Virtual Fundraising Breakfast
February 10, 2021 | 7:30 AM
Thank you to everyone who attended our 19th Annual Mercer Island Youth & Family Services Foundation “Rise Up!” Breakfast. With over 50 local sponsors and over 1,000 virtual attendees, we raised $471,000 and counting! We are grateful to the community as contributors, speakers, sponsors and attendees. None of this would be possible without you.
Donate to MIYFS Foundation anytime at miyfs.org/donate
All $500 breakfast donations will be matched!
To send your donation by check, please mail it to MIYFS Foundation: 2040 84th Avenue SE Mercer Island, WA 98040
Barrels Wine Bar
There is no better way to start your morning than celebrating and supporting your friends and neighbors.
while covid restrictions will not allow us to gather in person – it’s time to rise up! for mercer island youth & family services.
Master of Ceremonies
Actor/Comedian & MIHS Alum
MIHS Security Liason
KUOW Radio Host
3 ways you can help
REGISTER FOR THE VIRTUAL BREAKFAST TODAY
Buy and wear our Rise up! mask for just $10
For sale at Au Courant/The Den, Cascade Frames, Island Books, Island Treats, Studio 904 and Terra Bella.
Show your support on social media with #riseupmiyfs
See who’s coming
Roll out of bed, stay cozy in your pajamas — and join us for our online (virtual) fundraising breakfast! Check out some of your friends and neighbors who also will be there!
Thank you to our sponsors
Barrels Wine Bar
Ellen & John Gordon Hill
The Kris Family
King Insurance & Judy King
The Grocott Family
Alyson & Justin Burks
Julia & Arvid Hokanson
Jim & Vivian Schwab
Greg Rosenwald Real Estate
DR. Gautam & Mina Velamoor
Todd & Pam Hinnen
Melissa Boucher, Real Estate Windermere
Mercer Island Pediatrics
The Sirianni Group
BridgeNW group – Christy Shiers and Dan Riley
Orthodontics Associates of Mercer Island
David J Weed DDS, MSD Orthodontics
Becky & Dave McKanna
Erin & Peter Krawiec
Debbi & Jay Gillotti
Dr. Kyle Garton & Dr. Rachel Garton
The Boutique Lounge
Barb Potashnick & Al Smith
Molly & Allen Nielson
Sarah Ford, Coldwell Banker Bain
Carrie York, DDS
Fred & Monica Burnside
Robin Moore & Ron Guerra
Azose Commercial Properties, Inc.
Katie Penny Shea, Coldwell Banker Bain
Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce
The Ragen Group
House of Posie, Jessika Mazure
The Cuneo Family
Stephen and Laura Oberto
Meara Clark, WorkWithCandor.com
Friends of MIYFS:
Dawn Bova, DDS
The Wood Family
Holland Law Group
Beth & Chris Flume
The Denman Family
Christine Face and Body
Sarah Vaux Real Estate
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: What do I wear to this breakfast event?
PAJAMAS! It’s an unprecedented time, and in unprecedented times, it’s important to be comfortable. Nobody will see you –
your video camera/audio will not be enabled.
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: I really miss seeing my friends and neighbors. How can I connect with my community before/during the virtual breakfast event?
We want to see you — even if we can’t meet in-person! Send photos NOW of you and your friends/neighbors/table guests that will be attending the 2021 MIYFS Rise Up! Virtual Fundraising Breakfast event – and we’ll feature them here on the MIYFS website and through our social media channels! #riseupmiyfs
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: How can my business sponsor this event?
All inquiries may be emailed directly to Cynthia Daste, MIYFS Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Who is planning the 2021 MIYFS Rise Up! Virtual
Some stellar community volunteers! Julia Hokanson, Co-Chair, Becky McKanna, Co-Chair, Erin Azose, Monica Burnside, Paulette Denman, Beth Flume, Kristen French, Pam Hinnen, Jody Kris, Robin Li, Robin Moore, Holly Moraca, Sonal Nyati, Michelle Peyree & Jim Schwab.
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 Coordinator,
Demesha Young at email@example.com.
We are the MIYFS Foundation. We raise funds to support Mercer Island Youth & Family Services so they can provide quality services to all Islanders.
To set up an appointment for counseling or to learn more about available resources, Mercer Island residents can contact the City’s confidential Intake Line at (206) 275-7657.
2040 84th Avenue SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Fax: (206) 275-7890