An exciting evening of


BUILDING leaders.


2019 Hamilton Scholars’

Empower Now Celebration & Gala


Join us for an evening of celebration of our 2018 Scholars at Alexander Hamilton Scholars’ largest annual fundraiser. Enjoy a fun and elegant time socializing with fellow guests and our amazing Scholars, eating a fabulous dinner, scooping up the best sweets during our crowd-favorite Dessert Dash, and participating in a live auction. You'll also have the chance to purchase Golden Tickets (if your ticket is drawn, you'll win your choice of any live auction items before the bidding starts!) and the opportunity to support AHS with a "Raise Your Paddle" donation. 


5:30 PM | Doors Open, Empower Hour

6:30 PM | Gourmet Dinner, Keynote Speaker: 2010 Hamilton Scholar Caleb Bradford

7:30 PM | Live Auction, Dessert Dash

8:30 PM | Closing Remarks


This culminating event of Seattle Leader Week follows a week of goal establishment and preparation for Hamilton Scholars’ transition to college and beyond. You will have the opportunity to hear how the Year 1 College Readiness experience has impacted each Scholar and learn about their ambitious goals.

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Attire, Parking, & More

Come dressed to impress—we recommend cocktail attire! We would love to see your best Gatsby-inspired looks—think Art Deco and Roaring 20s!

The evening will be held in the Spanish Ballroom in the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. There are valet and self-parking options. We have ticket packages with included parking. See below for more information.


Book your Stay at the Fairmont

Guests of our gala can save 20% on their overnight stay at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel by following this link or by calling 206-621-1700 and referencing the Alexander Hamilton Scholars room block. Deluxe Rooms are currently available starting at the reduced rate of $329.00 (exclusive of tax).


Who are we celebrating?

The best and brightest of rising college freshman—our 2018 Hamilton Scholars!


Keynote Speaker

Come listen to our Keynote Speaker, Caleb Bradford, a 2010 Hamilton Scholar. Hear Caleb’s journey from Alabama to an engineering degree from Princeton, working for NASA, and two Master’s degrees from Harvard!


Interested in sponsoring?

There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, please contact:

Carolyn Cox

Gala Chair, Alexander Hamilton Scholars