Annual Treehouse Gala

2018 Storybook Gala "Some Fundraiser!"

2018 Treehouse Storybook Gala was held on Friday, September 14 to raise funds for the educational programs of the nonprofit Treehouse Museum. 400 guests, and more than 125 in kind donors help make the auctions successful and fun. With a Charlotte’s Web theme the Gala drew more than 400 guests and featured musician Ryan Shupe as the main entertainment. Four young artists were honored for their winning entries in the Treehouse Grand Champion Art Contest: Mikaela Passes, Cy Zumbrun, Eliza Fonnesbeck, and Boston Burton. Their art, and that of 11 finalists, were displayed in large format on the walls at the Gala. Treehouse Board Chair, Cheri Walker, and Executive Director, Lynne Goodwin, presented two special awards: The Grand Champion of Children Award to Sylvia N. Cobabe, the former Board Chair of the Museum who served as Chair for 18 years and the Blue Ribbon Best Friends Award to the Stewart Education Foundation for their ongoing support of the Museum and their gift of the purchase price of land to west of the Museum for a future expansion project. Sponsors of the Gala this year included Purity Technology, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Walmart, the Ogden Eccles Conference Center, and Ellis Printing. Live auction donors included Linda Bexell, Rachel & Paul Schvaneveldt, Cheri & Ed Walker, Stephanie & Toni Spencer, Nucor, Robyn & Dan Needham, Friends of Treehouse, and Disneyland Resort.

Plans are already underway for the 2019 Storybook Gala to be held on Friday, September 20, 2019. Guests will follow the yellow brick road to Oz. Treehouse donors to participate as sponsors of the event, attendees, or as donors of in kind items for the auctions.

Our "Tree-ricfic Event Sponsor
      Purity Technology
Our Grand Champion Sponsor
   George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation
Our Blue Ribbon Sponsors
   Ogden Eccles Conference Center   
   Ellis Printing

Special Thanks to
   Ryan Shupe
   The Queen Bee 
   Locally Twisted
   Lund Floral
   Piano Gallery

See our Storybook Table Sponsors and our Auction and Drawing Donors on our Community Giving Page.

Treehouse Gala Committee
   Marlisa Lund, Chair  
   Susan Burnett 
   Sue Ann Burton
   Keri Fidler 
   Candace Flowers
   Shelly Geddes
   Cami Hall 
   Rula Hunter 
   Amy Jacobs
   Mitzi Kawaguchi 
   Sharon Knapp
   Robyn Needham
   Rachel Schvaneveldt
   Stephanie Spencer
   Glory Spurlock
   Rose Wambsganss  
   Cheri Walker, Board Chair 
   Lynne Goodwin, Executive Director

Below are photos of this year's Gala. Mark your calendar for next year's party.