Upcoming Events

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December 9, 2017: Annual Fundraising Gala

The sixth Open Hearts Big Dreams (OHBD) Fund Gala event and the first as a stand-alone not for profit.

Since this event began in 2011, we raised close to half a million dollars to support K-12 literacy and education in Ethiopia. None of this would be possible without many OPEN HEARTS willing to enable BIG DREAMS for kids half a world away!

So we are doing it again this year and aiming even higher.  Our fundraising goal is $150K to support OHBD Fund 2017 priorities including:

  • Early Reader Books Project with Jane Kurtz and Ready, Set Go Books to close a critical gap and increase literacy in both the youngest students and their communities. http://openheartsbigdreams.org/2017/03/books-ready-set-go/
  • Technology and Coding project to bring the power to technology and building to kids in Ethiopia.
  • Art Education Project to connect artists and the transformative power of arts to kids so they can reimagine their future possibilities.

This Seattle event provides sustaining funds for OHBD projects and priorities. This beautiful evening will be a lively celebration of the cuisine, music, art, and poetry of Ethiopia, featuring silent and live auctions, a wine wall, and a raffle.

The OHBD event is an opportunity to learn more about Open Hearts Big Dreams bold plans and support its goal to increase opportunities for kids in Ethiopia.

Facebook Page for the Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/415475365463994/

Tickets and Tables (seats 8):

Individual Ticket: $75
Bronze Table: $675
Silver Table: $850
Gold Table: $975


Sponsorships are available from $100-$5000.  Please contact us if interested in learning more.


We welcome donations of wine, desserts, Gift Cards and any other items suitable for the live or silent auction.  Please contact us if you would like to donate.

Date and Time

December, 9 2017 6:00-10:00 PM

Location & Directions

6310 NE 74th Street, Seattle, WA

Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park