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Act Two Guild Fundraising and Fashion Event to be a Royal AffairThird Annual Silhouettes of Style to benefit Tateuchi Center
Linda Bonomi, Tateuchi Center
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BELLEVUE, Wash. (March 10, 2011)—Tateuchi Center's Act Two Guild announces today that its signature event, Silhouettes of Style—A Royal Affair, will be held Friday, April 29, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Westin Bellevue, with special emcee, Molly Shen of KOMO 4 News.
The women of the Act Two Guild present their annual spring luncheon and fashion show to raise funds and community awareness to support Tateuchi Center, a world-class performing arts center featuring a 2,000-seat Concert Hall and 250-seat Cabaret, targeted to open in 2014 in downtown Bellevue.
A Royal Affair, this year's theme, is named in honor of the Royal wedding of Prince William and Ms. Kate Middleton, occurring on the same day. The Bellevue Collection, Presenting Sponsor of Silhouettes of Style, promises a first look at top fashions of the season, including a special runway segment that pays homage to Ms. Middleton's personal style.
"It was by complete chance that the date we scheduled for our third annual event is now the date for the upcoming royal wedding," notes Event Chair Michele Phillips-Baransky. "The wedding day of the future King of England and his Princess offers us an elegant backdrop to bring women together to enjoy fashion, raise money for Tateuchi Center, and celebrate. It will be an affair to remember."
The Bellevue Collection is orchestrating the show in conjunction with its Spring Style Event. "As a nod to this auspicious occasion, we are delighted to add some exciting new segments to the Royal Affair runway show to benefit Tateuchi Center," said Jennifer Leavitt, vice president/marketing, The Bellevue Collection. "Silhouettes of Style is the highlight of the spring season for us and our only runway presentation, so it is very special—and this year it will celebrate the fashion savvy and effortless elegance of Ms. Middleton."
"We are so pleased to once again have the support of The Bellevue Collection," says Kim Hardwick, president, Act Two Guild. "Our sponsors, who also include Aegis Living of Bellevue and Bob's Heating and Air Conditioning, are forward-thinking local businesses that recognize the many advantages a world-class cultural facility like Tateuchi Center will offer to our community and the Eastside. We are incredibly grateful."
Adding to the excitement is a new contest by 425 Magazine—Win the Royal Treatment from 425 Magazine. Enter to win a complete package that includes two tickets to Silhouettes of Style—A Royal Affair, Spa Treatment for two from Truce Spa, a one night getaway at The Westin Bellevue, a $150 gift certificate from The Bellevue Collection, and a one-year subscription to 425 Magazine. To learn the details, and to enter to win, visit www.425magazine.com.
Officers of the Act Two Guild, in addition to Hardwick, are: Michele Phillips-Baransky, vice president, of Kirkland; Carol Loya, treasurer, of Kirkland; and Lizabeth Morrow-Nold, secretary, of Woodinville.
Reservations are now available for $125 for individual reservations or $1,250 for a table for ten. All proceeds benefit the $160 million Tateuchi Center Campaign.
Funds will be raised through sponsorships, table and ticket sales, and a special Fund-A-Need "ask" to benefit Tateuchi Center. If you would like to be involved please contact Christina Greene, development associate for guilds and special events, for more information at 425.462.0099, email@example.com or visit www.acttwoguild.org.
About The Act Two Guild
Tateuchi Center Guilds promote the mission of the Center through their outreach activities and fundraising events to build strong relationships in the community served. Composed of nearly 29 women the Act Two Guild is brought together by their belief that the arts play an important role in developing healthy, vibrant communities. The Guild members work not only for themselves, but for all Eastside families who will share in the many benefits of having a world-class performing arts center for decades to come.
About Tateuchi Center
The new identity of Tateuchi Center, formerly known as PACE, celebrates a $25 million grant from the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation, one of the largest gifts ever given to a cultural organization in the Pacific Northwest. Poised to become one of the premier performing arts venues in the Pacific Northwest and the first of its kind in the burgeoning area across Lake Washington from Seattle known throughout the region as "the Eastside," Tateuchi Center is committed to the power of the Arts in human lives. In its 2,000-seat Concert Hall and 250-seat Cabaret, the Center will present artistic, cultural, educational, and entertainment experiences of the highest quality—great performances that reflect the diverse interests and honor the cultures and customs of its neighbors. It will expand arts education opportunities, provide a performance home for select regional arts organizations, promote the interests of working artists, engage and develop new audiences, encourage participation in the arts, contribute to the economic vitality of the region, and serve as a cultural center for Eastside residents. Tateuchi Center will be located in downtown Bellevue on the corner of NE 10th Street and 106th Avenue NE. The Tateuchi Center Campaign, comprising a $150 million capital goal and a $10 million endowment goal, has raised $60M to date, and Groundbreaking is targeted for fall 2012, with Grand Opening targeted for 2014.