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Our events are a perfect way to engage with Rainier Scholars and support our scholars. Whether it is joining us at our Annual Luncheon each spring, attending our popular Bricks & Books Auction or helping our scholars explore professional opportunities at our Career Expo, your participation will support scholars on their 12-year journey to college graduation and lives of leadership.

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Annual Luncheon

Enjoyed by nearly 1,200 guests, this signature event is a testament to the abiding support we receive from corporate sponsors, donors and school partners alike. Their generosity allows us to provide access to educational opportunities for low-income students of color as they pursue their dreams of being the first in their families to earn a college degree.

Our 2017 luncheon, Where hope and hard work meet access and opportunity featured the voices of high school scholars announcing their college acceptances and college seniors, earning degrees from some of the nation’s most selective colleges.

View our 2017 luncheon video to meet an incredible young woman, Jerusalem Hadush of Cohort V, and learn about her inspiring Rainier Scholars story.

“I cannot think of an organization that does more with a single dollar invested.”

Chris Toher, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Skanska

Bricks & Books Auction

Now in its fifth year, our Bricks & Books Auction, co-hosted with Skanska, is held each fall in the beautiful Georgetown Ballroom. Join us for a chance to socialize during both a silent and live auction to support our scholars on their 12-year journey to college. The highlight of the night is when our scholars step up to the “mic” and share their personal experience as a Rainier Scholar.

For more information, email Bethany Furubayashi, Corporate Giving and Major Gifts Development Officer.

Career & Internship Expo

Each summer, we offer a Career Expo to connect our scholars to professional networks, explore careers and identify internships/jobs—critical steps as they prepare to enter the workforce.

We are pleased to invite partners across industries and sectors to meet our scholars and share internship and employment opportunities.

Please email Bethany Furubayashi, Corporate Giving and Major Gifts Development Officer or call (206) 407-2181 or email Karen Merz, Career Programs Manager or call (206) 407-2116 to get involved.

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