How to Participate

Gratitude Gala

Donate an Auction Item

Deadline: March 13

If you have an item or experience you would like to donate, please complete the online form or download the donation form. You can email the form to or drop it off in the main office at any of our buildings.

Weekend Getaways • Vacation Homes • Sports Tickets • Behind-the-Scenes Experiences • Restaurant Gift Cards • Fine Wines • Unique Experiences • The options are only limited by your imagination!

Here's our wish list to help inspire you:

Unique Experiences: Can you give a tour of your cool job? Have backstage connections at a hip venue for a great show or concert? Can you share your expertise on the golf course or at a vineyard?

Adventures and Getaways: Have a vacation home near or far? Know someone with a vacation home who may be willing to donate a weekend or week!?

Dining and Parties: Host a themed dinner party or donate a certificate to your favorite restaurant.

Arts and Culture: Tickets or backstage tours for cultural events such as the symphony, theater, ballet, concert, TV or movie sets.

Sporting Events: Tickets to local games or high-profile national competitions (Super Bowl, Masters, Final Four) for any sport!

Did you donate or procure an item in a previous year that you wish to duplicate? Please email us at with a brief description of the item, noting any changes.

The deadline for donating an item is Monday, March 13. Thank you!

Donate a Dessert

The in-person Gala dinner will feature a Dessert Dash this year, in which each table combines bids to win the most delicious dessert. Let us know if you are interested in making a dessert or have a contact with someone who could donate one big enough to feed a table of 10 people. Please email us at with a brief description of your dessert, and we will send you more details.

Desserts must be dropped off on Friday, March 24, at the Farmhouse or at the Overlake Golf & Country Club by noon on Saturday, March 25.

Sponsor the Event

Thanks to our sponsors, the money we raise at the event goes directly to our Fund-a-Need to support The Bear Creek School teachers and students! Corporate sponsorship is a great way for companies to get involved in the community and support the school. If you know a business that would be a great fit for sponsorship, please reach out to them and ask for their support. Individuals and families can also sponsor the event and help underwrite the cost of the event. Sponsors are recognized for their generosity and offered special benefits for their investment. Learn more about sponsorships.


You can SIGN IN now to check out our auction items and ensure you are ready to bid.

Online bidding begins Monday, March 20, at 8:00 p.m. PT. 

Donate to Fund-a-Need

Support our Fund-a-Need, transforming Bear Creek's libraries into innovative literacy and learning centers by making a tax-deductible direct donation now or during the in-person event.


Need assistance? Please contact Mariana Keller at or Jen Janison at or 425-898-1720.

Thank you for supporting Bear Creek! We can’t wait to see you online or at the Gala!