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40th Anniversary Gala Celebration

An Evening to Celebrate the Women's Center

Women's Center 40th Anniversary Gala
Held on Friday, November 9 

Founded in 1972, the University of Idaho Women’s Center is one of the oldest continuously-operating campus-based women’s centers in the nation. At a memorable fundraising evening event attended by more than 100 campus and community partners, we celebrated in style our 40 years of service to the University of Idaho and local Moscow community!

Fundraising Achievements
Proceeds from the Gala are still being tallied, but bids from the silent and live auctions alone raised over $5,000 to help support Women’s Center’s programs and services! If you’d like to support the work of the Women's Center and give $40 for our 40 years of service, please go to the University of Idaho's online giving page.

  • The Food

    Mikey's Gyros provided delectable hors d'oeuvres, including:

    • Lemon-oregano chicken skewers with tzatsiki dipping sauce
    • Bruschetta with caramelized onions and chèvre
    • Mini spinach-feta phyllo pastries
    • Mediterranean platter with hummus, pita, roasted red peppers, olives, feta
    • Seasonal fruit and cheese (Brie, local Cheddar, and Dill Havarti) platter with crackers
    • Chocolate-chocolate and key lime mini cupcakes
    • Mini baklava

    For information about event catering by Mikey's Gyros, please contact Louise Todd at mikeysgyros@yahoo.com or call (208) 882-0780.

  • The Beverages

    Camas Prairie Winery, northern Idaho's oldest production winery, served micro-brewed beers and specially-commissioned commemorative wines with a unique University of Idaho Women's Center label!

    For  more information on custom labeled wines or to purchase the commemorative Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, or Hog Heaven Red (rosé) commissioned by the Women's Center, please contact winemaker Jeremy Ritter at winemaker@camasprairiewinery.com or call (208) 882-0214.

  • The Music

    Live music was provided by local musicians Jon Anderson, Rand Walker, and Nate Spain, with divas Donna Holmes Parks and Terri Grzebielski of The Hot Flashes  fame, and a surprise performance by our very own Program Coordinator, Lysa Salsbury!

    If you'd like to contact these musicians for possible future bookings, please email Lysa Salsbury at lsalsbur@uidaho.edu.

  • The Silent Auction

    Fantastic must-have items in our silent and live auctions raised over $5,000 for our services and programs!


  • The Ticket Prices

    Tickets were sold at an accessible price of $40 for general admission and $20 for students, and helped the Women's Center offset the cost of hosting the Gala.