HOOT! Gala -  2015

HOOT! 2015 in Seattle raised a bunch of money for the chimps, and it was awesome to celebrate seven years of sanctuary for seven chimpanzees with so many caring people.

Big thanks to everyone who helped make HOOT! 2015 a big success!

Pencil in this date to your calendars: April 30, 2016!



Why is the event called Hoot!?

A pant-hoot is a loud chimpanzee vocalization that is an expression of excitement. Listen and watch Jamie pant-hoot at the sanctuary.



WHEN: Saturday, May 30th, 6:00pm-10pm

WHERE: Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle's Premier Waterfront Venue

WHY: To raise funds that keep the sanctuary running and the chimpanzees happy and healthy. And to celebrate and have fun!

WHO: Professional Fundraising Auctioneer Laura Michalek; Master of Ceremonies Amanda Westbrooke; Special Guest Karen Joy Fowler; Sanctuary board members and staff. The chimpanzees will remain safe in their sanctuary home, but we will have lots of images of them!

HOW: Tickets: After May 1st: $120 each, $1,200 for a table of 10. BUY TICKETS NOW!


Preview auction items (items still being added).



Time-travel to 2008 when the chimpanzees first arrived and work your way through each year until you reach the hallway of the future.

Participate in a scavenger hunt to be entered into a drawing for a fun prize.

Bid on silent auction items, sample vegan appetizers, and enjoy the 7&7 Chimptini Cocktail with a twist.

Raise your paddles high during the dinner, raucous live auction and Give a Hoot! fundraiser.

Experience the words and wisdom of award-winning author Karen Joy Fowler in person!

Dash for your dessert. The table with the total highest Dessert Dash bid gets the first pick!


Note: All food served at HOOT! will be vegan in honor of animal sanctuaries for all species.



Help us make this event amazing by donating auction items. Email Diana for more information: diana@chimpsnw.org.

Make a cash donation* in celebration of the seventh year of sanctuary. Donate online now or mail a check to: PO Box 952, Cle Elum, WA 98922.

Be a HOOT! Sponsor!* Download the Individual or Corporate sponsorship packets to learn about the many benefits of HOOT! sponsorship.

*Your sponsorship or donation contribution will be used as a challenge to attendees and will help us raise more $$ on event night!



Big Thanks to Current Sponsors:


Display Area Sponsors:


Tracy Headley


Poppoff Inc logo






Chimpanzee Champion Sponsors:


Merritt and John Atwood


Denice and Ken Mikkelson


Brotherton logo


Darwins logo


Martha Faulkner Real Estate



Vegan Score logo