20th Annual

Virtual Fundraising Breakfast

February 9, 2022 | 7:30 AM

Platinum Sponsor:

The Grocott Family

There is no better way to start your morning than celebrating and supporting your friends and neighbors.

it’s time to rise up! for mercer island youth & family services.

Master of Ceremonies

Steve Bunin

King 5 Anchor & MIHS Alum

Keynote speaker

Risley lesko

Keynote speaker

Walter bailey 


Our Island’s families, businesses and nonprofit organizations are hurting. The COVID 19 pandemic will have lasting effects on our community for decades to come. Significant budget cuts, significantly limited Thrift Shop hours, reduced staff, and countless other challenges mean that our community must rally together. It’s time to Rise Up! for MIYFS. Mercer Island Youth and Family Services is our island’s sole, full-service social and human services provider. The MIYFS safety net assists those experiencing a crisis, as well as cultivates strength and resilience in our community. Only through the help of MIYFS’ largest fundraiser of the year can we ensure we have the resources we need to keep up with the rising demand for services.

shop local to support miyfs

Wednesday, february 9th

On the day of the breakfast, every islander will have the opportunity to support Youth & Family Services by shopping and dining local. The following Island businesses will be donating 20% of their proceeds. Please plan to shop, dine and support one or all businesses and thank the business owners for their partnership! 


The Boutique Lounge

Island Books

Terra Bella


Barrels Wine bar

L'Experience Paris



Sano Cafe


Au Courant Salon & The DEN

impact fitness + Training

Mercer Island Auto Spa

Studio 904


Thank you to our sponsors

Gold Sponsors:

Emmanuel Church

Lissa & bob mcdowell

Ellen & John Gordon Hill

The kris family

sarah & bob lesko

The mercer

Macrae Foundation

Silver Sponsors:

Melissa Boucher real estate

Alyson & Justin Burks

Debbi & Jay Gillotti

Pam & Todd Hinnen

Michele & Cameron Janes

Julie King-Hately at King Insurance


Greg Rosenwald, Real estate


Bronze Sponsors:

Banner Bank

JCR Development

Sarah Ford, Coldwell Banker Bain

Erin & Peter Krawiec

Mercer Island Presbyterian Church

Mercer Island Pediatrics

Robin Moore & Ron Guerra

Molly & Allen nielson


Laura & Stephen Oberto

Recoop spa

Sano Cafe

Vivian & jim schwab


Traction Advising

Susan Wagner & Don DeSalvo

Copper Sponsors:

Dawn Bova, DMD

Fuel Talent

Julia & Arvid Hokanson

Island Books

Olivia & Jeff Lippens

Becky & Dave McKanna

Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce


The Ragen Group at baird

Christy Shiers, Coldwell Banker Bain

Helix Sport & Spine

Carrie York, DDS

Washington Trust Bank

Friends of MIYFS:

Holland Law Group

Winterbauer & Diamond


KMIH 88.9 The Bridge

Mercer island Historical Society


Q: Do I have to register to watch the online event?
Registering allows you to receive updates about the event, and stay informed about any changes. No donation is required for event registration. Technically you don’t have to register to watch the event, but it’s highly recommended! Register now!

Q: How do I access the event?
Join us online. A “View Program” link will be posted on the MIFYS breakfast website, breakfast.miyfs.org, a few days before the event. It’s as simple as that. Click on the “View Program” link on the morning of the event and share the morning celebrating and supporting your friends and neighbors.

Q: What is the minimum suggested donation for the RiseUp! Virtual Fundraising Breakfast?
Each guest is encouraged to donate a minimum suggested $250/person to MIYFS Foundation. However, please give at the level that feels right to you. Significant city budget cuts, significantly limited Thrift Store hours, reduced staff and countless other challenges mean that our community must rally together for Mercer Island Youth and Family Services.

Q: Is this a family-friendly program? Can anyone watch?
Yes! This is your chance. ANYONE AND EVERYONE should tune in. It’s a chance to learn about MIYFS, what’s happening on our island, and support with sorely needed funds if you’re moved to do so.

Q: Can I submit my donation early?
Absolutely, in addition to registering for the event, you can donate online at www.miyfs.org/donate.

Q: This is great, but I still have more questions!
Contact MIYFS Foundation Development Manager,
Demesha Young at dyoung@miyfsfoundation.org.

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