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Please join us for The Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle Luncheon on Thursday, April 27 at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle. This is an opportunity for the community to see the work The Salvation Army is doing in King County, and raise funds to help our neighbors in need.

Mark Wright, News Anchor at KING 5 TV, will emcee the event and will be joined by special guest speaker, Aidan Lang from the Seattle Opera.

Admission to the luncheon is free. We respectfully request that each guest make a minimum donation of $200. Any donation of $500+ will be matched. 

Doors open at 11:00am - Program begins at 12:00pm.

Thank you for being a part of this important event. Your support allows The Salvation Army to continue its life-saving work in the community.

Please let us know you will be joining us by registering here. If you can't make the event and would like to donate online, click here.





Aidan Lang | General Director, Seattle Opera

Aidan Lang was selected as the General Director of the Seattle Opera in 2014 by the Seattle Opera Board of Trustees after a two-year, international search. Mr. Lang previously served as General Director of the New Zealand Opera from 2006-2013, and has also held positions of artistic leadership at operas companies around the world. The Salvation Army has a long history with music, and we are very excited for this new partnership.











The “Arthur S Langlie” Award

The Arthur S. Langlie Award is presented annually to an individual, foundation, or corporation, to recognize visionary leadership and selfless service to others. Established in 2002, the award is a tribute to Arthur S. Langlie and his 40 years of leadership and service to The Salvation Army. Today, his family honors his legacy with an award in his name to acknowledge others for dedication to the community.

We are pleased to announce this year's award recipient:
Donald A. Lockwood

Past Recipients

2016 Phyllis Campbell 2008 The Norcliffe Foundation
2015 Russell Wilson 2007 The Seattle Times, Fund for the Needy
2014 Fred Meyer & QFC 2006 Kathy Holmgren
2013 Bill Helsell 2005 The Windermere Foundation
2012 Trident Seafood 2004 Herb Mead
2011 Jackie & Pierre Gehlen 2003 Lee Stiles
2010 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2002 Jane Langlie
2009 The Aven Foundation    


The “Others” Award

The “Others” Award is The Salvation Army’s highest civilian award in the United States, given to an individual or organization who has demonstrated exceptional community involvement and outstanding service for and on behalf of The Salvation Army.

Past Recipients

2014   Judi Jacobsen & Family 1980   Rev. Dr. Dale E. Turner 
2013   Bartell’s 1978   Dr. Robert H. Williams
2012   David Kraft 1977   Stan & Barbara Boreson
2011   Jean Renny 1976   Jess L. Brohamer
2010   Aerospace Machinists Union Industrial
            District Lodge 751
1975   Mrs. Frances Penrose Owen
1973   James R. Ellis
2008   Art K. Langlie 1972   Harry L. Carr
1995   The Boeing Company 1971   Mrs. Emmy Schmitz Hartman
1994   Jack L. Lind 1970   Dr. Richard E. Fuller
1993   Tom & Dixie Porter 1969   Lawrence M. Arnold
1991   Puget Sound Power & Light;
            Washington Natural Gas
1968   Dr. John Lindberg
1967   F. Richard McAbee
1989   Robert D. Ladd 1966   Royal Brougham
1988   John A. Cherberg 1965   Roscoe C. Torrance
1986   Edward E. Carlson 1964   Boeing Employees Good Neighbors
1985   Seattle Times & its Readers 1963   Harold Shefelmen
1984   Marv Harshman 1962   Wallace H. Campbell
1983   Rabbi Raphael Levine  
1981   William Bain, Sr.  






New this year…a matching gift opportunity!

Thank you to the many individual donors who have committed donations to the Red Kettle Challenge – these donors have pledged gifts to be used as matching funds at The Red Kettle Luncheon.

Together, these donors have created a fund that will be used to match every gift of $500+ donated at the luncheon. With this challenge, many gifts will be immediately doubled – to help more people in our community!

Thank you to the individuals who are funding our Red Kettle Challenge:


Darrell & Chrystal Davis
Jackie Gehlen
Matt Griffin
Jill Hashimoto
Judy Johnson
Scott Phillips
Lee & Sue Stiles


If you would like to join our group of generous donors who are funding the Red Kettle Challenge, please contact Lisa Borders at The Salvation Army




The Salvation Army is a 501 (c)(3) organization. Tax ID # 94-1156347 






Please consider becoming a “table captain” and inviting guests to the Red Kettle Luncheon. There is no charge to be a table captain, only the responsibility of inviting nine other guests (table of ten) who would enjoy hearing about the work of The Salvation Army. All guests can attend for free, but are requested to make a minimum donation of $200 each to The Salvation Army.

All table captains will be recognized in materials at the event. Thank you to the table captains who are committed to attending the Red Kettle Luncheon this year.


Sara Beksinski Dave Miller
Aaron Cahoon Tom Peyree
Willa Conrad Scott Phillips
Mark Gropper Mike Poth
Stace Grund Tim Searing
Bill Kaczaraba Colin Simon
Art Langlie Lee Stiles
Curtis Larson Lisa Wilson
Richard McCabe  


If you would like to join as a table captain, please contact Lisa Borders at The Salvation Army








Sponsors Make the Red Kettle Luncheon Possible! Thank you to the many partners who have joined us to support The Salvation Army and our programs to change lives.