A note from Christy Austin, the event organizer:
We are very excited and proud to have Jean Smart, our Hollywood-success UW grad to be our keynote speaker, along with Michelle Esteban from KOMO TV as our emcee for the event. This fun day will be on May 12th, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt in Seattle from 10:30 to 12:30. I am hopeful that you can support our endeavor to raise money for deserving future leaders in our community in need of financial aid. Whether it’s coming to our event or donating something to our cause, we would really appreciate it! It should be a fun event, not just for Moms on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend, but for all that attended our Alma Mater. The origin of the words Alma Mater was in 1651, Latin for “Fostering Mother”. It is thus apropos that we hold the celebration of our school on this weekend. In the theme of celebration, with the University of Washington’s 150th birthday year, we are looking to create auction items of $150 or more. This sure-to-be fun event will reach hundreds of attendees along with tens of thousands in audience. I hope you can participate in some way.
- Actress and mother, Jean Smart