Out of the Box 2013 Gala Auction

Our fourth gala auction will combine what was perfect about past auctions (auctioneer Laura Michalek, the beautiful Bell Harbor venue, lots of great auction items) with some improvements (it's on a Saturday this year!) plus new stories to warm your hearts and get your paddles in the air. We cannot wait for you to join us in celebrating Hope, Love, Home and five years of Sanctuary for the Cle Elum Seven chimpanzees!

Online Auction and Gala Seattle Event


Out of the Box 2013 Seattle Event Information:

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013
Place: Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle's premier waterfront venue
Auctioneer: Laura Michalek


Out of the Box 2013, combined with the online auction, raised $126,000 after expenses for the chimpanzees, including $45,000 towards the mobile veterinary clinic!


View photos from the event here and on our Out of the Box Facebook event page.

Thanks to special honorees: firefighters who fought the Taylor Bridge Fire at the sanctuary

And Celebrity host: actress Charlotte Ross from NYPD Blue, Glee, and the new VH1 show Hit the Floor (and friend of the Cle Elum Seven!)

charlotte ross and Jamie
Charlotte Ross with Jamie. Photo by Steven Brashear 


Questions about Out of the Box? Contact Diana: diana@ChimpsNW.org


Media Sponsor:

seattle met logo


Associate Sponsor:

poppoff logo


Chimpanzee Champions:

Breakwater logo

brotherton logo


Chimpanzee Fans:

Field Roast


Gorilla Screen Printing logo


Dessert Dash Sponsors:

Violet Sweet Shop


The CSNW Board of Directors


Table Sponsors:

Clearvue Vision Center

Michael Kang


See the wonderfully long list of Individual Sponsors who participated in our end-of-2012
Team Chimp fundraising challenge!