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MAVIN Foundation Gala
The annual Gala is MAVIN Foundation's single-most important fundraiser of the year. Over the past two years, the Gala has raised over $100,000 for MAVIN Foundation programs.

This year's Gala happened on Saturday, October 8th at McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. more info here>




MAVIN Mixers
Starting this year, MAVIN Foundation is hosting evening "mixers" at local restaurants and bars. Along with good food, entertainment and fun people, we hope that these fundraising events will create a sense of community among mixed heritage people and families.

Want to help organize a MAVIN Mixer in your area? Email Nicki or call 206 622 7101. Thanks!




The Colors of Love: A celebration of interracial and intercultural relationships
Before the 1967 Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, interracial marriage was illegal in 16 states. Dozens of couples joined MAVIN on February 10th for a romantic and festive evening celebrating love across racial and cultural lines. The event took place in the Chinese Room atop the Smith Tower, featuring sweeping views, desserts, apertifs, wine and inspiring stories from local couples with special remarks by Dr. Maria P. P. Root.



Music Meets Aloha
On November 18, 2004, MAVIN was the beneficiary of the first annual Music Meets Aloha concert at the Waikiki Shell in beautiful Honolulu, Hawai'i.




MAVIN Says Thank You!
MAVIN said thank you to our many volunteers during our first annual Volunteer Appreciation Event in December 2004.
Upcoming Events
2/4/2006 > MAVIN founder/president Matt Kelley is the keynote speaker for the Japanese American Citizen's League's annual gala in Seattle.
2/16/2006 > MAVIN founder/president Matt Kelley is the keynote speaker in Grand Rapids College in Michigan.
2/10/2006 > MAVIN Foundation says "thank you" to our scores of volunteers with drinks and hors d'oeuvres at Trinity in Seattle's Pioneer Square from 6-10 pm (sorry, 21+ only). Email Amanda for more info.
3/31-4/2/2006 > Chasing Daybreak film screening at the National Mixed Race Student Conference at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.
Recent Events  
2/1/2006 > Chasing Daybreak film screening at Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus.
1/25/2006 > Chasing Daybreak film screening and facilitated discussion with MAVIN's Matt Kelley and Amanda Erekson at Seattle University.
1/20-22/2006 > MAVIN's Adoptee Empowerment Project (AEP) holds its fourth meeting in Chicago, IL. For more information, email project manager Kelly Brownlee.
1/9/2006 > Chasing Daybreak film screening at Western Washington University.
1/17/2006 > Chasing Daybreak OFFICIAL PREMIERE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON.
12/11/2005 > MAVIN founder/president Matt Kelley speaks at Bethany United Church of Christ in South Seattle.
12/11/2005 > MAVIN's Adoptee Empowerment Project (AEP) hosts its third meeting via conference call. For more information, email project manager Kelly Brownlee.
12/1/2005 > Chasing Daybreak film screening at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, WA.
11/30/2005 > Chasing Daybreak film screening at Connecticut's Wesleyan University.
11/29/2005 > Chasing Daybreak film screening at the University of California at Davis.
11/7/2005 > Chasing Daybreak, the documentary film about the Generation MIX National Awareness Tour, hosts a screening in Casa Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!
11/4-6/2005 > MAVIN's Adoptee Empowerment Project (AEP) hosted its first face-to-face meeting in Seattle. For more information, email project manager Kelly Brownlee.
10/20/2005 > MAVIN founder/president Matt Kelley speaks at the International Conference for Interculturally Married Women in Seoul, Korea.
10/9/2005 > MAVIN founder/president Matt Kelley speaks at Plymouth Congregational Church in Seattle.
10/8/2005 > 300 of MAVIN's most generous supporters joined us for our 3rd Annual Gala Dinner and Auction at Seattle Center's McCaw Hall. Guests enjoyed a festive evening celebrating our innovative projects. see photos here.
10/1/2005 > MAVIN Foundation is a Community Partner of the Wing Luke Asian Museum's celebration of Asian adoptees, which includes a singer, movement poetry and an adoptee panel discussion. 2 pm @ the Theatre Off Jackson $5.
10/1/2005 > [POSTPONED] MAVIN is proud to sponsor the Biracial Family Network of Chicago's Peace Scholarship Benefit, which will include dinner, entertainment, a silent auction with Rebecca Walker, author of Black, White and Jewish. More info, call 773 288 3644 or go online.
9/30/2005 > MAVIN Education Projects Manager Alfredo Padilla presents at the Washington State Association Multicultural Education in Seattle.
9/10/2005 > MAVIN and Director Justin Leroy conducted a special work-in-progress screening of Chasing Daybreak, the documentary film of the Generation MIX National Awareness Tour at the Cristalla in Seattle.
8/16/2005 > MAVIN's 2nd annual Mixed Heritage Student Leadership Retreat kicks off in the Lodge at beautiful Mt. Rainier. Twenty students engage in four days of workshops exploring the mixed heritage experience. Special thanks to retreat partner, Level Playing Field Institute.
8/16/2005 > Join MAVIN for a special event celebrating the Seattle Art Museum's new "Isamu Noguchi: Sculptural Design" exhibit. 5:30-9:00 pm on Tues., August 16 at Seattle Art Museum Downtown. This event includes a reception, main program, private exhibition viewing and refreshments.
8/13/2005 > Join us and MIX for a free open house to view the Wing Luke Asian Museum's special exhibition: "Asian & Pacific Islander Adoptees: A Journey through Identity." 4-6pm on Sat., August 13 at 407 7th Ave S. (MAVIN is a proud Community Partner of the exhibit)

7/28/2005 > Join us Friday July 29 at 8pm as Rainier Valley Youth Theatre presents Ola Na ‘Iwi (The Bones Live), a mystery by acclaimed Hawaiian & mixed heritage playwright Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl.  Proceeds will benefit MAVIN’s National Mixed Heritage Student Leadership Retreat.
7/24/2005 > Join MAVIN members as we celebrate MIX's (Multiracial Interracial eXperience) 3rd annual summer BBQ and potluck at Luther Burbank Park on Mercer Island! more>
7/15/2005 > MAVIN welcomes members and supporters to a special pre-Gala, wine and cheese event! Please help us prepare for our 3rd annual Gala and Auction on October 8th! more>
1/19/2005 > EXPLOSION! the 9th National Mixed Race Student Conference will occur on April 22-24, 2005 at Wesleyan University. more>
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