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. Thanks the generosity of our community, our 2019 gala raised more than $467,000 to support students and keep transformational education within reach for all who seek it.

The Believe Gala raises funds for the college’s Central Commitment program, which supports students with financial need from start to finish.

Given the public health recommendations around cancelling large events to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are postponing the college's Believe Gala until June 3, 2020.

Our hope is current measures will reduce the impact of COVID-19 quickly, and that we will be ready to celebrate the power of education together in early June. We will continue to monitor the situation and be in touch with updates if circumstances change. If you have purchased a ticket, table or sponsorship, your ticket will be fully transferable to the new date.

If you cannot attend in June, you may donate your ticket fee or contact us for a full refund. For questions or ideas about our gala, please contact Emily Thurston at

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Our 2020 is made possible thanks to the support of the following sponsors:

Wine generously donated by:

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Presenting Sponsor

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Inspiration Sponsors

Hunters Capital

Kaiser Permanente




Visionary Sponsors


Hope Sponsors

The Commerce Bank of Washington
Mortenson Construction
Pacifica Law Group
Point B
Pugh Capital Management

Community Sponsors

Ada Developers Academy
The Urban League of Seattle
Washington State Opportunity Schoalarship
Year Up Puget Sound

Supporting Sponsors

ATS Automation
Burton Construction
Capitol Hill Housing
Columbia Financial Planning
HomeStreet Bank
PBS, Inc.
Sea Mar Community Health Centers