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December 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Friday, December 8, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that we’ve finalized the plans for our POCAAN’s 30th Anniversary Gala & Awards Dinner!

VIP Reception at 5:30 p.m.

Red Carpet Photo’s at 6:45 p.m.

Formal Dinner & Program at 7:00 p.m.

Entertainment to follow!

Where – Northwest African American Museum – 2300 S. Massachusetts Street Seattle, WA 98144

What The Event About – The Legends Gala & Awards Dinner began in 2016 with an extremely successful first event. Our sponsors and guests had an incredible time, beginning with a red carpet, cocktail reception, followed by a three-course dinner, drinks, and live musical guests. Our gala is a fabulous and fun, star-studded evening filled with generous donations to our cause.

Our Keynote Speaker will be Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Member. Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen III -Pastor of the affirming Mega-Church “The Vision Cathedral of Atlanta” and Presiding Bishop of the United Progressive Pentecostal Fellowship of Churches.

Tickets & Sponsorship Opportunities – For individual tickets please visit our tickets page here: or contact POCAAN Office at 206.322.7061. For information on sponsorship opportunities please call the Office at 206.322.7061.

POCAAN’s 2017 Legends Honorees – It is my privilege to confirm the 2017 Honorees. Our honorees and their categories for this year are as follows:

Ms. Vickie Williams (Posthumously) – POCAAN’s Advocate of the Year Award, “Excellence in Community Organizing”.

Mr. Dennis Torres– POCAAN’s Equity Award for Community Engagement.

Mrs. Mary Diggs -Hobson– POCAAN’s Equity Award for Advocacy.

Pride Foundation– POCAAN’s Equity Award for Community Partnership

King County Councilmember Larry Gossett– POCAAN’s Political Advocate Award

Mr. Franklyn Smith– POCAAN’s Award for Community Engagement and Resources

Parking – Parking at theNorthwest African American Museum is limited, however, there is street parking around the museum.

Guests – We expect to host 150 guests, sponsors and celebrities.

Attire – Our Gala is Black Tie Formal

Charity – The funds raised at our Gala benefit POCAAN’s programing and administration cost. Your generous donations will help us create a better world for communities of color around health and equity issues in the Pacific Northwest. POCAAN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit advocacy agency. All Donations are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS Regulations.

Sponsorship – Sponsorship Packages are available at various levels and can also be developed on a case by case basis to ensure that your brand is accommodated and your experience tailored to your needs. We encourage you to schedule a phone call to discuss how your brand can be a part of our mission and help us create a better world for communities of color.


December 8, 2017
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Northwest African American Museum
2300 S Massachusetts St
Seattle, 98144 United States
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