The 2011 Centrum Gala – THANK YOU!

(Centrum supporters Dave and Robin Ditzler enjoy the 2011 Gala.  Photo by Steve Mullensky)

All of us at Centrum—the Board of Directors, staff,  volunteers and the participants who will benefit from your generosity—thank you for supporting SHINE! – the 2011 Centrum Gala Dinner and Auction.

This year’s Gala and Auction was a wonderful success. Between auction donors, sponsors, and guests, this year’s Gala raised more than $130,000 for Centrum’s programs and scholarship fund. We are grateful to our volunteer Gala Committee for galvanizing community support for this event, to our Fiddle Tunes scholarship participants for their inspiring performance, and to you for your commitment to helping Centrum promote creative experiences that change lives.

A special thank you to our Gala Committee co-chairs, Denise Blanchard and Karle Coppenrath; as well as all the committee members and volunteers who worked so hard to make this event a success. In addition, we are particularily grateful to our sponsors, First Federal, Port Townsend Paper Corporation, and Printery, for their generous support of the 2011 Gala.

Select pictures from the 2011 Gala, courtesy of photographer Steve Mullensky, may be viewed on the Centrum Flickr page, and more will be added soon.

We are eager to learn what you thought of this year’s Gala. Please complete a brief, six-question survey. Your anonymous responses will be compiled and used to help our 2012 Gala Committee make Centrum’s signature fundraising event the best it can be.

Thank you, again, for your generous support of Centrum.


John A. MacElwee, Executive Director
Cindy Thayer, President, Board of Directors