CFD Masquerade Ball Charity Gala at Capitol Oct. 22

CFD Masquerade Ball Charity Gala at Capitol Oct. 22


Secretary Wyman and others at the 2015 CFD Masquerade Ball. (Photo courtesy CFD)

If you like dressing in gala gowns and tuxedos, wearing masks reminiscent of medieval masquerade balls, dancing the night away in the Washington’s Capitol Building, casino game time, art exhibits, silent auctions and beer and wine, then you definitely want to be at the 5th Annual Combined Fund Drive Masquerade Ball Charity Gala.

The Washington State Combined Fund Drive (CFD) is hosting its annual event in Olympia Saturday, Oct. 22, from 7 to 11 p.m.

“The CFD Masquerade Ball has it all,” says Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman. “Who doesn’t want to dance the night away in the State Capitol? Every floor in the building will have exhibits and entertainment. Hors d’oeuvres are being served by top chefs in our state. It’s truly a very fun event, and the best thing about it is that all proceeds go to charities.”

The CFD is Washington state employees’ charitable giving program and benefits more than 2,900 charities not only on the local level, but also statewide, nationally and globally. Employees, both active and retired, may choose to donate to their designated charities through payroll deduction, either as a one-time gift or on a monthly basis.

“The CFD charitable giving program in Washington is one of the best in the country,” Wyman said. Since 1984, more than $110 million has been raised for charities through the CFD.

“This will be a night to remember,” Wyman added. “Each year our event grows in attendance and activities. This is shaping up to be the best one yet.”

The program is partnering with volunteers in Spokane to bring the ball to the eastern side of the state. The inaugural Spokane Masquerade Ball Charity Gala is Saturday, Oct. 29, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Lincoln Center in Spokane.

Both events are open to the public and tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple in advance. If purchasing at the door, tickets are $65 per person.

For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.

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