The 15th Annual United Way Gala was a huge success thanks to the support and generosity of the community. There were well over the 300 people at the event. “The Gala raised over $75,000 for programs that reach thousands of people throughout Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties each year”, said Nora LeBlanc, Executive Director. “We were honored to have so many special guests including President Fawn Sharp, Congressman Derek Kilmer and our speaker Coach Dana LeDuc.”
Every dollar that is raised is used for local people to help our children succeed and thrive, meet basic needs and ensure that people are safe. United Way invests in twenty-two programs that helps people as they strive for a better life.
“It was a fantastic turnout and we are so grateful to everyone that came to support United Way,” said Donna Rosi, President of the United Way Boards of Directors. “And we want to thank all the sponsors of this year’s Gala, Presenting sponsors Rich Hartman’s Five Star Dealerships, Jodesha Broadcasting; Platinum Sponsor; The Quinault Indian Nation; Silver Sponsor, Timberland Bank and the table sponsors Coastal Women’s Health, Harbor Pacific, Westport Properties, Coca-Cola, Behavioral Health Resources, Comcast & Comcast Spotlight, Hanner Enterprises, Bank of the Pacific Real Estate Division, Masco Petroleum, Robert Torgerson, the Daily World, Grays Harbor Radio and Pasha Automotive.”
The annual Gala and Auction is the largest fundraising event for United Way. United Way of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties is funded solely through private donations from individuals, businesses and workplace campaigns.