Splash! is going virtual!

The Seattle Aquarium, Splash!2020 Honorary Chairs Ellen and Tom Gonser and Event Chairs Michael Guidon and Michael Trzupek invite you to join us for virtual Splash! on September 25, starting at 7pm. The virtual auction is open now!

Date: Friday, September 25, 2020

Time: 7–7:30pm   

Waiting room opens at 6:30pm

The Seattle Aquarium needs your support as we navigate what has been one of the most challenging times in the history of our organization. If you can’t attend, please consider making a donation.

The Splash!2020​ virtual gala is an online fundraiser supporting the Seattle Aquarium’s Resilience Fund. A thriving, vibrant Seattle Aquarium is a key part of our city’s identity and, even though we’ve reopened our doors to the public—at 15% of our capacity—the Aquarium faces a critical shortfall in 2020. Additional financial support is urgent to ensure we can make it through the pandemic and resume providing our full service to the community.

Your purchases and donations at Splash!2020 will help continue the Aquarium’s important work of caring for our animals, supporting our staff, advancing science-based policies to protect marine wildlife, and educating the next generation of ocean conservationists.

Questions? Check out our FAQ.

Thank you for joining us in Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment!

For additional information or questions, email splashgala@seattleaquarium.org.



Gala committee

Honorary chairs

Ellen and Tom Gonser


Michael Guidon, Goldman Sachs
Michael Trzupek, Caliber Co


Jean Brosell, Seattle Housing Authority
Eddie Chang, Realogics Sotheby's International Realty
Terren Drake, PACCAR
Janet Haberbush, Windermere Real Estate
Nathan Rauschenberg, Seattle Seahawks
Carla Wigen, Laird Norton Wealth Management


Please join us in thanking these sponsors for their generous support.

Presenting sponsors

Alaska Airlines


Union Bank



Gold sponsors

D.A. Davidson


Sound Community Bank


Wells Fargo



Silver sponsors


Lease Crutcher Lewis

Turner Construction Company


Bronze sponsors



Fox Rothschild, LLP

K&L Gates LLP


LMN Architects

MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions


Pedersen's Event Rentals

Premera Blue Cross

PURE Insurance

Seattle Mariners

SSA Marine

Washington Trust Bank


Supporting sponsors


Ben Bridge Jewelers

Beneficial State Bank



Sponsorship opportunities

Contact Philanthropy & Campaign Coordinator Christopher Worley at c.worley@seattleaquarium.org or (206) 693-6249.