Pioneers of Global Health, Update

2019 Pioneers of Global Health Auction Items

Enjoy a weekend winter escape, a craft cocktail party for 12, sailing with the pros, dinner with the stars, and a customized 7-night Portuguese vacation!

You can win one of these amazing auction experiences at the Pioneers of Global Health Awards Dinner & Auction on Thursday, October 17 If you don’t have a ticket yet, get yours today.

We can’t wait to see you at the Seattle Aquarium!

SEA to Sea: Racing Sailboat Adventure for Two 

Ever dreamed of racing a sailboat? Climb aboard the “Moose Unknown” and set sail across Puget Sound with experienced captains John and Leslie Aitchison. Once aboard the 35-foot, J/105 racing sailboat, John and Leslie will show you the ropes and you’ll get to try your hand at competitive sailing. Then wind down with wine and cheese on the water while enjoying the sunset. Any land lubbers who can follow directions are welcome aboard.

Dinner with the Stars: Dinner Party for 20 

Dine with the stars under the stars with this beloved WGHA tradition — an elegant dinner party for 20 with the 2019 Pioneers Award winners Drs. Ben Anderson and Jillian Pintye. This rockstar company is paired with a multi-course meal by Chef Sabrina Brzusek, who trained under James Beard award-winning chefs, and DeLille Cellars’ wine, presented by Catherine Hay and co-founder Jay Soloff. Jackie Sherris and Peter Rabinovitch open their home with iconic views of Puget Sound from the Innis Arden neighborhood for this can’t-miss dinner party on Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Craft Cocktail Soiree 

Your custom cocktail party for 12! WGHA Pioneering Women and part-time mixologists Claire Bonilla and Elizabeth Aylward will bring the craft cocktails and scrumptious appetizers and you bring your people. Bindiya Patel has offered to host at her Ballard home or you can choose your own location. Learn how to make specialty cocktails or simply relax while sipping the craft creations. The winning bidder receives Claire and Elizabeth’s new book Craft Cocktails 2019. This experience includes a $100 Uber gift card so you can really enjoy the party. Cheers!

SEA to Ski: Weekend Winter Escape 

Ditch the gray skies with this fun-filled Methow Valley adventure for a family of four. Spend one day downhill skiing on meticulously groomed ski trails at the Loup Loup Ski Area and the next cross  country skiing, surrounded by spectacular scenery at the nation’s largest destination cross-country ski resort. Kick back and unwind at Sun Mountain Lodge, Washington’s premier resort on the edge of the wilderness, where your room overlooks Mt. Gardner. The only thing missing in this winter adventure is you (and your family)!

Luxury Portugal Vacation: Monasteries, Food and Fado 

Spend seven nights on a tailor-made luxurious vacation for two in Portugal, the land of cobblestone streets, historic castles and award-winning vineyards. Your trip begins with roundtrip Delta One air travel – Delta Air Line’s exclusive cabin featuring chef-curated meals, 180-degree flat-bed seats and premium entertainment.

With custom arrangements brought to you by Key Travel, you decide where to stay, pick guided tours, and still have plenty of time to wander the colorful streets of Lisbon, discover the magic of port in Porto, or catch some waves along the Algarve coast. See everything that picturesque Portugal has to offer – all you have to do is pack. Bem vinda!

Tickets are valid one year from 10/17/2019 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 Tiffany Cain  for more information.