Literary Lions Gala

Thank you!


Your generous support at the KCLS Foundation's Literary Lions Gala helped us exceed our goal, raising more than $270,000 to support libraries, learning, and literacy.

View additional photos from the event.

Watch our 90-second video to learn more about how your gift can improve the lives of teens in our community.

We're already at work planning next year's event for March 2015.


Interested in participating on the planning committee?

Contact Cindy Sharek

Want more information about Literary Lions Gala or the KCLS Foundation?

Contact Claire Wilkinson

The Literary Lions Gala is generously sponsored by:

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bellevue Endodontic Associates, The Boeing Company, Kari Glover and Thad Alston, K&L Gates, Eric and Kim Moen, Puget Sound Energy, Berta S. Seltzer, Davis Wright Tremaine, Dean Smith and Shari Wetherby, Deloitte, Foss Maritime, Garvey Schubert Barer, HarperCollins, Jeanne Thorsen and Tom Mayer, Pam Martin and Robert Livingston, Resources Global Professionals, Starbucks Coffee Company, Technical Furniture Systems, Terranomics Crossroads Associates, Copiers Northwest, Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson, Lyngsoe Systems, MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions, Midwest Tape, The Miller Hull Group, Partners/West Book Distributing, Thrift Books, URS, Washington Trust, Baker & Taylor Entertainment, OverDrive, Prime Electric, ProQuest, Recorded Books, and Weinstein Architects + Urban Planners.

Matching Pool Sponsors:

Joining the KCLS Foundation in supporting literacy, learning, and libraries, 13 Friends of the Library groups pooled over $18,000 to create a challenge match for guests making donations at the Literary Lions Gala.

The KCLS Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of the following:

  • Bellevue Friends of the Library
  • Friends of the Bothell Library
  • Friends of the Fairwood Library
  • Duvall Friends of the Library
  • Kenmore Library Association
  • Friends of the Library of Kirkland
  • Friends of the Kingsgate Library
  • Friends of the Issaquah Library
  • Friends of the Mercer Island Library
  • Friends of the Richmond Beach Library
  • Friends of the Sammamish Library
  • Friends of the Valley View Library
  • Friends of the Woodinville Library