2014 Hoot! Gala

It was our first ever Hoot! Thanks for joining us on May 3, 2014 for a gala celebration and fundraiser like no other!

Thank you for helping us raise $179,000 for the chimpanzees!

Hoot! was held at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle on Saturday, May 3rd at 6:00pm.

Why was 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.


What happened at Hoot!?


*Traveled to seven booths while learning about chimpanzee behavior

*Bid on silent auction items while enjoying a specialty cocktail, vegan hors d'oeuvres, and music by Ambience Jazz Quartet.

*Raised their paddles high during the dinner, Live Auction and Give a Hoot! with Laura Michalek, Professional Fundraising Auctioneer, and Amanda Westbrooke, Master of Ceremonies

*Dashed for a delectable dessert made by Violet Sweet Shoppe


Thanks to Corporate Sponsors:

Tool Use (Jamie) Booth Sponsor:

Poppoff Inc


Foraging (Jody) Booth Sponsor:

Provitro Biosciences logo


Chimpanzee Champion Sponsors:


Brotherton Strategies




Vegan Score logo


Dessert Dash Sponsor:

charlie's produce


Thanks to Individual Sponsors:


Passport Sponsor:

Karen and Don Young


Imaginary Play (Foxie) Booth Sponsor:

Tracy Headley


Chimpanzee Champion Sponsors:

Pam Lehnert and Marc Warner

Carolyn Crowder


Dessert Dash / Play Laugh Sponsors:

Sarah Hogan

Stephanie and Kurt Marx