2009 Alvirita Little Award

On Wednesday, October 28th, THS hosted its premier Alvirita Little Award Luncheon at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in downtown Seattle. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and guests, we raised over $52,000 to help support programs and services for underserved, at-risk youth and young adults. 

Our 250 guests were treated to a luncheon of arugula-pear-hazelnut salad, roasted Alaskan salmon and apricot-chocolate tort. They were also treated to success stories from participants who have benefited from our drug, alcohol and mental health intensive outpatient treatment services. Kaaren Andrews, principal of Madrona K-8 School in Seattle, also shared stories of amazing outcomes by the school’s partnership with THS to meet the special needs of difficult-to-serve youth and their families. 

The highlight of our luncheon was the presentation of the 10th Alvirita Little Award to Patti Skelton-McGougan of Youth Eastside Services, where she has served as Executive Director since 1997. Thank you to everyone who helped make our premier luncheon a big success. Planning will begin soon for our 2010 luncheon. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Mark Buckley at (206) 323-0930, extension 201 or at markb@ths-wa.org