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Annual Banquet Fundraiser & Auction

  • Bellingham Country Club 3729 Meridian Street Bellingham, WA, 98225 United States (map)

Join us for our 14th Annual Auction on Saturday, March 14th! Theme, venue, and more TBA.

Last year’s auction was a huge success - together we brought in over $83,000!

Thank you to all our attendees, sponsors, volunteers, staff members and our Board of Directors for committing to this event and supporting infants and toddlers in our community. Special thanks to Sarah Brand with SKB Events and to our auction committee members, Sarah Kaiser, Beverly Ott, Michaela Regehr, Erin Malone, Mark Moder, and Yolanda Calderon.

This year's auction featured a brand new film, produced by our friends over at Hand Crank Films, highlighting the importance of early intervention. Check out "Why I Believe" here! https://vimeo.com/324372638/0365e27f4f
Thank you to Hand Crank Films, the featured families, WCEL staff member Erin O’Moore and Dr. Lessli Putney of Peace Health for sharing your stories!

“From Our House to Your House”

Come join us for our annual celebration of all that is Whatcom Center for Early Learning! With our growth, so many exciting things are happening, most of all is the opening of our second location in Ferndale this fall. Come hear our vision and help us fulfill our dream to expand our programming. This year’s event features a fine dining experience, live and silent auctions, Heads or Tails, a wine wheel, the Dessert Dash and the premiere of Handcrank Films’ "Why I Believe.”

Featured items include:

  • San Juan Island Exploration & Lodging

  • Gonzaga Basketball Weekend Getaway Package

  • Disneyland Vacation

  • Live Painting with Ben Mann - personalized for the highest bidder!

Earlier Event: October 11
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony