The See Ya Later Foundation hosted its 12th annual dinner and auction at Farm12 in Puyallup October 1st, raising just over $126,000. The See Ya Later (SYL) Foundation* is an Auburn-based 501 C3 nonprofit that serves the south King and north Pierce County area by assisting local families with a child in a life-threatening medical crisis.
“I love the support of our sponsors and donors in this community,” said SYL Board Member Brian Williams. “They have blessed our foundation and our staff with funds to assist numerous families in a time of need and to develop future leaders in our community through our scholarship program”.
Many of the sold-out event’s guests joined in the fun of the ‘cop shows’ theme by dressing up as their favorite cop, detective, or criminal. The evening provided ample opportunities for guests to show their support for the foundation with a live and silent auction as well as various raffles and auction games. The 254 guests enjoyed a steak and salmon dinner as they learned about the foundation, the services they provide, as well as personal stories from families they have helped in the past.
Scott Banke Memorial Scholarship
In addition to assisting families through their Seeds of Hope Program, the foundation also offers college scholarships to Auburn area students that are deemed to be impact makers in the community. 32 Auburn area seniors applied for the 2022 Scott Banke Memorial Scholarship; 22 of the 32 applicants came from Auburn Mountainview High School. The six 2022 Scott Banke Memorial Scholarship recipients selected in Washington are:
- Savannah DuBois (AMHS)
- Kamdyn Jones (AMHS)
- Alexandria Huffman (ARHS)
- Margaret Mikitchuk (AMHS)
- Cassidy Poore (AMHS)
- Lee Shaoming (AMHS)
The primary sponsors for the 2022 Auction were Scotty’s Construction, Yahn and Son Funeral Home, Emerald Aire, AAA Heating and AC, Curry and Williams PLLC, and USG -Auburn.
The foundation will now start preparing for its Christmas event with the families they have assisted in the past year. Barely breathing for the holidays the foundation’s staff and volunteers will turn their attention to SYL’s 2023 events including its annual trivia night, golf tournament, and next year’s dinner and auction. For more information and to donate, visit seeyalater.org
*The See Ya Later Foundation was founded in Oregon and expanded with a Washington chapter. The Washington chapter is based in downtown Auburn.