Saturday, May 7

VIP Reception 5pm PDT | General Admission 6pm PDT

Join IGNITE Worldwide’s Spring Gala, an opportunity to support gender equity in STEM. Our virtual event brings the IGNITE community together to raise funds critical to continuing our mission of inspiring students to pursue a future in STEM.
 

This virtual experience will include:  IGNITE alumna and student speakers, an inspiring message from IGNITE’s CEO and Founder, virtual paddle raise, an online auction, and more!

Ways to Participate

IGNITE Worldwide is dedicated to providing the Program cost-free to schools throughout the country and around the world. Your donation supports expansion of our award-winning Program to new schools and communities. Together we can change gender and racial equity in STEM clubs, classes, and careers.

Schedule Your Momentum Gift*

ALL donations make a lasting impact towards changing gender and racial equity in STEM classes, clubs, and careers.
*all donations totaling over $500

Fundraise with a Peer-to-Peer Campaign

Start a new team or join an existing one to fundraise with your personal and professional networks.

About the Event

Main Event Speakers: Students, Alumna, and Teachers

VIP Reception Roundtable Leaders

Bidding opens Monday, May 2 at 8am PDT and closes Saturday, May 7 at 8pm PDT

IGNITE is all about mentorship and women’s empowerment!  That is why each year, we invite a select number of executive level supporters to host their own auction item at the Gala to raise funds for girls in our program.  These auction items are a mentorship experience for you – it’s your chance to meet and network!

Bid on exciting items including: original art, trips, dinners, an exclusive opportunity to meet one-on-one with VIP Reception Roundtable Leaders! More items to come!

10-Course Tasting Dinner for four (4) with DEI Executives from Afiniti in Seattle, WA

10-Course Tasting Dinner at Surrell Seattle for four (4) with Lindsay Hua, Afiniti VP of Global Deployment and Head of Diversity in Technology, and Kelly Whiteside, Afiniti VP of People Development and Culture

Mentoring and Dinner for up to two (2) in Philadelphia with Telecommunications Executives from Afiniti and Comcastplus a roundtrip Alaska Airlines voucher!

Mentoring Session and Dinner for two (2) in Philadelphia with Orlando Hampton, Chief Customer Office at Afiniti and Marge Jackson, SVP Head of Sales at Comcast. Includes one (1) Round Trip Airfare voucher on an Alaska Airlines flight.

2-Hour Virtual Career Session with Global C-Suite Executive and Dinner for two (2) in WA or CO

Virtual Meeting with Laura Lederer, Global C-Suite Executive, in addition to dinner for two (2) at either Ascend Prime Steak and Sushi in Bellevue, WA, OR dinner for two in Aspen, CO (your choice).

Alaska Airlines Behind the Scenes Tour at SeaTac Int'l Airport with an Alaska Airlines Senior Vice President and lunch at the N Lounge.

Experience this exclusive guided tour through the city beneath SeaTac Airport with Charu Jain, SVP Merchandising & Innovation at Alaska Airlines and enjoy a a light lunch in the N Lounge

Farm-to-Table experience for up to six (6) on Bainbridge Island, WA

Date and time to be mutually agreed upon. Dinner will take place in compliance with COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Ocean Life, Painting

Aboriginal Dreamtime hand-painted acrylic on canvas by Lorraine Bassett, IGNITE Worldwide Advisory Board Member. Painting measures 60"x90" (Large Canvas).

Flowers in Vase, Glass Mosaic

Using stained glass to create a unique one of a kind glass mosiac of flowers in a vase. Handmade wooden frame with hangers. Finished piece is sealed with a clear polycrylic which gives it additional durability. Original art by Cathi Rodgveller, IGNITE Worldwide CEO & Founder.

30 Hour Platinum Package from Dreamclinic Massage

This 30-hour Platinum Package can be used for massage or acupuncture services at our clinics or in-home and can be shared with friends and family! Dreamclinic Massage is a Seattle-based, woman-owned business.

Mentoring, Office Tour, and Lunch in NYC for up to two (2) with Afiniti DEI Vice President plus a roundtrip Alaska Airlines voucher!

Mentoring, Afiniti Chrysler Building Office Tour, and Lunch for up to two (2) with Lisa Prince, VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Afiniti. Includes one (1) Round Trip Airfare voucher on an Alaska Airlines flight.

Strategy Session for up to six (6) with Senior Vice President of Strategy at T-Mobile

Virtual strategy session for six (6) with Elizabeth Hunter, SVP, Technology Strategy Implementation at T-Mobile (plus a bottle of wine!)

Mentoring and Dinner for four (4) at The Goldfinch Tavern at the Four Seasons with CIO and SVP Executives Seattle, WA

Dinner for four (4) at The Goldfinch Tavern at the Four Seasons in downtown Seattle, Washington with Marianne Marck, Board Director and former CIO/CTO and Jyoti Shukla, SVP User Experience at Sirius Pandora.

Two (2) Night Stay in a Cozy and Tranquil mountain cabin or riverside cabin in WA

Find rest and rejuvenation with a two (2) night stay in a tranquil Washington setting. Choose from either a waterfront cabin along the Nisqually River or enjoy the fresh mountain air from a creekside cabin near Mt. Rainier.

2-Night Stay at an Adrift Hotel

Ready to get away from the big city? Come enjoy a 2 night getaway at the Adrift Hotel! Enjoy a dip in our salt water pool, take a bike ride on the Discovery trail, a walk on the boardwalk or a tasting in our Adrift Distillery! The ocean is calling. We look forward to seeing you soon! Includes blackout dates.

Serpent of Life, Painting

Aboriginal Dreamtime painting reflecting the relevance of the serpent throughout life, hand-painted acrylic on canvas by Lorraine Bassett, IGNITE Worldwide Advisory Board Member. Painting measures 20"x 60" (large canvas).

Sunflowers, Glass Mosaic

Using stained glass to create a unique one of a kind glass mosiac of flowers in a vase. Handmade wooden frame with hangers. Finished piece is sealed with a clear polycrylic which gives it additional durability. Original art by Cathi Rodgveller, IGNITE Worldwide CEO & Founder.

lululemon Gift Basket

Enjoy this exclusive collection of lululemon gear, attire, and equipment! Valued at over $800. Winning bidder will have the opportunity for items to be mailed to them in coordination with IGNITE Worldwide Staff.

Momentum Gift Donors

Elizabeth Hunter

Rebecca Straka

Nathan Chung

Lindsay Hua

Anonymous

Cynthia Tee

Rick Koch

Charissa Eggleston

Anonymous

Olivier May

Marianne Marck

Raychel O’Connell  

Judy Jennison

MJF Foundation

Laura Lederer
In Honor of Michael Flagg

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IGNITE Worldwide is the answer
to achieving gender and racial equity in STEM

We work directly with teachers during the school day to provide programming that promotes STEM education and career advancement. IGNITE Worldwide is dedicated to providing our program cost-free to schools throughout the country and around the world.

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