A gala for Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

Catalyst 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Doors open at 6:00pm
Dinner by El Gaucho

Fremont Studios 
155 N. 35th Street, Seattle, WA 98103
Map and directions

Valet parking included
Business attire

Love First

As the numbers of homeless in King County are rising, we continue to hear the stories of men, women, and children who are struggling to transform their lives in this city.

We know them by name. Men and women struggling with addiction and kids at risk of hunger and at times even violence have stories to tell that go deeper than any statistic can.

But a community powered by Christ's relentless redeeming love searches for those in the darkest places. With embracing arms we offer a path to discover fullness of life as they take their courageous first steps into freedom. We, together, can showcase love on such an impactful level that all will take notice. We can love first.

Responding with relentless redeeming love

We invite you to join us for our 8th Annual Catalyst dinner and auction! This unique Seattle event offers you a transforming experience surrounded by a passionate community willing to help others in transformational love.

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Join auctioneer John Curley, former Seahawks player Jordan Babineaux, and other Seattle community leaders for an opportunity to change lives. Come for a fun-filled evening with inspirational stories you won’t forget.

We choose to face the rising challenges with love. Won't you join us?

Watch video

Guests share their memorable moments at Catalyst

"The food was great, but the reason we're here is these people and to hear in their own words how their lives have been impacted — it is incredibly powerful," says Q13's Brandi Kruse.


Become a sponsor

Host a table

Invite 10 friends or colleagues as your guests at the Catalyst dinner gala and auction for $2,500. To host a table at this event, download our Sponsorship Commitment Form and email completed form to

Donate auction items

Do you have an item or experience that you would like to donate for Catalyst? We’re looking for unique destinations and one-of-kind experiences for our live auction. To learn more, get in touch with Jen — 425.359.9809 or


We're looking for energetic volunteers to help with event set-up, social media, photography, clean-up, and more! For more information, get in touch with our Volunteer Department — 206.723.0767 or


Do you have questions about Catalyst 2017? Get in touch with Jen Motes — 425.359.9809 or