So grateful for Rotary’s support

The South Everett/Mukilteo Rotary Club hosted its 20th annual Spring Auction on April 4 at the Tulalip Casino and Resort. During the last 20 years, this auction has raised over $2 million for local charities, student scholars and international causes.

This year, the Rotary Club selected Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center as its “Fund a Need” organization. Dawson Place protects and heals kids that are victims of child abuse and sexual assault in Snohomish County. The Rotarians and guests were introduced to Ivy Jacobsen, a survivor of sexual abuse and a Dawson Place service user. Ivy shared her story about how Dawson Place helped her heal from her abuse and become the proud and confident woman that she is today. The room responded with an outpouring of generosity that was both humbling and awe-inspiring. Over $64,000 was raised during this portion of the program!

As a guest I was moved by the “fund a need” section of the evening. I felt immense gratitude toward the devoted individuals in the room, and to the South Everett Rotary Club for selecting Dawson Place as their Fund a Need organization. Words are not enough to thank the attendees for their incredible support and for improving the lives of the children and families that we serve every day. Thank You.

Lori Vanderburg, Director

Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center

Everett

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Saturday, Dec. 16

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Editorial: Congress must renew children’s insurance program

Some 9 million children depend on CHIP for health care. Not renewing it would be costly and cruel.

Schwab: Why is party a factor in consequences for bad boys?

In this arena, Democrats are the ones who’ve found a conscience. Republicans take advantage.

Everett optometrist grateful for 49 years of memories

Patients and family, it has been my pleasure to serve our community… Continue reading

Providence Hospice made wife’s final days much easier

I would like to pass our gratitude to all staff working at… Continue reading

Voters’ support of Lake Stevens Fire District levy appreciated

I am writing this letter on behalf of the Commissioners of Lake… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Friday, Dec. 15

A sketchy look at the day in politics and popular culture.… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Dec. 14

A sketchy look at the day in politics and society.… Continue reading

Gerson: To save the GOP, the party will have to lose

The only way to save the Republican Party from Trumpism is to rebuild it on its ruins.

Most Read