Thank you all for a fantastic night of laughter, conversation, and giving.

We're so pleased to share that you raised $22,375, blowing away our goal of $15,000! 

Thank you for helping us close the achievement gap by supporting the creativity, innovation, and imagination needed to create brighter futures. Take a moment to peruse these photos taken by Hamilton Studios. It looks like we're having a good time!

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ABOUT OUR GUESTS

JULIA SWEENEY is an actress, comedian, and author known for her stint on Saturday Night Live and her powerful solo shows. A native of Spokane, Washington, Sweeney went to Hollywood in the 1980’s with aspirations of being a business executive at the studios before realizing that acting was her true calling. Her latest book is If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother, on parenting and being parented.

MARIA SEMPLE is the author of This One Is Mine and Where’d You Go, Bernadette, which has been translated into eighteen languages, and most recently, Today Will Be Different. A veteran Hollywood writer, she has written for celebrated TV shows like Arrested Development and Mad About You. She lives in Seattle.

JESS WALTER is the author of eight books. He’s been a #1 New York Times bestseller, finalist for the 2006 National Book Award and the PEN/ USA Literary prize in both fiction and nonfiction, and won the 2005 Edgar Allan Poe Award. His work has been published in 30 languages and his short fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories, Harpers, McSweeney’s, Esquire and more. He is also president of the Spark Central Board of Directors.