In 2013, two leading guilds of Seattle Children’s partnered to host the Festival of Trees events: The Autism Center Guild and the Dr. Forrest L. Flashman Guild. The goal is to bring together the passion and talent from both guilds in providing support for Seattle Children’s Autism Center and Uncompensated Care.
The Dr. Forrest L. Flashman Guild
The Festival of Trees was created to design, decorate and auction Christmas trees to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital. Over the years, we have generated over $12 million to benefit Uncompensated Care. Our talented membership includes artists, decorators, professionals, floral designers, jewelry designers and craftsmen. Many have designed for Seattle’s most prestigious clients; creating for VIPs, dignitaries and royalty.
All of our guild members donate their time and expertise because of their dedication to Seattle Children's.
At the 2017 Seattle Children's Guild Association Annual Meeting, the members of our guild were honored for our 40 successful years hosting the Seattle Festival of Trees. Also, one of our members, Dottie Greenwood (pictured center in the photo at right) was honored for her dedication and contributions to Children's with the Anna Clise Award.
If you live in the Puget Sound area and would love to design and/or decorate unique Christmas trees and other holiday items. Contact Us if you are interested in joining our guild.
Linda Crothers, Secretary
Robbi DeVries, Gala Co-Chair
Dottie Greenwood, Vice President
Seth Levin, Gala Co-Chair
Jackie Moore, Treasurer
Loretta Story, President
Rosemary Weimer, Celebration Chair
Autism Center Guild
The Autism Center Guild formed in 2009 to support the opening of the Seattle Children's Autism Center. The guild is the primary fundraising entity for the center, and is in the top 25 fundraising guilds for Seattle Children's.
Guild members include parents of children with autism, caregivers, therapists, friends, family and other community members of those affected by autism. We are committed to The Autism Center's autism awareness, community outreach, supporting our community members and raising funds for the many programs at The Autism Center.
Dr. David Fisher
Lisa Iland Hilbert, President
Julie O'Brien, Gala Co-Chair
Anna M. Olson
Lonnie Pacelli, Treasurer
Patty Pacelli, Secretary
Susan Steckler, Vice President
Seattle Children's Autism Center
The Seattle Children’s Autism Center has become a national model for providing comprehensive, family-centered care. In keeping with Seattle Children’s vision to be the best pediatric hospital, the Autism Center is working to provide the very best care for children with autism.
Seattle Children’s Autism Center provides assessment, diagnosis, medication evaluation and management, and a variety of therapies for children with autism spectrum disorders as well as support and education for their families. They offer a range of medical and mental health services for babies, children and young adults.
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle Children’s Hospital is a pediatric center located in Seattle, Washington. Ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report and Child magazines, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric referral center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. The hospital provides excellent patient care with compassion and respect and also conducts cutting-edge pediatric research. In addition, the hospital serves as a respected educational resource for parents and healthcare professionals alike.
Since 1907 Seattle Children's mission has encompassed excellent pediatric patient care, education, research and child advocacy with a commitment to provide care for children regardless of the family's ability to pay.The hospital believes all children have unique needs and should grow up without illness and injury. With the support of the community and through the spirit of inquiry, Seattle Children's will prevent, treat and vigorously attempt to eliminate pediatric disease.
Where Does the Money Go?
Proceeds from the Festival of Trees benefit uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s, which provides quality medical care to children in the Northwest. Thanks to the continued generosity of our sponsors and community supporters, the hospital is able to continue this worthy mission.
How can I help?
For over 100 years, thousands of people just like you have supported Children’s with gifts of time, talent and financial support. See Seattle Children's web site for more ways to help