bistro, Constance Engelstad, City People’s Garden Store, Columbia City Bakery, David Garten, Einer Handeland, Fast Rabbits, Fran’s Chocolates, Geraldine’s Counter, Hilliard’s Beer, Howie Dickerman, John Howie Steak, Kirk Adams, Kirk Neamen, Lighthouse Operations Team, Longhorn BBQ, McLendon Hardware Inc., Michael and Megan Leifson, Nate’s Wings and Waffles, Northwest Cellars, OtterBox, Pat O’Hara, Paul Carter, PCC Natural Markets, Pendleton Woolen Mills, Ron Ross, Rookies Sports Bar and Grill, Renaissance Hotel, Rhein Haus, Salty’s, STG Presents, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Storm, Seattle Symphony, Spa Hop, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma Rainiers, The Ruins, Tim Reiterman, Travel Set Go, Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria, Underground Tour, and Woodland Park Zoo.

Seattle Lighthouse’s Summer Social

Lighthouse Employee of the Year Salvador Huizar speaks to the crowd at Redefining Vision Summer Evening Out

Lighthouse Employee of the Year Salvador Huizar speaks to the crowd at Redefining Vision Summer Evening Out

In true Seattle style, the nearly 100 event attendees and volunteers appreciated the warm afternoon at our August 14th Redefining Vision Summer Evening Out.

Guests enjoyed the delicious hors d’oeuvres, beer from Georgetown Brewing Company, and wine from Davenport Cellars while mingling in Ethel L. Dupar’s Fragrant Garden. The smooth jazz provided by Lighthouse employee and DJ, Larry Irvin, offered a great background soundtrack for chatting with old friends and meeting new ones.

Guests also had plenty of opportunities to learn about The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.’s mission and training programs by taking a tour of our Machine Shop or participating in a hands-on technology, Braille Literacy Program, or Orientation and Mobility Program demonstration.

A big thank you to our employee speaker Salvador Huizar for sharing his story of upward mobility and leadership training as one of our 2013 Employees of the Year. As always, we were delighted to hear from President and CEO Kirk Adams as he thanked our community for its continued support and shared a little about the Lighthouse’s recent accomplishments.

Thank you also to our premier event sponsor, Amber Janitorial Inc., and Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos for attending this lovely outdoor event.

Our small silent auction raised over $1,800 and included some incredible items such as Dinner and Jazz with Kirk and Ros Adams, Chihuly Gardens and Glass Arts and Excursion Package, tickets to Bumbershoot 2014, and more!

Will this be an annual event? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Please comment on this post or contact our Events and Annual Fund Coordinator Andrea Travis at  to share your feedback and ideas for summer 2015!