Kandelia Presents: A Celebration of Cultures

Friday, May 17th, 2024

Celebrate culture and community with Kandelia on Friday, May 17, 2024 at the Renton Pavilion! Our annual gala is a celebration of the vibrant, multicultural immigrant and refugee communities we work with, and an opportunity to raise funds to sustain and grow our programs. Every year our event features food from multiple local Black and Brown and immigrant-owned restaurants, exciting raffle prizes, fun photo opportunities, space to learn about our programs, and more.

Put on your culture’s celebration attire or whatever makes you feel fancy and help us raise funds for our work in the immigrant and refugee community!

Sign up to volunteer at the gala here. Visit our Volunteers page to learn more about volunteering with Kandelia.

If you’re not able to attend the gala but still want to support, you can help us fundraise by creating a Peer to Peer Fundraising Page! All funds raised contribute to our $100,000 gala fundraising goal, and directly impact Kandelia’s work addressing systemic inequities so immigrant and refugee families and communities can flourish. Learn more here!

Sponsorship Opportunity

Is your company interested in sponsoring Kandelia’s annual gala? Learn about the benefits of sponsoring and levels you can sponsor at here!

Thank you to our current sponsors!

Seattle Education Association (SEA)
The Vida Agency
Chandra Wu and Jesse Roberts
Fred Hutch
King County Metro
Southeast Seattle Education Coalition (SESEC)
United Way of King County
Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore
Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation
Harper Consulting Group
Makari Consulting
Umpqua Bank
WA State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA)


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I was 13 years old… English, I knew just the basics like ask somebody’s name. When I was here I had an opportunity to communicate with other people and they push me to speak in English. Now I think that I have 4 years and my English is growing everyday.

Juan Carlos Vasquez

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Seattle, WA 98118
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