November 18, 2016 Fundraising Gala

Cari Amici!

Venite a La Caccia al Tesoro! Civita Institute AIA Continuing Education seminars, Fellowships and gala event on Nov. 18!

The Civita Institute is a treasure chest. All year long the board has willingly donated hundreds of hours to this organization for the joy it brings to our supporters in Seattle, across the US, and in Civita. During 2016, with your financial help, the board has accomplished:

  • Re-roofing the Studio and part of Nuovo, installing a new membrane under existing and new clay tiles
  • Plaster repair of walls along the ceiling line of Studio and at window sills
  • Hosting two educational programs in Civita by Stephanie Bower and Anita Lehmann
  • Assisted the NE Chapter's first selection of Fellows: Paul Bentel, Brian Stanton, and Andrew Davis
  • Launching on-line and on-demand AIA Learning Units at - Nov. 18!

Please consider sponsoring the Civita Institute's fundraising event this Nov. 18 2016. A donation of $250 will give you two free nights in Civita plus admission to the afternoon AIA Continuing Education seminars - worth 4 AIA HSW/ LUs (need not be an architect to enjoy!) - and admission to the evening event with lots of wine and a home-cooked, family style Italian dinner. A $500 donation will give you four free nights plus admission for two to the educational seminars and evening gala.

Below is a description of the seminars and the evening event programs and fees. Please forward to your staff and colleagues or post in your lunch room. 

We love to see you there! 

A presto!

Iole Alessandrini
Civita Institute President


La Caccia al Tesoro

This year's theme La Caccia al Tesoro - Â¬ćTreasure Hunt Italian style - is a reflection of the distinctive beauty and historical record found in the Etruscan town of Civita di Bagnoregio. 

Date: Friday, November 18th

Time: 6pm

Location: UW Center for Urban Horticulture (same as last year!)
3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105

Event includes:

  • Continuing Education Seminars (More info below)
  • Delicious home-cooked meal
  • Silent auction and online auction 
  • Presentation by our 2016 returning Fellows: Margo Peterson and David Aspholm; Plamena Milusheva and Choong Ng; 
  • Call for 2017 Fellowships announcements (New this year. More info below)
  • The evening concludes with the much anticipated auction of Tiny Treasures.


  • Fundraising gala event: $75 per person
  • Continuing Education Seminars: $75 per person
  • Fundraising+Seminars: $125 per person

Applicants to the 2017 Fellowship are ecouraged to attend with the ticket price for dinner and/or seminars to be applied in full toward the application fee. (Please keep receipt)


Continuing Education Seminars

The very popular Continuing Education Seminars will again be offered in the afternoon.

Date: Friday, November 18th

Location: UW Center for Urban Horticulture (same as last year!)
3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105

Time: Starts at 1PM

For more information and a list of speakers participating to this event, click here.