FUSION Gala 2023
Annual FUSION Fund-Raising Tradition
After many months of planning, FUSION’s annual Gala was held on August 2nd and was a record-breaking success! With over 550 supporters in attendance, we raised over $400K to further our mission of providing housing and support services to families experiencing homelessness.
The FUSION Annual Gala has been a highly anticipated event in Federal Way since 1994, and this year was no different. Held on the first Wednesday in August, the Gala features a new and fanciful theme each year. The event attracts community members who are eager to make a difference and have a wonderful time at the beautiful Dumas Bay Center grounds overlooking Puget Sound.
This year, Dumas Bay Center was transformed by amazing volunteers into a tropical oasis with spectacular island decor and was brought to life with tropical music, dancing and food. Silent and live auction items featured a variety of goods, services, trips and experiences, all donated by our supportive community and sponsors. Generous financial donations from individuals and corporate sponsors rivaled that of previous years.
A highlight of the evening was the testimony from Jared Gloster who moved many to tears as he shared his personal journey through homelessness and the invaluable impact FUSION had on his life and the lives of others served by FUSION though the generosity of our donors.
We would like to recognize the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, the generosity of our corporate sponsors, and the beautiful gifts that our guests gave to families in need.