March 2015 Newsletter

SPF Helps Raise Funds for Pipes and Drums Band

On March 7th, the Seattle Police Department Pipes & Drums band, in conjunction with the Seattle Police Foundation, held its Second Annual Auction and Dinner. This event was a great opportunity to honor a group of officers who give their own time to practice and play together at events all throughout the city. Of course, their primary role is to pay respects to officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

The night’s event featured a reception, allowing the department and members of the community to interact, engage, and celebrate this important band. The evening’s event included a performance by The National Drum Band as well individual and group performances from the Pipes & Drums band themselves.

There were a wide variety of auction items to raise money for the band including a ride with SPD Harbor Patrol, dinner with the chief, and an opportunity to have a private performance with Pipes & Drums. In total, the evening raised $40,000.

SPD Pipes & Drums band was founded in 2011 after the tragic death of Officer Timothy Brenton who gave his life in the line of duty. Today, generous giving on behalf of members of the community allow Pipes & Drums to not just play at events in Seattle, but all over the world. This past year, Pipes & Drums had the opportunity to travel and perform in Ireland, and this year will be bringing their music and community outreach to Boston.

April is National Volunteer Month

This April is National Volunteer Month and we at the Seattle Police Foundation want to take the time to recognize all of those people in our community who help us achieve our mission of creating a world class department and strong community partnerships. Events like Breakfast with the Chief, Precinct Picnics, and Holiday Luncheons would not be possible without the help and support of these dedicated volunteers. Please join us and thank those below, and the many others, who help make SPF what it is today.

Kim Anderson

Bob Hanke

Ray Parmley

Elena Azhgirei

Mac Heric

Darren Pilon

Gabrielle Benzschawel

Jacob Heric

Josh Ramsdell

Nate Blaschka

Grace Heric

Cyprus Richardson

Peter Boston

Patricia Howard

Sean Rita

Kayla Bunderson

Vickie Huff

Ryan Rivera

Onya Canmore

Ryan Kemper

Bob Robey

Howard Cohen

Shari Koolistra

Pat Robey

Owen Crandall

Kim Kubie

Jeaneette Roden

Mellissa Deveney

Darrin Lange

Joey Singer

Noelle Donahue

Julie Lange

Tamra Smilanch

Brenda Donner

Andrew Lion

Noah Smith

Douglas Early

Christina Llano

Gabrielle Swe

Sina Ebinger

Rebecca Llano

Noreen Tanaka

Jeff Evans

Lynette Lock

Terryl Torrey

Ken Fagan

Carrie McNally

Shoko Toyama

Alan Forney

Michelle McRae

Nanette Toyoshima

Justin Fortner

Jane Mensoff

Elisabeth Vasquez

Issac Fuchs

Troy Meyers

David Wallace

Taran Gorman

Maria Ortiz

Paula Wesson

Cindy Grandard

Abel Pacheco

Jeanne Wicklund

Keenen Haack

Keandrae Palmer

Sophia Zilliak