3rd Annual Gala & Fundraiser



Join us in celebrating 36 years of hands-on education at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding’s 3rd Annual Gala & Fundraiser ‘Building on Tradition’


Saturday, April 22, 2017  –  5:00 P.M.

Cocktails  |  Dinner  |  Games  |  Auctions

Held at the Northwest Maritime Center
Downtown Port Townsend, WA
Tickets $100  |  Table $800 (for 8)


There are only a few tickets left! 
Please contact Christina Cogan at (360) 385-4948 x 307 or
christina@nwswb.edu to make your ticket purchase.



Get Involved

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We welcome and encourage neighbors, community members, businesses, and Boat School supporters in getting involved in this signature event. Peruse the buttons above to learn how you can get involved!

Questions? Contact Christina Cogan, Communications & Development Coordinator at (360) 385-4948 ext. 307 or christina@nwswb.edu


Your Guide for the Night


Nelson Jay is the Principal Fundraising Auctioneer at Gavelo Auctions, LLC, a Seattle-based business offering auctioneer, emcee, and benefit auction consulting services. He raises the bar on the benefit auction experience. Razor-sharp, fun, and results-oriented, Nelson helps organizations raise both funds and friends through comprehensive pre-event strategy, fundraising best practices, and spirited live auctioneer performances.  He is a graduate of the Missouri Auction School and the University of Washington and member of the National Auctioneers Association who holds the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation. Learn more at www.gaveloauctions.com



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Designated parking will be located off Jackson St. near the Point Hudson Marina. The entrance to the parking lot is just past Sea Marine’s boatyard. (You will pass Sea Marine’s main building on the left and their boatyard on the right. If you need an address for GPS, Sea Marine’s address is 419 Jackson St. Port Townsend, WA 98368). Follow event parking signs.


*The purple shaded square is dedicated parking for the night of the event. The event will be held in the red shaded building.