Another year, another event. But for us, this year was particularly special. Our friends at Herban Feast once again granted us use of their beautiful space, complimented with great food and drinks, tempting auction items, and live music that served as a perfect backdrop to endless opportunities for networking and reconnecting. But that’s not even the best of it. Richard Conlin generously stepped up as our guest speaker and spoke eloquently and passionately about ECOSS. Jim Borgen, our perennial emcee, served us once again, adding humor and poignant personal anecdotes about his involvement with ECOSS over the years. And the video! ECOSS, in tandem with the good folks at More Dust than Digital, worked tirelessly to produce a simple, honest video to capture who we are and what we do – and you responded! We raised more money during our Big Ask for ECOSS than we have in years.

When the last dollar was pulled out of the raffle envelope and after all pennies were counted from the tip jar, we ended up raising nearly $50,000 in support of ECOSS. We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you.

Please maintain the momentum of the event and forward the ECOSS video to friends and colleagues. We look forward to seeing many new faces at next year’s event. Watch it online now.

Relive some of the best moments by browsing the photographic documentation of the event on our Flickr page.

We would love your feedback about the event! Please take a few minutes to fill out our very short survey.

You will receive follow up information in the next week if you purchased an item or made a donation at the event. If you have any questions please feel free to call Elise at 206.767.0432 or email

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