Boots & Bowties 2019 - Gala Dinner


Join MSHI for an evening off the beaten path at Boots & Bow Ties, a dinner & auction fundraiser to benefit for the Mount St. Helens Institute.

October 12, 2019

ilani Casino Resort - Cowlitz Ballroom

1 Cowlitz Way
Ridgefield, WA 98642

Mount St. Helens Institute is grateful to ilani Casino Resort, our venue sponsor, and look forward to hosting Boots & Bow Ties in the Cowlitz Ballroom. You don’t have to travel far for a one-of-a-kind experience at ilani Casino Resort.

A fun evening of fundraising. At Mount St. Helens Institute, we like to do things a little differently, and it starts with the attire for the evening — a refined and rugged combination of cocktail attire and outdoor gear. Last year, one couple showed up in full-on lederhosen, another accessorized their gown with a climbing rope, and yet another with a snorkel. Anything goes!

Register today!

Single Ticket: $75.00
Couple Ticket (two guests): $150.00
Patron Sponsor (two guests): $300.00
Table Purchase (ten guests): $750.00

Sponsor Boots & Bowties 2019

Donate an Auction Item

Help MSHI entice Boots & Bow Ties guests to bid high and bid often by donating a tempting auction item.

For more information about how your auction item donation will help MSHI move mountains, please contact MSHI’s Finance Director, Kate Richardson at (360) 449-7883

Become an Event Sponsor

Join ilani Casino Resort,  iQ Credit Union, Your Party Center, and more as an event sponsor.

“The number one reason you should support Mount St.Helens Institute is to make the mountain even more accessible to students and young people.” - Sharif Burdzik, Riverview Community Bank

For more information, or to discuss a custom-tailored sponsorship for your organization, contact MSHI’s Executive Director, Ray Yurkewycz at (360) 891-5069


Call (360) 449-7883 or email


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