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BrightSpark’s 2023 Annual Event

Join on us on Saturday, October 21 at 5 PM at the Renton Community Events Center for our largest fundraising event of the year!


You're invited!

You’re invited to BrightSpark’s 2023 Annual Event! Previously named “Seeds of Change,” this year’s annual fundraising event will be held in Renton, Washington, the soon-to-be-home of our new headquarters. This event is our largest fundraiser of the year, bringing in unrestricted funds to support our mission of nurturing and sustaining child-centered, antiracist early learning communities.

This in-person event is FREE to attend and open to ALL AGES! No matter how you are connected to BrightSpark or the larger early learning community, we are excited for you to join us.

What to expect at our event

Our event is more than just a fundraiser – it is a chance to get to know BrightSpark as we celebrate the community strengths that make our work possible! Guests will enjoy…


How to Register

While the event is free to attend, space is limited, so guests must register in advance to secure their spot and ensure any dietary preferences and personal accommodations are met. Registering is easy and takes less than 5 minutes – click the button below to get started!


Interested in Sponsoring our event?

Thank you to our sponsors!

Put simply, our sponsors make this event possible. We are thrilled to work alongside some incredible businesses in our community. On behalf of the team here at BrightSpark, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the generous sponsors we have partnered with so far. The opportunity to collaborate with these businesses is absolutely invaluable, and words can not express enough how appreciative we are of their ongoing support and devotion to our mission.

In line with our commitment to community-centric fundraising, sponsors are not required to give any specific amount – all donations are appreciated. As community partners, all sponsors are given the same recognition and promotion, regardless of giving level.

View our Sponsorship Packet or learn more about the benefits of being a sponsor below!

As we promote our event, sponsors can expect:

On the day of the event, sponsors will recieve:

Community-Centric Fundraising

Why does BrightSpark follow a Community Centric Fundraising model?

Community Centric Fundraising (CCF) is an approach to fundraising developed in the Seattle area by community leaders of color, with the purpose of re-shaping fundraising and the non-profit field into one that is based in community and rooted in social justice. This means that organizations who follow this model are committed to prioritizing the needs of the community over their own initiatives; addressing racism in prejudice within traditional fundraising and outreach efforts; and valuing every contribution (whether it is a financial donation, in-kind donation, or time spent volunteering, etc) equitably.