A little rain in the forecast does not sway supporters of The ISAAC Foundation!  A dark Friday night didn’t stop 300+ guests from attending the foundation’s 8th Annual Auction in support of autism spectrum disorders on Friday, February 12, 2016.  A new venue, a timely theme and a connection to cause welcomed guests as they arrived at Center Place off Mirabeau Parkway in the Spokane Valley.

Dozens of young women with the Alpha Xi Delta sorority welcomed supporters of The ISAAC Foundation as guests completed registration.  Why the bevy of sorority sisters? Foundation founder and director Holly Lytle is an alumnus of the sorority at Eastern Washington University.  Sorority sisters were more than happy to volunteer on a Friday evening to “Fight We Will”, playing on the event’s Star Wars theme.

Guests had the opportunity to taste libations from a variety of local wineries and breweries as they perused three tables of silent auction items.  Dinner for ticketed guests was buffet in nature; guests at sponsored tables were served fresh from the kitchen plated meals featuring a special menu.

Post dinner, KHQ News Anchor Kalae Chock welcomed guests to settle in and enjoy the evening’s program. Holly Lytle introduced Haley Baker with the Weighted Lap Pad Program; The ISAAC Foundation provides grants to families and individuals who need financial assistance in purchasing a lap pad for their child.  At the conclusion of the program, a myriad of desserts were auctioned off to the highest table bids.  The evening concluded with the announcement of the Heads or Tails 50/50 game winner, the live auction, and the winning key was unveiled to “Unlock the Box”.

The ISAAC Foundation is a grass-roots 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Spokane, Washington.  The foundation’s mission is to enhance the lives of its region’s autism community through educational, emotional and financial support programs so that individuals with autism and their families are given the tools needed to be active, secure and engaged members of our community.

With the leadership of passionate staff and board members, and dedicated community partners, The ISAAC Foundation currently supports the educational, emotional, therapeutic needs of thousands of individuals and families in the Inland Northwest.