Hutch Holiday Gala


Giving Opportunities

Your donation of money, time or an auction item to the Hutch Holiday Gala are all critical components to funding Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's lifesaving research. Learn more about how you can make a difference.

Help the Hutch

The Behnke family has built a tradition of kick-starting research at Fred Hutch. Beginning in 1970 with Sally Skinner Behnke and continuing today with her son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Renée, the family’s generosity continues to save lives and bring new hope to patients facing life-threatening illnesses.

Now these visionary Northwest philanthropists have taken their dedication to this cause to new heights. For the 2014 Hutch Holiday Gala, Carl and Renée have generously offered a $3 million challenge gift to launch the next generation of cancer breakthroughs. This remarkable gift means that all Help the Hutch contributions at the Gala will be doubled, up to $3 million.

As our partners in the Fred Hutch community, we invite you to help multiply the impact of this signature event — and help defeat cancer at its roots — through a Help the Hutch contribution.

Through this challenge we aim to raise over $6 million to propel discoveries from the labs of Fred Hutch to the beside at our treatment arm, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance – offering hope for a cure to patients here in our own backyard, nationally, and around the globe.

Please join us to accelerate cancer cures and honor the Behnke family’s dedication to our community. With your help, Fred Hutch scientists will continue to spark revolutions in cancer care, bringing hope to patients and their families around the world.

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Volunteer Your Time

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the 2014 Hutch Holiday Gala. At this time, all of our volunteer positions for the Gala have been filled. If you are interested in being added to the wait list, please email and you will be contacted by someone if a volunteer space opens. Thank you again for your interest and for supporting Fred Hutch.