Reconnect: 2021 Virtual Spring Gala

Date & Time

Saturday, April 24, 2021

This event is in the past.


This event is in the past.


Join us from your home!

Thank you for your incredible support of the Burke’s 2021 Virtual Spring Gala. Together, we raised more than $350,000! Your gifts enable us to continue to care for and share our natural and cultural collections so all people can learn, be inspired, generate knowledge, feel joy, and heal.

We truly appreciate your support of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture!

Save the date for the Burke’s 2022 Spring Gala!
April 22, 2022

More details to follow in Fall 2021. 

2021 Spring Gala Committee

Alicechandra Fritz & Brian Screnar, Co-chairs

Anne Delaney, Cezanne Garcia, Indira Gillingham, Elise Hebb, Chris Hurley,
Ellen Look, Kristin Luttinen, Spencer Smith, Brian Vautour, Rebecca Wilson

For questions or sponsorship opportunities, contact Bryndis Jonsson at 206.543.0421 or

Reconnect: 2021 Virtual Spring Gala | Video Spotlights

Reconnect: Virtual Spring Gala | Burke Museum Director of Education Dr. Alvin Logan, Jr.

portrait of alvin logan jr

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Reconnect: 2021 Virtual Spring Gala | Burke Museum Curator of Ornithology Dr. Alejandro Rico-Guevara

picture of alejo rico-guevara in the ornithology collections

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Reconnect: Virtual Spring Gala | Polly Olsen (Yakama), Burke Museum Tribal Liaison

portrait of polly olsen (yakama)

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Reconnect: Virtual Spring Gala | Elise Hebb, Burke Museum Association President

portrait of elise hebb

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With deep gratitude, we recognize our sponsors

Beverage & Catering Partners

Individual Donors

Page Abrahamson

Kym Aughtry

Bruce & Della Balick

Susan & Steve Baran

Luther Black & Christina C. Wright

Michael & Sheila Bonsignore

Beatrice & William Booth

Tom & Sonya Campion

Ross & Julie Case

Jon & Joan Christoffersen

Tiffany & Thomas Clark

Bruce & Lou Colwell

Helen Curtis & Josh Laitila

Anne Delaney & Brad Bashaw

Mary & Jim Dunnam

Lauren M. Exnicios

Ellen Ferguson

Hugh & Jane Ferguson Foundation

Robert & Micki Flowers

Alicechandra Fritz & Jeff Hazeltine

Cezanne Garcia & David Grossman

Peggy Glick

Lyn & Jerry Grinstein

Judith Hance

Chris Hurley & Marlys Erickson

Ron & Gail Irving

Art & Glenda Israel

Ann Jackson & Ken Wilson

Hunter Jeffers & Lauren Cascio

Cindy & Gar Jeffers

Sally & Warren Jewell

Bridget Johnson & James Wiser

Leslie Kincaid-Lawrence & Nick Lawrence

Martha Kongsgaard & Peter Goldman

Carla & Don Lewis

Betsy Lieberman & Richard Groomer

John & Karen Loeser

Ellen Look & Tony Cavalieri

Ed & Linda Marcuse

Ruth Martin

Joe & Jill McKinstry

Doug & Thelma McTavish

Charles Nordhoff & Maribeth O'Connor

Jim & Mariette O'Donnell

Darcy & Enzo Paschino

Arthur Pasette

Amber Kikine Quintal

Michelle & Jordan Reichelt

Jamie Van Horne Robinson & Jaison Robinson

Martha & Robert Sander

Brian Screnar & Angela Dunleavy

Christian & Kristina Sidor

Spencer G. & Patricia Smith

Bob & Robin Stacey

Julie K. Stein & Stan Chernicoff

Jean & John Sullivan

Hally Swift & Eric Strandberg

Gloria & Donald Swisher

Barbara Thompson & Tim Malone

Judy Tobin & Michael Baker

Stephanie Toothman

Kirsten & Vincent Turner

Camille & Jim Uhlir

Linda Vangelos & Stephen Kaufer

Brian Vautour

Margaret Walker

Robert & Juanita Watt

Robert & Jacquinot Weisenbach

Robert & Judith Winquist

Melissa Yeager

Erin Younger & Ed Liebow