Honoring local do-gooders like the Bartell family at a “Denim to Diamonds” downtown bash.

With the New Year—and the political climate increasingly disconcerting—there seems no better time to celebrate those among us who make do-gooding missions a regular practice. In 1996, The Seattle Hotel Association created the “Evening of Hope” gala to showcase those who make a difference in the community. Over the past 19 years, proceeds (totaling more than $5.6 million) have benefited dozens of local charities by leveraging the collective strength of 58 downtown member hotels.

Meet top Seattle chefs & fellow Seattleites who are passionate about seafood and our oceans.

Taste amazing seafood prepared by chefs and leaders in the local sustainability movement including Roy Breiman of Cedarbrook Lodge, Jason Wilson of Crush and Miller’s Guild, Seth Caswell from the Dunbar Room and Hotel Sorrento, and Betsy Davidson from Seattle Aquarium.