Gala supports refugee women

Dignitaries at the Refugee Women’s Alliance fundraiser included, from left, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, his wife Peggy Lynch, ReWA executive director Someireh Amirfaiz, Trudy Inslee, and Gov. Jay Inslee. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

The Refugee Women’s Alliance fundraising dinner was on Sept. 20 at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel on Sept. 20. Attending dignitaries included Gov. Jay Inslee, Mayor Mike McGinn, State Rep. Cyrus Habib and State Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos.

More than 400 people were present for the fashion show and dessert auction, which netted $115,000. The largest donation came from Theresa and Fred Wong at $20,000.

Tony Lee, advocacy director for Solid Ground was given the Outstanding Refugee and Immigrant Service Award. (end)

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