50th Annual BIG Event
presented by Savers

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Seattle, Washington

Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction: 5:00 pm

Dinner, Program, and Live Auction: 7:00 p.m.

Event Chairs:

John and Ginny Meisenbach

Get Involved

Donate an Item

If you are interested in donating an item to our live or silent auction, please either contact Mike Ritter or fill out and send in our procurement form.

Become a Matchmaker

Matchmaker Investors help to motivate auction guests to give more by providing matching funds for the Paddle Raise section of the event. If you are interested in investing in our matching pool click here to make an investment or contact Mike Ritter.


Volunteers are needed for a variety of jobs the day and night of the BIG Event. Please contact Chantael Duke to learn more about volunteer opportunities.


Click to view last year’s auction catalog!

The 50th BIG Event
For 50 years, the BIG Event Gala and Auction has supported Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound’s mission to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better.


Thank You to Our Event Sponsors


Savers/Value Village—Presenting Sponsor of the 50th Annual BIG Event.

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Air—Official Airline Partner of the 50th Annual BIG Event.

Auction Sponsors


  Tim and Andrea Barber

Gold Level Sponsors

Wizards of the Coast

Charter Construction

Silver Level Sponsors

Stoel Rives LLP Attorneys at Law


Bronze Level Sponsors

Berntson & Porter & Company PLLC

Dorsey and Whitney LLP

Thank You to Our Matchmakers

  Expeditors Chelsey Owen & Rob Harris
Beth Montag-Schmaltz &
Chris Schamltz
 Julie Burnett Sanya Lawless 
Ashwin Pathare   KPMG Martin Selig
David and Cameron Givens Julie and Tom Newell  

Thank You to Our Table Sponsors and Hosts

Ken Alterman Tim Barber Kris Beason
Terry and Stephanie Cook Liz Deckman Nicole and Tim Engle
Ian and Gwen Flatt Beth Ginsberg David and Prexa Graves
Brett and Rhonda Hartzell Brian and Michelle Hayden Kirk Johnson
Curtis Kopf Amy Mack John Meisenbach
Jason Mesnick Nordstrom/James Thomas Eric Olson
Greg and Alison Richards Dan Rosales Peter Saladino
Seattle Seahawks/ Peter Fonfara Gina Williams  

Live Auction

The 50th Annual BIG Event will feature excluisve wine lots, exclusive trips, and unique experiences. Please check back for highlights of the incredible items up for auction.

If you are interested in donating to the Live or Silent Auction contact Mike Ritter for more information on our auctions.