Art for Autism 2016: An Overview by Alex. Chehab

Art for Autism (AFA) 2016, our infamous Gala, Dinner and Dance took place Saturday, October 1st at the beautiful Sheraton in Downtown Seattle.  With stunning views of the Sound and the Seattle skyline, it was a magnificent setting to celebrate and support NBA’s work, cause, and mission. Our theme this year, “Glitz, Glamour and Gatsby”, was enjoyed by many- from pearls to fur, and everything in between, the outfits were stunning, and the evening dazzling!

A huge thank you to all our fantastic committee members who worked hard to make Art for Autism 2016 the best auction yet!  From our Co-Chairs: Tracey Newsome and Alexandra Chehab, to our Procurement Team: Alex. Chehab, Tracey Newsome and Teresa Mundel; Décor Team: Sonia Pamboukas and Debbie Green, our Volunteer Leads: Jay and Deanna Neher, our Creative Production Team: Julie Guy, to our Support Team: Lindsay Kienzle, Mahwish Ahmad, Paul Rusyn, Annuska Perkins, Phil Abbess, Jo James, Natalia Bynum, Amanda George-Ray, Garyfalia Pamer, Vandita and Sagarika Samavedi. THANK YOU! We also wish to thank all of our student volunteers, who delighted us with their music, wit, on-stage presence during the Live Auction, and all other tasks completed. THANK YOU! Last, but not least, a very shout-out of thanks to all of you who volunteered the day and evening of our event. THANK YOU!

This event would not have been possible without the abounding generosity of our wonderful Sponsors and Donors. Thanks to you, we were able to raise: $103000. The funds will allow us to offer scholarships, as well as make program enhancements, and purchase much needed curriculum.


Should you have any questions, please contact Development Coordinator, Alex. Chehab, at or call 425-822-6442, extension 109.




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