It's going to be a busy month for our KING 5 personalities! We hope you have a chance to catch one of their community appearances in support of some amazing local organizations. Take a look!
THURSDAY, MAY 1
1. YWCA Inspire Luncheon, Snohomish County, Jean Enersen
Jean will emcee the 2014 YWCA Inspire Luncheon. The keynote speaker of this event is Cheryl Strayed, best-selling author of Wild. Cheryl currently resides in the Pacific Northwest (Portland) and with her achievements can empower women to pursue their dreams.
2. WWIN Spring Benefit Luncheon, Lori Matsukawa
Lori will emcee the Washington Women In Need Bellevue Luncheon. This event is to help raise attention to women in need, and empower them to achieve their desired potential.
3. Kidney Auxiliary of Puget Sound, Jesse Jones
Jesse will be the featured speaker for the KAPS May luncheon. Everett Golf and Country Club, 1505 52nd Street SE, Everett.
4. Boy Scouts of America, Jeff Renner
Jeff will make his annual appearance as emcee of the BSA Eagle Banquet at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. His portion of the evening will take place between shows, starting at 7:30pm.
SATURDAY, MAY 3
5. March for Babies, Shaniqua Manning
Shaniqua will emcee the March for Babies walk. This walk is for people who share the passion for improving the health of babies. You can walk as a family team, company team or with friends. The walk it is raise money right here in our very own community! The walk is happening at the Seattle Center, Fisher Pavilion at 9:00 am.
6. Dinner of Champions, Dennis Bounds
Dennis will emcee the 13th annual Dinner of Champions event. This event is to give a very special tribute to the Hope and Spirit Award honorees, individuals who are making significant impact on the lives of people with MS. This year they will be honoring Julie Gould (Hope Award recipient) and Carl Stempin (Spirit Award recipient). The event will be from 6:00 to 11:00 pm at the Grand Hyatt Seattle.
SUNDAY, MAY 4
7. National Football Foundation Hall of Fame, Jesse Jones
Jesse will emcee the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame. This event is to honor college athletes on scholastic achievement. This year there is $11,000 dollars in scholarship money, and 41 men will be receiving some type of scholarship. The event will start at 4:00 pm and will be held at Curtis High School.
TUESDAY, MAY 6
8. Give BIG!
Give Big Day is a Seattle tradition put on by the Seattle Foundation. It is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to non-profit organizations who make our region a healthier and more vital place to live. Give Big Day is only through an online donation (12 am -12 am) and will be on the Seattle Foundation website.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7
9. UW Nurses Recognition Banquet, Shaniqua Manning
Shaniqua will emcee the University of Washington Nurses Recognition Banquet. This event is to celebrate nurses and the field of nursing. This event will be held at Benaroya Hall and the lecture and reception will be from 4:30 pm -7: 00 pm..
THURSDAY, MAY 8
10. Living our Legacy Luncheon, Dennis Bounds
Dennis will emcee the 7th Annual Living our Legacy Luncheon put on The Arc of King County. This luncheon is to honor those who advocate the right of individuals with intellectual and development disabilities to live, learn, work and play in the community. The luncheon is at the Seattle Convention Center, starting at 11:30 am and ending at 2:00 pm.
11. Issaquah Schools Foundation Luncheon, Jim Dever
Jim will emcee the Issaquah Schools Foundation Luncheon. This luncheon is to help the Issaquah Schools Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that drives resources to help students achieve the promise of their academic potential. The event will be held at the Issaquah Community Center, and is from 11:00 am-1:00 pm.
12. Salvation Army Lunch, Mark Wright
Mark will emcee the Red Kettle Luncheon and Food Drive, put on by the Salvation Army. Funds raised at the luncheon will go directly towards helping the hungry, homeless and hopeless in King County. This event will also have the announcement of this year’s recipients of The Salvation Army Arthur S. Langlie Award for Visionary Leadership, and the Others Award for Outstanding Service. The event will take place at the Washington State Convention Center, and will start at Noon.
SATURDAY, MAY 10
13. Underwater Robotics Competition, Jeff Renner
Jeff will serve as a rescue diver at the MATE PNW ROV Challenge. 40 eager high school teams signed up to compete at this year's competition at the Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
14. Dreambuilders’ Ball, Kim Holcomb
Kim will emcee the DreamBuilders’ Ball in support of the Virginia Mason Foundation. The event is both a gala and an auction to raise money for the Virginia Mason Foundation, specifically the unit on Transforming Health Care: The Surgical Suites on Level 3 of the Floyd & Delores Jones Pavilion.
15. Tuxes and Tails Event, Margaret Larson
Margaret will emcee Seattle Humane Society’s 25th Annual Tuxes and Tails Event. This event is to raise money for homeless pets through a gala, live/silent auction and a pet runway show.
16. Ignite – A New Beginnings Cocktail Party, Tracy Taylor
Tracy will emcee the Ignite – A New Beginnings Cocktail Party in support of ending Domestic Violence. In addition to Tracy who again will emcee the event, Jim will be the auctioneer for the evening.
17. West Coast All-Star Classic Event, Chris Egan
Chris will emcee the West Coast All-Star Classic Event. This event is a dinner and auction that will benefit the Rainier Beach Foundation and the Urban Family Center. The West Coast All-Stars will be there and other special guests.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14
18. Child Strive Lunch, Dennis Bounds
Dennis will emcee the 4th Annual Child Strive Lunch. The event is their annual fundraiser to help children with disabilities, children in homeless shelters and first time mothers at risk. The organization’s goal is to have early intervention to help these families thrive.
THURSDAY, MAY 15
19. Marianwood Spring Luncheon, Dennis Bounds
Dennis will emcee the Providence Marianwood Foundation, Spring Celebration Luncheon. This event is to support their organization which cares for the elderly, chronically ill and disabled.
20. CAPAA’s 40th Anniversary Event, Lori Matsukawa
Lori will emcee the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs 4th Anniversary event. This event is to honor the legacy that the Commission has developed in helping Asian Americans. The Commission works to end the pervasive discrimination and barriers in accessing government services that Asian Americans receive.
21. Sound Mental Health Matters Gala, Margaret Larson
Margaret will emcee the Sound Mental Health Matters Gala. This gala is to raise awareness about veteran mental health and to also raise funding in support of veteran programs at SMH.
SATURDAY, MAY 17
22. Celebration of Hope, Susannah Frame
Susannah Frame will emcee the annual Pancreatic Cancer Action Network “Celebration of Hope” gala at the Seattle Sheraton hotel.
SUNDAY, MAY 18
23. Beat the Bridge, Jim Dever
Jim will emcee the 32nd Annual Beat the Bridge Run/Walk that benefits those with diabetes and the JDRF organization. This year’s walk will be held at the brand new Husky Stadium starting at 8:00 am.
TUESDAY, MAY 20
24. PATH’s Breakfast for Global Health, Jean Enersen
Jean will interview Anurag Mairal, a leading innovator in global health technologies, at PATH’s annual Breakfast for Global Health. This event is to celebrate the work that is done by the organization in saving the lives of women and children around the world. It will also highlight the specific work that PATH has done in supporting mothers and babies in South Africa.
25. Empowering Youth Luncheon, Chris Egan
Chris will emcee the College Success Foundation-Tacoma, Empowering Youth Luncheon. This luncheon is to raise funds that will be invested to strengthen and expand College Success Foundation programs to help low income Tacoma students complete high school and earn a college degree. The event will take place at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade and will be from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.
26. Mary’s Place Luncheon, Lori Matsukawa
Lori will emcee "Renewing Hopes, Wishes and Dreams for 15 Years" along with Luncheon Chair, Kelli Schneider, Seahawks Women's Association. An inspirational afternoon to support homeless women and families. Special performances by Lullaby Projects, Seattle Symphony and Kings High School. Noon, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center.
THURSDAY, MAY 22
27. Bastyr Luncheon, Jean Enersen
Jean will host a fundraising luncheon for Bastyr, to focus on the latest in naturopathic medicine and honor an outstanding contribution to local health. Fairmont Olympic Hotel.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28
28. Reason to Hope Breakfast, Jean Enersen
Jean will emcee the Alzheimer’s Association, Reason to Hope Breakfast. This event will support those who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and also raise awareness about Alzheimer’s.
THURSDAY, MAY 29
29. First Citizen Luncheon, Joyce Taylor
May 29th at the Seattle Yacht Club 11:30am-1:30pm
SATURDAY, MAY 31
30. Asian American Hall of Fame, Mimi Jung
Mimi will emcee the Robert Chinn Foundation’s Asian American Hall of Fame event at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Locals, Nathan Adrian and Manu Tuiasosopo are among the honorees.
31. Inspire Youth Project, Mary Lee
Mary will emcee a charity “Poker Slam” event at the Koral Bar & Kitchen in Bellevue, benefitting the Inspire Youth Project.