Over $2.7 million raised!
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported this year's Gala! We were excited to welcome everyone back to campus for our annual fundraising event. With everyone's support, we were able to raise a record-breaking $2.7 million for student scholarships! The signature black-tie affair included an exquisite five-course menu, exclusively crafted by Jacques Pépin, with live music and auction plus demos by Jacques.
If you have not already given or if you would like to give more, you can still donate to the Feed-A-Mind Scholarship via the link below.
Online & Silent Auction
The online and silent auctions are now closed. There were a huge success! Thank you for your support. If you were the winning bid, you should be receiving notification soon, or you can contact email@example.com.
Gala photo booth pictures
Thank you to all our guests who attended the live event! We hope you enjoyed the evening and thank you for helping us keep the event healthy and safe. We will have photos from the photo booth up shortly. (Pictured: Gala 2021 student speaker Kat Jamerson '23)
Jacques and Claudine Pépin
Thank you to James Beard Award-winning chef Jacques Pépin and his daughter Claudine, who joined us live from his kitchen via livestream for this event. Jacques shared many favorite culinary techniques and recipes. Attendees also got an exclusive tour of his kitchen, art studio and home. We will announce the 2022 Gala format and chef in the coming months!
Gala Sponsors & Supporters
Thank you to our generous Gala sponsors and supporters!
|Sponsor Level||Sponsor Name|
|Presenting Sponsor||Bon Appetit Management Co.|
|Broadcast Media Sponsor||KCTS-9|
|Celebrity Photo Sponsor||Aurora Lasik|
|Gala Reception Sponsor||WSECU|
|Hospitality Sponsor||Columbia Hospitality|
|Print Sponsor||Capitol City Press|
|Media Sponsor||South Sound Magazine|
|Print Media Sponsor||Showcase Magazine|
|Coffee Sponsor||Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roastery|
|Kitchen Sponsor||Rob Rice Homes|
|Live Auction Sponsor||Chicago Title - Thurston County|
|Valet & Online Auction Sponsor||Hanson Subaru|
|Wine Glass Sponsor||Sunset Air, Inc.|
|Raffle Sponsor||Panowicz Jewelers|
|Celebrity Runway Sponsor|
|VIP Gift Sponsor||Drees of Olympia|
|Student Reception Sponsor||ECS|
|Gala Scholarship Sponsor||Laird Norton Company|
|Chocolate Sponsor||Coco Sherrie '|
Thank you to our $2,500 sponsors!
The importance of scholarships
The Gala is Saint Martin's signature student scholarship fundraising event. An annual celebration of community, food and wine, the Gala combines two important Benedictine values: hospitality and stewardship. As we gather to break bread, we support our students, whose educational dreams are made possible through scholarships funded from the proceeds of this event. (Pictured: Gala 2019 alumnus speaker Ahmadou Seck '11)