Gala & Auction ’21

A virtual benefit for Washington Park Arboretum

Presented by the Arboretum Foundation

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Livestream: 6 to 7 PM

Online Auction: Begins March 1

Our 33rd annual gala fundraiser is going virtual! Please join us online for an effervescent hour of fun to raise crucial funds for the Arboretum. We will celebrate the theme of Spring Forward! and the transformative power of nature and community at our treasured park.

Online auction: In the run up to the gala, we’ll also be hosting an online auction filled with unique, nature-themed adventures, experiences, and getaways. Get ready to register so you can bid online.

Registration: Our event will be hosted on the Greater Giving website. This is where you can register, view our livestream on March 4, and participate in our online auction, starting March 1. Registration is simple: Just visit the event page, click the “GET STARTED” button, and follow the instructions. Need help? Watch this short video on how to sign up to bid and donate on Greater Giving. We’re also happy to help. Call us at 206-325-4510 or email

All proceeds from Spring Forward! will help fund environmental education, maintenance, and volunteerism at Washington Park Arboretum.

woman at dinner table holding up auction bid card

Guest at our 2020 gala during the raise-the-paddle. Photo by: David Rosen, SlickPix Photography


To learn about sponsorship opportunities for the Spring Forward!, email our Events and Corporate Sponsorship Manager Tess Forte or call her at 206-325-4510.

Auction donation: To donate an item or experience to our auction, please fill out our procurement form and return it to Questions? Email Jessa Gardner or call our office at 206-325-4510.

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