On Saturday, October 12, the arts community gathered for TeenTix's annual fundraising dinner at Northwest African American Museum. The theme this year was TeenTix Homecoming, and we celebrated in gowns, crowns, and letterman’s jackets galore in recognition of the true home we are building for young people in our community.
Guests were invited to participate in a wine toss, a raffle, and polaroid pictures to commemorate the evening before sitting down to enjoy a delicious dinner by That Brown Girl Cooks! catering. The dinner program was hosted by Sara Porkalob, and included a video spotlight about TeenTix alum Sara Albertson, a poem written and performed by TeenTix members, and a moving speech from Daisy Schreiber, New Guard Leadership Board Member, and TeenTix Executive Director Monique Courcy.
“There’s something important about being welcome and wanted in a space - instead of simply being tolerated," Daisy said. "TeenTix respects young people an unbelievable amount, and knows that everything they do is for teens. I always feel respected and heard.”
The evening concluded with a paddle raise led by paddle master Matthew Richter, where with the collective effort of the room, TeenTix raised $70,000 (and counting!) for the future of arts access.
Our unending gratitude to everyone who attended the #TeenTixHoCo gala, raised their paddle, and helped declare #ArtForAll on Saturday! We are floored and humbled by your support, and we can't thank you enough for showing up for youth. We couldn't do this work without you.
To see your red carpet photos, go here! We'll see you next year <3