DAA Northwest Marks Fundraising Milestone Featured
01 December 2017
DAA Northwest began its annual anniversary sale fundraiser 25 years ago when a local non-profit organization approached the auction and asked for help. At the time, the request was for DAA’s employees to make payroll deductions that would benefit the non-profit organization.Every November since then, the auction has hosted a dinner party and benefit auction in conjunction with its Anniversary Sale. This year’s event marked DAA Northwest’s 25th Anniversary and produced record-breaking contributions. Dealers purchased live auction items that included Gonzaga Bulldogs pre-game practice session attendance and courtside seats hosted by DAA’s general manager David Pendergraft, an evening with The Cronkites, DAA’s “house band,” and more. Guests also purchased 25th Anniversary caps, with 100 percent of proceeds going to charity. Contribution envelopes on tables gave attendees another opportunity to give. DAA Northwest matched all funds raised, bringing the 25th Anniversary Fundraiser total to a record-breaking $170,000. Beneficiaries included Young Life, Union Gospel Mission, the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery and Spring of Hope International. Since its inception, DAA Northwest’s Anniversary event has raised $1.7 million for non-profit organizations.