2 WELCOME! 6:00 p.m. Registration Opens 7:20 p.m. Blessing and Dinner 7:45 p.m. Live Auction and Raise-Your-Paddle 9:15 p.m. Dancing 10:45 p.m. Last Call Our Mission We educate our students to be free human beings who impart purpose and meaning to their lives, who meet life with courage, and respond with initiative and creativity to the needs of the world and their fellow human beings.
3 Dear Friends! Welcome to our 4 th annual Inspire event! Tonight we are celebrating The Arts, including exceptional displays and performances of creative works by our students, faculty, and others in our community. While there are many distinctive components to Waldorf education, at SWS our work to develop the artistic capacities in all children is central to our mission. Tonight offers a marvelous affirmation of this commitment. We hope you enjoy the art walk as well as dinner and conversation with friends. As has become a tradition at Inspire, the dance floor will open following the Dessert Dash, and a few energetic souls will party til the lights go out! We have some fun new additions to the evening, including an array of raffle items and heads and tails. The live auction offers terrific getaways near and far, as well as dinners, concert tickets and more. As the saying goes, bid early and often all funds raised will enhance the extraordinary educational experience Seattle Waldorf School offers to children and families. Tonight s Raise Your Paddle supports a new initiative, the Visiting Scholars Fund. Your generous contributions will bring master teachers and professional experts to SWS to share their knowledge and inspiration with our teachers, students and community. In addition, the Visiting Scholars Fund will provide resources for SWS faculty to visit other Waldorf schools and attend conferences around the world, expanding their professional networks and perspectives well beyond Seattle. We have set an ambitious goal of raising $65,000 for this fund please help us surpass this mark! On behalf of all the children whose lives will be enriched by your generous spirit, we extend our heartfelt thanks. Have a wonderful evening! With deep appreciation, Tracy Bennett Head of School Nettie Fabrie Head of Pedagogy You will not be good teachers if you focus only on what you do and not upon who you are. Rudolf Steiner
4 We are very grateful to our sponsors for their generosity and commitment to Seattle Waldorf School. Kahlo Sponsors Moore Sponsors Makeba Sponsors
5 We would like to extend a special thank you to these supporters as well. Susie Powers In-Kind Sponsors Patron Guests Jim & Angela Alkove Bob Bristol & Tracy Bennett Calisle Dean Eva Elliott Dana Groff Sara Manetti Neil McCarthy & Tracy Rekart David Ornstein & Ingrid Orlow Jennifer Parker Mark Perry & Linda Hartzell Norm & Cheryl Smith Donations to Support Faculty Attendance Brigitte Bertschi Traber & Sarah Campbell Tolis & Erin Dimopoulos Saeid & Tracey Ghassaei Tim & Missi Goss Wim Gottenbos & Nettie Fabrie Scott & Teresa Graham Gary & Mimi Hetzel Josh Frank & Emily Howe Nicole & Brandea Kelley Gabi McCarthy Frank & Andrea Preiss Steve & Hazel Roos Howard & Cathy Simon Marcel & Shawn Sutton SWS Parent Association Bryan Tawney & Susie Powers Joseph & Maria Rank Bill & Sharlyn Turner Myriam Weimerskirch
6 Our volunteers have shared their time and talents to make this event both fun and fabulous. Thank you! Planning Committee Cindy Butler-Smith Erin Dimopoulos Jan Geibel Tracey Ghassaei Piper Hackett Wendy Karle Joanne Montague Jean Louise Paquin Allen Susie Powers Cathy Simon Carla Wallace Volunteers Our Volunteers Are Inspiring! We are so grateful to all of our volunteers from first graders who have sanded the wooden blocks for our centerpieces, to middle schoolers who supported our childcare, to high schoolers who helped with setup and performed, to the faculty who have selected artwork, and to parents who carried, labeled, baked, sorted, designed, assembled, typed, set up, commiserated, laughed, and generally made it all possible.
7 Inspire Specialty Drink The Gaugin 1 part lime 3 parts rum 9 parts soursop juice Serve over ice and garnish with lime slice. Dinner Menu Prepared by Executive Chef Benjamin Jablonsky, Pyramid Catering Hors D'oeuvres THAI CRAB CAKES Served Golden Brown with Sweet Red Chile Aioli FOREST MUSHROOMS Stuffed with Grilled L e e k s, F e n n e l a n d Chevre BRUSCHETTA Balsamic Marinated T o m a t o e s, B a s i l, K a l a m a t a O l i v e & Roasted Garlic Stuffed in Cucumber Cup Followed By a Family Style Dinner of NORTHWEST SALAD Spring Mix, Candied Nuts, Seasonal Berries in Balsamic Vinaigrette HEARTH BREAD BASKET Housemade Selections with Sweet Butter STUFFED YAMS Local Roasted Yams, Stuffed with Quinoa Minted Peppers, Stone F r u i t, G a r l i c a n d Almonds CHICKEN PROVIDENCE Grilled Chicken Breast, topped with Button M u s h r o o m s, R o m a Tomatoes, Artichoke Hearts in Fresh Basil Veloute ROASTED BROCCOLINI & CARROTS GARLIC - GOAT CHEESE MASHERS
8 AUCTION RULES AND PROCEDURES A bid number is required to bid on items. Each guest will receive a bidder number at registration, which may be used for bidding throughout the evening. The highest bid acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the successful bid and is a legal contract to purchase the item. Auction items will be awarded to one purchaser only. A purchaser who wishes to split payment for an auction item must collect the individual payments from the other bidder(s). All physical item(s) must be removed at the event or delivery arranged at the event. Certificates and restaurant gift certificates may be picked up at Check-out or will be mailed to you within two weeks of the event. By registering your payment method at the beginning of this evening you do not need to check out following the auction. We will mail a receipt to the address provided at registration. Within its limits, Seattle Waldorf School has attempted to describe and catalog all items correctly, however all items are offered as is. All purchases are final, and there will be no exchanges or refunds on items. Seattle Waldorf School neither warrants nor represents, and in no event shall be responsible, for the correctness of descriptions, genuineness, authorship, provenance, or condition of the items. No statement made in this catalog or at the auction or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty, representation, or assumption of liability. 1. Unless otherwise noted, all goods and services must be claimed and used by March 21, Please review your gift certificate to see if other restrictions apply. 3. Alcohol, tax, and gratuity are generally not included in the gift certificate, unless otherwise specified. 4. Gift certificates are non-transferrable, and the original gift certificate must be presented at time of redemption unless otherwise specified. Seattle Waldorf School is not responsible for lost or stolen gift certificates and is not able to issue replacements. Reservations must be mutually arranged with the donor unless otherwise noted. All arrangements for trips and similar items must be made at least 45 days in advance unless otherwise specified to assure travel. NOTE: For tax purposes, Seattle Waldorf School urges all attendees, donors, and contributors to consult IRS Revenue Rule and their tax advisors concerning the tax deductibility of gifts to this event.
9 LIVE AUCTION #1 INN AT LANGLEY One of the most romantic, quiet, and beautiful places in the Pacific NW. Once again, we are very fortunate to be able to offer a one-night stay for two at the Inn at Langley. Your waterfront guest room has a Jacuzzi tub and fireplace, and you will enjoy a complimentary gourmet breakfast, as well as an amazing 12-course dinner for two with a wine pairing by award-winning Chef Matt Costello. A perfect spot to relax any time of the year. Not valid July and August or Saturdays. Thank you: Inn at Langley #2 GENE JUAREZ BEAUTY PACKAGE/SPA DAY Relax and pamper yourself (or your partner- think Mother s Day or birthday!) at the beautiful Gene Juarez Salon and Spa at University Village. The lucky recipient will enjoy a one-hour custom massage, a one-hour custom facial, a classic manicure, and a classic pedicure. A refuge from the chaos of day-to-day life awaits you! Valid for the Artist/Therapist and service listed on the gift certificates. Thank you: Gene Juarez Salon & Spa University Village
10 LIVE AUCTION (continued) #3 CATERED DINNER FOR 8 BY PYRAMID CATERING Pyramid Catering, who made our scrumptious dinner tonight, will prepare five-courses of fabulous Northwest cuisine in your home. You will also enjoy four bottles of wine from Lopez Island Winery. A previous Pyramid Dinner winner was so pleased with her experience she hired Pyramid for a private party: Ben and his staff are professional and responsive; the food was plentiful and they treated my auction dinner like it was a paid dinner. Ben is awesome! Certain restrictions may apply. Winner must contact Ben at Pyramid for more information. Thank you: Pyramid Catering #4 SEAHAWKS TICKETS OK all of you 12 s, here is your chance to see our NFC champion Seahawks during the season! You have two great seats in the center of the field. Given the Seahawks' season last year and the fact that Lynch re-signed, you're almost guaranteed to see a great game. Date of the game will be determined after the 2015 season is announced and will be chosen by the Millers. Thank you: Mr. and Mrs. Anders Miller #5 MT. RAINIER CABIN Start planning your summer trip now! Enjoy up to four nights in a lovely cabin in Greenwater, WA, only 20 minutes from Mt. Rainier National Park! The cabin is on the Greenwater River, which is great for tubing in August when the water is warmer and the river is lowest. This wonderful cabin has one queen bed, two double beds, two bathrooms (including a shower and bath tub) wood burning stove and a newly remodeled kitchen. No pets. No smoking. Winner should check availability on VRBO then contact owner to reserve timing: Thank you: Karen Clark Cole
11 #6 PIZZA GARDEN PARTY FOR 10 Wood-fired pizza oven + hand-made pizza dough + freshly-chopped pizza toppings = pies of deliciousness, just for you and nine of your friends. The love of pizza is universal and you will be enjoying Neapolitan pizza cooked in a woodfired oven right in front of your eyes. There will be salads, drinks, desserts - the works. And a firepit! Bid to win this party for 10 in a private back yard near the grade school campus. You can choose to bring just your adult friends or a mix of adults and children. Restrictions: Nice weather required; schedule for June 1-23 or August. Thank you: David Ornstein & Ingrid Orlow #7 WEEK ON HAWAII S BIG ISLAND S t a r t y o u r summer with a stay in a lush tropical retreat in the heart of H a w a i i ' s B i g Island the week of June 20-27, 2015! The Big Island's captivating mountains are the backdrop for your two-bedroom condo in Waikola. The condo sleeps 4-6 people, comes with a fullyequipped kitchen, and amenities including a large swimming pool, spa, and tennis court. When you're ready to explore, the resort is centrally located for day trips to the North Shore, Waipio Valley, Volcano National Park, and the waterfalls on the windward coast. Hapuna Beach Park and the white sand beaches of the Kohala Coast are just minutes away. A wealth of recreational options are nearby, from hiking to horseback riding, deep sea fishing to water sports. Perfect for a romantic getaway or family vacation. Week of June 20-27, Thank you: Marilyn Warren
12 LIVE AUCTION (continued) #8 DINNER FOR 8 WITH TRACY Enjoy a spectacular dinner prepared by Ericka Burke of the Volunteer Park Cafe for you and seven of your friends. Local foodies write that Burke, the mastermind behind the cafe s savory selections, celebrates food while respecting the original form of the ingredient. It has been said that VPC s home style cooking is addicting - bid to find out why! Your host for the evening is our own Head of School, Tracy Bennett, in her Capitol Hill home. Available September 2015 March Thank you: Chef Ericka Burke, Volunteer Park Café #9 WEEK ON MARCO ISLAND Marco Island is the largest of Florida's Ten Thousand Islands, located on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida. It is described as magical, mystical, and alluring. Enjoy an abundance of tropical, sun-washed, white sand beaches and a casual, easy paced lifestyle. Condo features include two-bedrooms, two-baths, a view of the Gulf of Mexico and use of a pool, tennis court, and exercise room. Sunshine, frolicking dolphins, and all of the water and sun sports that go with the beaches are available for your pleasure. Available in September or October 2015 only. There will be a $100 cleaning and a $20 parking fee. No smoking or pets. Thank you: Dr. Gregory Boivin
13 #10 DINNER FOR FOUR AT SUTRA Dinner at Sutra is like a spa experience with food. Savor a five-course vegan, community-style meal honoring local, organic, and wild foraged produce. The lucky winner will enjoy dinner for four and a bottle of red or white wine to pair with your amazing meal. Organically divine! Must use by May 31, Thank you: Aaron & Jan Geibel #11 WEEK AT LAKE CHELAN CABIN It doesn t get better than Lake Chelan in summer. Seven glorious nights at a wonderful cabin on the south shore of Lake Chelan. The cabin has four bedrooms upstairs and a Murphy-style pull-down bed in the living room. There are two bathrooms, a washer and dryer, linens, a kitchen/cookware, and venerable barbeque for your use. Available after August 20 through September If dates do not work, Spring of 2016 also available. Thank you: Jim & Laura Gamache #12 DAVE MATTHEWS CONCERT AT THE GORGE Back by popular demand, the lucky, winning bidder will get four tickets to the Dave Matthews Band concert at the Gorge Amphitheatre in September during Labor Day weekend! You have three nights to choose from: Friday, September 4; Saturday, September 5; or Sunday, September 6 (Labor Day is the 7 th ). That s not all - the winner will also get four passes to a VIP lounge area for friends and family of the band located in a backstage area. Complimentary food and drinks are provided in the lounge. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you music fans! Thank you: Dave Matthews
14 RAFFLE RAFFLE RULES Participants may purchase one or more tickets to be entered into the various raffle drawings, for the seven (7) items outlined below. The winning ticket will be drawn at the Inspire Auction. Participants are not required to be present to win. If not present, winners will be contacted via phone and/or . Date and time of Raffle Drawing: Saturday, March 21, 2015, during the Inspire Auction event. Raffle winners will be announced throughout the evening, between 6:00pm and 11:00pm. Raffle Ticket Cost: $10.00 Per Ticket LITTLE FREE LIBRARY You know them- those cool little wooden houses popping up on many residential streets in Seattlethe give a book, take a book free libraries. Now you can have one of your own, and not just any little library- one that includes gnomes peeking out of the windows and is stocked with a few good reads... The library is made of clear cedar and finished with outdoor oil stain; it measures 64" post to top of house, 19" wide, and 14" deep. The best part- it comes with installation too- just choose the spot and we ll do the rest! Thank you: Bryan Tawney UNIVERSITY VILLAGE GIFT CERTIFICATES The possibilities are endless! Imagine $350 worth of gift cards to use at University Village. $250 can used as you wish: clothing, jewelry, home and garden, beauty and fitness, computers and electronics, cafes, dining, books and specialty items you name it! $100 is to be used at Williams-Sonoma. Restrictions: QFC and Office Depot are not University Village stores. A $2.50 monthly fee applies on card after one year of inactivity. Thank you: University Village, Cathy Simon
15 RESERVED PARKING FOR SCHOOL YEAR For the second year we will be offering a reserved parking spot at the grade school campus. Here is why last year s winner is looking forward to buying tickets again: I have greatly enjoyed the parking spot located next to the Garden House; it is very convenient, especially for a parent of a first grader. I like how close it is to the first grade classroom, and it is so nice to be able to park there for meetings and events rather than walking from the church parking lot up the street. School traffic at pick-up time is never an issue and I am in and out in minutes. RESTAURANT GIFT CERTIFICATES The winner will receive the following gift certificates! Westward - $100 Enat - $100 Trove - $75 Mojito - $50 Revel - $50 Joule - $75 Chaco Canyon Organic Café - One free drink, one entrée, and one dessert Thank you: Chaco Canyon, Enat, evolution projects, Mojito
16 RAFFLE (continued) BAKING CLASS ALMOND CAKE If you ve ever tasted Katrin von Homeyer s baking, you will be first in line to buy raffle tickets for this class! Katrin will teach up to five adults how to make her almond cake. This is Katrin s family recipe, one she will pass down through several generations. Each participant will take a large section of cake home to share. Class will take place on a Saturday; date to be determined by winner, either before summer break or right after. No child care provided. Thank you: Katrin von Homeyer BAKING CLASS STOLLEN Katrin von Homeyer will teach up to five adults how to make Stollen, a traditional German fruit cake unlike any fruit cake you have ever tasted! Typically baked for the Christmas holidays, Katrin's version of Stollen is heavy with goodies and is mouth meltingly tender at the same time. You will bake and receive her quick and easy family recipe, using flour, butter, quark (a mild fresh cheese), dried fruit, nuts and spices. As a special treat a small log of marzipan is buried in the center and a dusting of powdered sugar is the finishing touch. Each participant will bring a whole Stollen home to share! Class will take place on a Saturday; date to be determined by winner, but the class would be great from November until Christmas No child care provided. Thank you: Katrin von Homeyer
17 PORT TOWNSEND CONDO Looking to get away without traveling far? Would you like to bring your pet too? Here is the perfect solution: a lovely family and pet friendly beach condo on the Olympic Peninsula! Enjoy a threebedroom (sleeps 6), two-bath condo with fireplace for up to seven nights. The condo is located in Kala Point, a gated, wooded community about 15 minutes from Port Townsend and only a five minute walk away from a beautiful, private sand beach. The community boasts tennis courts, a seasonal pool and hot tub, and a clubhouse with ping pong and foosball. Port Townsend is noted for its early Victorian homes and quaint seaport, and it is also a gateway to the Olympic Peninsula. Close to home but you ll feel like you really got away. Condo is not available from 7/10/15 to 7/21/15 or from 7/31/15 to 8/8/15. Other blackout dates may apply. Make your reservation early to ensure availability. Thank you: Michael & Joanne Montague
18 RAISE-YOUR-PADDLE Support our Visiting Scholars Fund by raising your paddle tonight! With your generous contributions, this fund will bring master teachers and professional experts to Seattle Waldorf School to share their knowledge, skills, and inspiration with our teachers, students, and community. Visiting Scholars will bring expertise in an array of areas, from the pedagogical to the practical. This initiative affirms Seattle Waldorf School s commitment to life-long human development and renewal through individual mentoring, faculty retreats, community presentations, and guest teaching opportunities. In addition, the Visiting Scholars Fund will provide resources for Seattle Waldorf School faculty to visit other Waldorf schools and attend conferences around the country and the globe, creating a network of professional relationships and perspectives beyond Seattle. These experiences enrich and enliven our classrooms. Just as with children, learning generates enthusiasm and energy. Please raise your paddle high and donate generously. At Seattle Waldorf School our education and development as human beings never ends!
19 DESSERT DASH Our deliciously sinful desserts were lovingly baked (and some skillfully procured) by these members of our community. Thank you! Mike Allen Tracy Bennett Nancy Bowman Julianne Bryant Jason Ching Maribel Cuizon Erin Dimopoulos Stephanie Florio Laura Geiger Tracey Ghassaei Meg Guilland Piper Hackett Mimi Hetzel Wendy Karle Nuflours Heather Olivea Rena Peterson Susie Powers Beth Strempler Turner Family Katrin von Homeyer Carla Wallace ART WALK We are pleased to share much student art with you this evening, along with the work from several adults in our community. Feel free to contact the adult artists if you like their work and would like to see more of it. Tracy Bennett, Head of School Tiffany DeFranco, Grade School Handwork Teacher Julie Driscall, Grade 1 Teacher Tricia Enfield, Grade 6 & 3 Parent Nettie Fabrie, Director of Pedagogy Kate Golden, Grade 2 Teacher Meg Guilland, Grade 7 Parent Luci Hackbert, Grade 6 & 4 Parent Mike Kline, Grade 8 & Woodworking Teacher Margaret Leonard, Grade 6 Parent Sara Manetti, Grade 1 Parent Gabi McCarthy, Community Relations Coordinator Darwin Nordin, High School Art Teacher Jean Louise Paquin Allen, Grade 1 Parent Morgan Sobel, High School Art & Drama Teacher Liz Tatchell, Grade 1 Parent Bryan Tawney, Grade 1 Parent