Believe Gala


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Every year, Seattle Central rallies our community of advocates and partners together to celebrate the power of education in our city.  The Gala allows Seattle Central to sustain our Central Commitment program, which supports students with financial need from start to finish.

Believe 2.1: Save the Date

Save the date for our next gala: Saturday, June 4, 2021

We look forward to welcoming our community to another virtual celebration honoring our students. The Seattle Central team has mastered adapting our famously fun in-person event to the online realm. Join us for delicious food, dancing and inspiring stories from our students. More details to come!  

Want to support Seattle Central College during our Believe Gala? Check out Sponsorship Opportunities

Thanks to our incredible community, we blew past our 2020 goal! 

In June 2020, thanks the generosity of our community, our first ever virtual gala held via Zoom raised more than $400,000 to support students and keep transformational education within reach for all who seek it. At the event, we heard from college president Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange about the role of college in building a more equitable future of all. We also heard from alumna Maria Saavedra who graduated from our Respiratory Care program last year and is now on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. 

If you weren't able to join us or still want to make a contribution, you can do so here:

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Our 2021 gala is only possible thanks to the following sponsors (committed as of 1/14/21)

Presenting Sponsor

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Inspiration Sponsors

Pending commitments 


Visionary Sponsors




Hanover Pacific




Hope Sponsors

Mortenson Construction
Kaiser Permanente
Pacifica Law Group
Pugh Capital Management

Community Sponsors

Community Roots Housing 
Intiman Theatre
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship