PROVAIL Luncheon

Coming October 2016

The PROVAIL Luncheon & Wyckoff Awards Ceremony is our opportunity to honor those who have made it their personal mission to support the choices of people with disabilities in our community. Our awards are named in honor of Dr. Hulett Wyckoff, who in 1942 was a prominent Seattle orthopedic surgeon encouraging a group of parents to work together to help their children with cerebral palsy live better lives. Together, they founded what is today PROVAIL.

To honor Dr. Wyckoff's role in building our organization and his unwavering dedication to people with disabilities, we present the Wyckoff Awards to those who are having similar kinds of impact in our community today.

Our unique Networking Hour not only provides the opportunity to meet fellow supporters, it also acts as an open forum to speak directly with PROVAIL Program Managers, Board Members and Administrators, and individuals and families who engage with our services. Guests are able to handle products manufactured in our Fabrication Division, enjoy an art exhibition from our Artistry Incorporated program, experience what it's like to use a communication device to control your speech, and more.


Celebrate - Discover - Inspire

Each year, over 300 community members join us for the PROVAIL Luncheon & Wyckoff Awards Ceremony.

Lead the Way

Captaining a table at the PROVAIL Luncheon takes us ten steps closer to a world where all people live life according to their own choices.

The Table Captain's mission is very simple and stress free. In fact, it only involves two jobs - no Captain's hat required!

  • Invite friends, family, and colleagues to fill a table of 10 (including you!)
  • Share why you support PROVAIL. Your enthusiasm for sharing PROVAIL's mission makes a real difference.


The support of PROVAIL's Corporate and Individual sponsors is vital to our role in the community. Opportunities for event sponsorship are available at a variety of levels and include valuable marketing benefits. Click here to learn more about sponsoring PROVAIL

Connect with Colleen Kennedy, Annual Campaign Manager, to learn more about how your company can sponsor the PROVAIL Luncheon & Wyckoff Awards Ceremony.

Connect with Colleen


The 2015 PROVAIL Luncheon and Wyckoff Awards Ceremony was a great success!

Together, as a community, we raised over $73,000 to support children and adults with disabilities! Thank you to the PROVAIL family for making PROVAIL's work possible and joining us in the belief that every one of us has the right to pursue the life we choose to live.

Special thank you to Chris Gibbons, Tony Fernandez, Andrew Conklin and Family, Caleb Castona and Family, Donna Cole Wilson, and Dr. Gary Stobbe for being a vital part of the Luncheon and sharing their stories.

Did you miss out on the 2015 Luncheon? You can still donate at


Luncheon Special Guest & 2015 Community Leader Award Recipient: Chris Gibbons, Director of SGD Services at AbleNet Inc.

Chris Gibbons has worked extensively as an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) clinical specialist, educational consultant, policy level project manager, disability advocate, and Speech Generating Device (SGD) clinical researcher. He is passionately committed to providing access to the most effective technology possible for people with disabilities and has worked tirelessly to advocate for appropriate funding nationally and locally. Chris’ professional career and industry involvement is fueled by the belief that all people deserve the right to participate, learn, laugh, and love. Chris is currently the Director of SGD Services at AbleNet Inc.


*Your ticket price covers your meal cost to ensure that all funds raised go directly towards our mission.