Pioneers of Global Health, Update

2018 Pioneers of Global Health Auction Items

Enjoy a weekend retreat on a Lake Union houseboat, wine tasting in Walla Walla, a custom Croatian vacation, and more!

You can win one of these amazing auction experiences at the Pioneers of Global Health Awards Dinner & Auction on Thursday, October 11. If you don’t have a ticket yet, tickets may be purchased hereWe can’t wait to see you at the Seattle Aquarium!

No Passport Required: Lake Union Houseboat Weekend

Skip the airport security lines with this weekend getaway on a Lake Union houseboat. Sit back and watch the boats go by while enjoying Fremont Brewing beers, then explore the lake on a kayak or paddleboard (both available). Dine in style at Serafina, watch a premier show at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, and enjoy brunch for two at the 14 Carrot Café.

Literary Libation: The Books We’re Drinking

Imagine a craft literary experience – rich reading and full-bodied wines – where you don’t have to plan the details. WGHA’s Pioneering Women have thoughtfully hand selected your 2019 library with a book and bottle for every month. Sit down with a page turner like Born a Crime as you sip a glass of the Knighton Family Vineyards’ Cabernet. Items include a story about why each inspiring woman hand picked them. Glasses up!

Buy In: Global Health Rockstars: Dinner Party for 20

Claim your seat for this can’t-miss dinner party for 20, including the 2018 Pioneers award winners Drs. Vivien Tsu and Laura Dwyer-Lindgren. You’ll be with the stars, under the stars as Jackie Sherris and Peter Rabinovitch open their home overlooking the Puget Sound in Innis Arden. The rockstar global health company is paired with fine wine and a multi-course catered meal. Save the date for Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Wine Not: Walla Walla Wine Weekend

Spend a weekend in Walla Walla – a town so great they named it twice. Start with a hearty breakfast at Bacon & Eggs before “wining down” in one of the nation’s finest wine regions with complimentary tastings and tours at Dunham Cellars, Sleight of Hand Cellars, and Seven Hills Winery. Finish the night in style with handmade pasta and rustic Italian cuisine at Passatempo – food with a sense of place and history. Bring home two bottles of old block merlot signed by the Seven Hills winemaker himself.  Airfare, hotel, and transportation included. Name your weekend and pack a bag!

Luxury Croatian Vacation: Sapphire Seas and Ancient Ruins

Spend seven nights on a custom vacation for two in Croatia, where mountains meet the Mediterranean with sapphire sea views, walled cities, and an island-speckled coastline. Your custom trip starts with roundtrip luxury travel on Delta One™- Delta’s exclusive cabin featuring chef-curated meals, 180-degree flat-bed seats, and premium entertainment.

Experience the rich cultural history of a country that’s been at the crossroads of competing kingdoms and empires for thousands of years. Whether you prefer kayaking and sailing in southern Dalmatia, coastal vineyards and ancient ruins on the Istrian Peninsula, or cycling by lavender fields and the historic walled city of Dubrovnik, experts at Raptim Humanitarian Travel will deliver your custom Croatian getaway. All you have to do is pack!

Travel certificates can be used for travel between the US and Europe on a Delta-operated flight and are redeemed at www.delta.com/viewterms.  Tickets are valid one year from 10/8/2018 in Delta One (G/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.


Ready to dive in? Buy your ticket to Pioneers here. Proxy bidding is available, if you cannot attend in person. Please contact Tina Vlasaty for more information.