2017 Pioneers of Global Health Auction Items

We look forward to WGHA’s Pioneers of Global Health Awards Dinner and Auction Thursday, November 9, 2017 at The Triple Door. If you don’t have a ticket yet, tickets may be purchased here. Our guests are in for a fabulous evening with gorgeous auction items, wonderful honorees, and a delightful program celebrating our global health community.


Best in Glass Wine Collection from the Pioneering Women

A wine for every occasion, thoughtfully selected by our 2017 Pioneering Women. Each of the twelve bottles is as distinctive as the woman who chose it. As you uncork selections like Woodward Canyon 2013 Estate Barbera, take a moment to enjoy the story of the wine-giver and why she selected this particular bottle for you. Glasses up!




Romance is in the Air

To be more accurate, romance is also in the Hotel Monaco (two night stay), at the Tom Douglas’ Hot Stove Society (cooking class for two), in the arena at TheatreSports (4 tickets to improv in Post Alley), at the movies (tickets for two), at the bar for Purple Café and Wine Bar (tasting for 2), and in the gallery with Seattle Art Museum (4 tickets). Now we’re not suggesting you need some romance in your life, but this supply of date night activities couldn’t hurt anyone! Most experiences are for two people, though there’s an occasional double date.



Buy In: Smell the Spice? Ethiopian Dinner for 14

Ethiopia has a rich history and distinctive cuisine. Kedest Tesfagiorgis will graciously host a traditional Ethiopian feast. Grab a glass of wine as ginger and turmeric spice the air and onions caramelize. After the cooking ends, gather around the table to enjoy a savory communal meal in the fresh open air. Leave plenty of space in your day, as Ethiopian custom calls for a coffee ceremony following dinner.

14 lucky bidders will break injera together Spring 2018.



VIP Seattle Symphony Experience from the Music Director’s Box for Four

Your elegant evening begins with a sumptuous dinner at Wild Ginger before crossing the street to Benaroya Hall where you’ll see the renowned Seattle Symphony from Maestro Ludovic Morlot’s box during the 2017/2018 Masterworks series. After the standing ovation and encore, it’s not over because the Maestro himself will meet you backstage. Dinner, tickets, and experience for 4.

Seats are subject to availability and date must be selected by December 31, 2017.



Buy In: Dinner with the 2018 Pioneer Award Winners

This annual tradition is one of our most beloved. Spend an evening with our 2018 Pioneers of Global Health individual award winners, Drs. Steve Gloyd and Anjuli Wagner. Jackie Sherris opens her home overlooking the Puget Sound in Innis Arden, just south of Richmond Beach, as Black Cat Caterers Laurie Werner and Renée Hopkins prepare a world class meal that is second to none (and paired with fine wine!).

Dinner will be scheduled for May or June 2018, and 20 individual seats are available.



Coffee & Conversation for One Year!

What if you could have a years’ worth of interesting conversations with global health’s thinkers and doers?  Nothing builds relationships in Seattle better than coffee. Meet new friends and have an excuse to spend time with old ones, learn about their amazing work and their interesting hobbies. We have lined up ten of our favorite people for you to share scones with. People like Guy Palmer, who is not only working to eradicate rabies from the African continent, but also is an expert whitewater kayaker, and Judy Wasserheit, who you should ask about her HIV vaccine trials AND her recent vacation to the North Pole. You will get 10 coffee certificates and bios and contact information for the thinkers & doers who have agreed to be your hosts.

Arrangements are to be made directly with hosts and are dependent on mutually agreeable schedules.


Butterflies, Blooms, Bubbly and Tree Kangaroos for 10 with Woodland Park Zoo

Molbak’s Butterfly Garden is the perfect backdrop for a catered champagne party for 10 guests at Woodland Park Zoo, hosted by the Zoo’s President and CEO, Alejandro Grajal, PhD. Set against the splendor of beautiful butterflies, Lancer Catering will provide delicious hors d’oeuvres to accompany the champagne. Guests will also stroll through the Microsoft Pollinator Patio which is full of ideas and actions you can take on behalf of native pollinators such as hummingbirds and bees. An informative talk about these winged creatures will keep your guests entertained throughout the affair. Following your visit with the butterflies and blooms, Lisa Dabek will introduce you to the Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program (TKCP). This program works with local communities in rural Papua New Guinea to protect the endangered Matschie’s tree kangaroo and the habitat in which it lives.

Experience must be booked during Seattle summer to fully enjoy the beauty (between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2018).


Sleepless in Seattle Weekend and Dinner for 4 at Aqua by El Gaucho

Spend a weekend away just a few minutes from home in this cozy houseboat on Lake Union.  Relax and watch the boats go by, or get out in a kayak or paddleboard (provided), without dealing with the hassle that a getaway usually entails. We wouldn’t want you to have to cook dinner for yourself when Aqua by El Gaucho can do it for you. Call some friends and enjoy the Chef’s Wine Dinner for 4 at Seattle’s quintessential fine dining establishment.

This experience must be scheduled in advance and redeemed by November 2018.



Hamilton Tickets + Ruth’s Chris Steak House for Two

The hottest show on Broadway is coming to Seattle, and this is your chance to skip the line. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s award winning musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton has been filling newsfeeds and drawing crowds across the country – now you too can rave about the experience. “There’s a million things I haven’t done, just you wait”…no more waiting for you – take this chance to see Hamilton next year! Your night out is not complete without dinner at Ruth’s Chris steak house first.

Paramount theater will allow 2 people exclusive access (row AA!) to the musical experience of a lifetime on Saturday, February 10, 2018.



My Big, Fat Greek Vacation (including round-trip airfare on Delta Airlines) 

Some things never change. In Greece, these include the twin pleasures of sunshine and the warm welcome that you receive wherever you go. This week-long, custom tour for two includes round trip air travel in Delta One®. Delta’s exclusive cabin features chef-curated meals, flatbed seats and premium entertainment – luxury treatment and amenities from takeoff to landing. The hardest choice you’ll make is which to do first – sailing the Greek isles, or sight-seeing in Athens. Discover the magical, mythical Mediterranean and the exhilarating Aegean – the birthplace of the Olympics, Greek seamanship, and your dream vacation! This once-in-a-lifetime experience includes seven nights’ 4 star accommodation, Delta One® tickets, transfers to/from the airport, and private tours. Your vacation will be arranged by the experts at Raptim Humanitarian Travel.  All you have to do is pack!

Tickets are valid until November 2018. Ticket vouchers can be used for travel between U.S. and Europe on a Delta operated flight and are redeemed at www.delta.com/viewterms.  Tickets are valid one year from the date of issue in G or Z class, and are based on flight availability.  Winners are responsible for taxes and fees upon booking. Not eligible for upgrades or SkyMiles mileage accrual.