Please join us at our upcoming "A Slice of the Good Life" Gala on


Please join us at our upcoming "A Slice of the Good Life" Gala on
Please join us at our upcoming "A Slice of the Good Life" Gala
on SATURDAY, SEPT 6 at the WA Center for the Performing Arts.
ORDER TICKETS TODAY at: Doors open at
5:30pm for the VIP portion of the event and General Admission starts at
7:00pm. Tickets from $15 - $150.
We are incredibly excited about the Gayla. It is a night filled with fun activities:
- ViCCI MARTINEZ made famous working with Cee Lo Green on NBC's the VOICE uses her
gorgeous voice to sing her own heartfelt and honest songs via nods to soulful folk and classic rock
with an immortal R&B groove beneath everything. (See video below)
- The ever hysterical RIGHTEOUS MOTHERS with their social commentary, quirky humor and
amazingly intricate close harmonies and witty theatrics. (See video below)
- We have a SILENT AUCTION we are blown away by. It includes a condo in Mexico, a day sailing
trip, gourmet meals in people's homes, dinners with dignitaries, yard work with every power tool
imaginable and lots more.
- A YOUTH ART SHOW from local youth including many Pizza Klatch participants
- A VIP RECEPTION catered by Phoebe’s Pastry Cafe, Gran Vin and Gravity with music,
speakers, fabulous schmoozing and the best seats in the house for the show.
- The PANOWICZ JEWELRY BALLOON POP with prizes worth up to $1500 in jewelry from
Panowicz and CD’s from the Righteous Mothers and Vicci Martinez.
- An ADVICE BOOTH staffed by PIZZA KLATCH YOUTH (ask any question you want answered
by teens. They’re the pros.)
Pizza Klatch provides weekly lunchtime support groups in our local schools for Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, Transgender and Queer youth (LGBTQ) and allies to prevent teen suicide, reduce
bullying and keep youth in school. We started with 2 schools and 20 students and now serve
approximately 240 youth weekly at 9 high schools.
Student survey responses show that these support groups directly improve their well-being,
empowering the youth to stand up against injustice while strengthening a sense of community in
the schools, thus enhancing their desire to stay and graduate. A few quotes from students:
“Pizza Klatch brings me hope for the future.”
“Pizza Klatch is very accepting. They love you for who you are, and it’s a safe,
happy place to be.”
“I go to Pizza Klatch because it is one of the few places I don’t feel scared to say
exactly how I feel. I won’t be judged. And I know that no one will be scared of
Principals, parents, counselors and students have been eager to get Pizza Klatch in their schools,
so we are working to raise money in order to expand our services to include middle schools and
schools outside of Thurston County. We are funded by individual donors, as well as state and
private grants with some help from corporations and small businesses, and we are planning our
first large gala-style fundraiser in the fall
Vicci Martinez: (Come Along)
Righteous Mothers: (Old Fat Naked Women for
Main Sponsors: WA State Federation of State Employees Local 443
South Puget Sound Community College