Over 175 people, more than ever before, attended the Mona Foundation's Seattle Gala on October 20th. Guests arrived at the Seattle World Trade Center beginning at three on the sunny Sunday afternoon.
Rainn Wilson, longtime friend and board member of the Mona Foundation has served as emcee for the annual event every year. Caring deeply about educating girls and visiting many of the project sites, Rainn does whatever he can to support the Mona foundation.
This year, Rainn arrived at the Gala with friends Win Butler and Régine Chassagne of Arcade Fire, in tow. The duo stopped by to give attendees a private performance before heading to their show at Key Arena. Rainn Wilson played the drums while Win strummed his guitar and Régine serenaded everyone in the room.
Rainn first met Winn and Régine in Haiti, where Régine has family roots and the group visits often. Watch Régine’s interview with CBC, Montreal to learn more. Mona supports New Horizon, Zunuzi School, and Georges Marcellus projects in Haiti.
“The number one way to reduce poverty is education and the most effective means is grassroots,” Wilson said.
“There aren’t other foundations like this,” he added. “I have visited these schools and they’re exceptional.”
The Mona Foundation supports grassroots educational initiatives that provide education to all children, increase opportunities for women and girls and emphasize service to the community. Mona Foundation has granted more than $10 million to 35 projects in 18 countries, supporting the education of 246,000 students, teachers and parents annually, since it was founded in 1999.
To learn more visit www.monafoundation.org, or call us at 425.743.4550.