Join Us!

The Summer(ish) Soiree is our annual fund-, friend-, and fun-raiser as we work to make our mission possible. Raffle, auction & entertainment!

Saturday, September 23, 2023
Marshall Park
Vancouver, Washington

You’re invited to the 2023 Summer(ish) Soiree! Please join us on September 23 for our annual fund-, friend-, & fun-raiser: the Summer(ish) Soiree! This year we are hosting it at Marshall Park in Vancouver, Washington, site of the biggest inclusive playground we have built to date.

Join us to celebrate with friends and make some new ones! We’ll enjoy our program during dinner, prepared by our friends at The Hive Catering Co. among beautiful floral arrangements provided by Belle Flower Farm. You’ll hear from Chief Play Officer G Cody QJ Goldberg about the Marshall Park project and have the chance to bid on our amazing live auction. This year, we have items up for grabs like a TedX Package and two Alaska Airline tickets to anywhere. Take home a bottle of wine from our wine wall and deck yourself out in Inclusion is Dope merchandise – with all proceeds going directly back to our mission. We are happy to provide a hosted bar courtesy of our drinks sponsors New Deal Distillery and more. Stick around for a dance party after the program, with music by DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid.

This event is for all ages and will be ASL interpreted. Special thank you to Luxury Restroom Trailers by Privy Chambers for providing ADA Accessible restrooms.


An incredible auction includes overnight stays, experiences, & amazing items. Inspiring storytelling, dinner, drinks, dancing + the biggest disco ball you’ve ever seen!

Keynote Speaker:
Kevin Carroll Katalyst

Musical Performances:
Kris Deelane and The Hurt

Eats n’ Drinks:
Dinner and plenty to drink courtesy of
Stormbreaker Brewing + Ecliptic Brewing + Deschutes Brewery + Browne Family Vineyards + New Deal Distillery + Crater Lake Spirits

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email

We have many generous matches available that will help your dollar go even further.

The W Glen Boyd Charitable Trust is matching ALL donations including silent auction, raffle, and cash gifts up to $50,000.

The Kuni Foundation will be matching all gifts to Marshall Park up to $50,000.

The Harper’s Playground Board of Directors will be matching the first $1,000 cash donations up to $17,000.

We hope you’ll take advantage of these matching opportunities and double your donation and your impact to Harper’s Playground!  

Thank you to Our Sponsors

Everything you need to know!

What is this all about?

Simply put, we know that play is vital to EVERYONE. So, we build playgrounds where everybody can play, together!

With a mission to inspire vital communities by creating innovative playgrounds for people of all abilities, the Soiree is our annual fund-, friend-, and fun-raiser as we work to make this mission possible. And this year we are going virtual.

Do I need to buy tickets?

This year, you do not have to buy tickets. Just visit the event page anytime between October 1-8 to join in on the fun!

How do I bid on in the silent auction?

Simply visit the silent auction page and enter your information to set up an account and start bidding! The auction page will open October 1.

How will I receive the items I win?

Depending on the item, you can either pick it up or we can deliver or mail. If you win a vacation, we will send you all the information you need to redeem.

When does the auction open and close?

The silent auction will open on October 1 at 9am and close on October 8 at 8pm. Winners will be notified after auction closes.

Can I just give a donation?

Yes! We are accepting cash donations. You can also choose to make a direct donation to the construction of the newest inclusive playground Marshall Park.

How much of my donation is tax deductible?

100% of your cash donation is tax deductible. If you win an auction package, the total amount bid minus the fair market value of the item is tax deductible. We will send you a receipt.

What if I have more questions that you didn’t cover?

Reach out!

Lindsey Goodwick | Development Manager

G Cody QJ Goldberg, | Executive Director / Harper & Lennon’s Dad | 503-730-5445