Join Us at the Ryther Luncheon 2016

2016 Luncheon

November 17, 2016 at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel 11:30am-1:00pm.

All proceeds will support uncompensated care for the Cottage Program, serving children ages 6-14 who have been abused, neglected and have experienced an average of nine placements before Ryther. This flagship event raises nearly 20% of our philanthropic revenue and is critical to Cottage Program operations and contributing to the positive outcomes we measure and observe for the nearly 100 children annually who receive 24/7 therapeutic treatment in our three cottages each year.

Please welcome Keynote Speaker Laura Porter & Mistress of Ceremonies Jean Enersen

Laura Porter founded Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Interface with Dr. Robert Anda, co-principle investigator of the ACE Study, to help communities use ACE concepts to improve health and wellbeing. She has two decades of experience helping leaders in communities, philanthropy, government and the private sector to apply ACE study concepts as a vital part of building community capacity to solve social and health problems. Her experience is documented in a new film called Resilience produced by Jamie Redford, and in an article published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation titled: Self-Healing Communities; A Transformational Process Model for Improving Intergenerational Health. She provides consultation to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the RWJF funded project called Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities, and the Foundation for Healthy Generations. She helps leaders in over 20 states to have the information they need to focus investments on root causes of problems and to stop the progression of adversity in people’s lives.

To attend or to host a table or sponsor, please email Austin Kellogg - or call 206.517.0204.

We thank our generous event sponsors as of August 1, 2016:

Underwriting Sponsor

Karl & Michelle Quackenbush


Riddell Williams

Ryan Swanson

Tova & Ken Hornung


Abbott Construction • Advisory Services & Investments • AHT Insurance • Coordinated Care • Crowley Maritime Corporation • Edge Asset Management • Fenwick & West LLP • Guild Mortgage Company • K&L Gates • Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes • MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions • Eric & Alissa Tanaka • Umpqua Bank • UPS• Vine Dahlen PLLC • Wells Fargo Insurance Services


Your donations will help nurture healthy children and stronger families – today and tomorrow. There are many ways to give to Ryther:

Make a tax-deductible cash, credit card or stock donation.
  • Mail your check to:

    Attn: Organizational Advancement Office
    2400 NE 95th St
    Seattle, WA 98115

    Call 206.517.0215 to make your gift over the phone

    Don’t forget matching workplace gifts – these really make a difference!

    To make a gift of stock, please call 206.517.0215

    Honor or remember a loved one with an honorarium or memorial gift to Ryther - we'll send out a special notification card.

    Give through your workplace, or another United Way organization.

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    Provide Holiday Wishes and Needs

    Purchase Holiday Wishes and NeedsHolidays are often a difficult time for the children, families and teens in Ryther’s care, but you, your co-workers, family or friends can make the season more joyous by purchasing items that are both requested and needed. You can also help sponsor needy families Ryther serves with Thanksgiving and Holiday food baskets. Contact Janelle Simms at for specific wishes and needs.

    Donate In-Kind Gifts and Tickets

    Donate In-Kind Gifts and Tickets We accept in-kind donations throughout the year for the 36 children who call Ryther “home” during their treatment on campus and for outpatient families in need of extra support. Please refer to our Ryther wish list (PDF) to see the types of items we typically have needs for. Gift cards and tickets to movies, shows or sporting events are always useful.

    If you have items you would like to donate or want to organize a drive for in-kind items please email Janelle Simms first to discuss our current needs and to arrange a time for pickup or drop off.

    Shop at and donate to the League’s ReStyle for Ryther Thrift Store

    You will find gently used quality women and men’s clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry and kitchen and home décor items, plus books, CDs and artwork. To learn about this all-volunteer operated thrift store click here

    Planned Giving and the Lillian Johnson S ociety

    By supporting Ryther with a planned gift or including Ryther in your will, you will become part of a legacy focused on helping vulnerable children and their families for over 130 years. For more information on making a planned gift, or if you already have and want to notify us, please call 206.517.0204. To learn more about forms of estate planning, contact your financial advisor or visit .

    Raise Funds for Ryther When You Shop

    Shop online at and your favorite online store will donate up to 15% of your purchase price to Ryther.

    Shop at Bartell Drugs and they will donate up to 4% of your purchase price to Ryther if you sign up for their and use it while shopping at any of their locations. The 'B' Caring Card is powered by eScrip.

    Purchase gifts through and 0.5% of your bill will be donated to Ryther when you select us as your designated charity.

    Are you a frequent Fred Meyer shopper? Do you have a Fred Meyer rewards card? Then you can help Ryther earn donations every time you shop! Simply link your rewards card to Ryther (search for "Ryther") then, every time you shop, we earn a donation.