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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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An especially handsome couple!

OWN's L'Erin Asantewaa with U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott's Tera Beech.

Marrow donor registrant David Chow and his wife joined us.

Dog handling techniques prior to the pooch's big moment on stage.

Joe and Karen enjoyed a special evening together.

Thanks to Kim, Chris and Cassie for being such great volunteers!

Mistress of Ceremonies, Minty Jeffrey is literally lifted off of her feet by two of Seattle's finest firefighters!


MAVIN's Amanda Erekson (r) with friends Leyosta and Snow.

Louie Gong and friend representing some mixed Native pride

Is this couple happy about their silent auction score?

The Langan brothers accompany Mariko Kawabori.

OneWorld Now! founder Kristin Hayden with student volunteeers.

Cecilia Kang and her daughter with Kinam Sohn, CPA .

MAVIN friends Christie Verdadero, Wilmer Galindo and Roldy Ablao.

MAVIN founder Matt Kelley asks guests to dig deep... and they did!