2022 Inspiring Journeys Gala

Saturday, November 5th | Fremont Studios
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The Inspiring Journeys Gala is Boyer’s annual semi-formal fundraising dinner and auction. The hallmark of the event is an elegant party, including a cocktail reception, entertainment, silent auctions and an exclusive live auction.

Our guests include community leaders, patrons of Boyer, current and alumni Boyer families, and corporate executives from local and national companies. 

We are honored to announce our 2022 auction co-chairs: Dr. Anat Caspi, Karen Rio and Julie Shin. These three incredible women, through their unique experiences as Boyer alumni parents, are transforming the field through advocacy, philanthropy and education. We are tremendously excited to have them at the helm of this year’s event!

  • Anat Caspi: Founder and Director of the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology at the University of Washington, whose mission is to develop, translate and deploy open source universally accessible technologies, with a focus on benefiting individuals with motor limitations or speech impairment.
  • Julie Shin: Has served on Boyer’s Board of Directors since 2018, as well as the Development Committee & Auction Committee since 2015, and is currently building a college essay consultancy.
  • Karen Rio: Former Boyer Board member and Family Resources Coordinator, and currently works as a Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft.

The Inspiring Journeys Gala has helped improve the lives of countless families since it began in 2002.
Thanks to the tremendous partnership of our guests, sponsors, donors, and volunteers, we have steadfastly upheld our mission of serving all families who need us, regardless of financial circumstances.

We are incredibly proud of the impact we have made over the past 80 years: together we have changed thousands of lives for the better! But there is still more work to be done. Every year, more families seek support for their children. Every year, our community relies more heavily on Boyer’s unique, highly specialized care. Every year, the need grows more urgent. On this special night, we will honor our legacy, and look forward to the bright future. We can’t wait to celebrate this inspiring journey together!