Annual Dinner featuring Gov. Chris Gregoire and Courtney Gregoire

Join us for a conversation on leadership and public service with former Gov. Chris Gregoire, KSG EE '90, IOP '14, and Seattle Port Commissioner Courtney Gregoire, JD '05. Registration deadline extended until June 6 at noon.

Event program: The Harvard Club of Seattle will review the year's programs, honor our Volunteer of the Year, and elect new board members and officers. Former Governor Chris Gregoire, KSG '04, IOP '14, and Seattle Port Commissioner Courtney Gregoire, JD '05, will discuss leadership and public service. Attendees will have networking opportunities with our distinguished speakers and the board of the Harvard Club of Seattle.

Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Location: The Rainier Club
Address: 820 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104

Dress code: Business

Event schedule:
6:00 - 7:00 pm | Networking reception / No-host bar

7:00 - 7:45 pm | Dinner followed by a short Harvard Club of Seattle program including election of officers and board members

7:45 - 8:45 pm | Gov. Gregoire and Courtney Gregoire: discussion on leadership and public service

8:45 - 9:30 pm | Audience Q & A

CLICK HERE to buy tickets Register by June 8.

If you are having trouble with your Harvard Key or if you prefer to pay by check, please email us

Ticket Prices





Governor's Circle Sold out   
Preferred Circle Sold out     
Crimson/Benefactor Member $150     
Member $150     
Non-member $150     
Recent grad (2011-14) $150     
Current student or 2015-2016 grad $150     
Corporate Sponsor Contact us    

Members: You can take advantage of your specific member price for up to two tickets.

Governor's Circle: Sit at the governor's table. Cost over $90 is considered a donation. The Harvard Club of Seattle is a 501(c)(3) organization, and donations may be tax deductible.

Preferred Circle: Sit at Commissioner Courtney Gregoire's table. Cost over $90 per seat is considered a donation. The Harvard Club of Seattle is a 501(c)(3) organization, and donations may be tax deductible.

Sponsor: If you or your organization would like to help underwrite this event, please contact Gautham Reddy '85, President of the Harvard Club. The Harvard Club of Seattle is a 501(c)(3) organization, and donations may be tax deductible.

Ticket donations: If you'd like to purchase a ticket that will be donated to a worthy student or 2016 grad, please click here

CLICK HERE to buy ticketsNo refunds after May 31. Limited availability after catering deadline of June 6 at noon.

Menu: Three-course chicken dinner with wine pairing. (No-host bar at the reception.)

Dietary restrictions: In your RSVP, please indicate in the comments section whether you have dietary restrictions or prefer a vegetarian or vegan entree. If you already bought your tickets but did not indicate dietary restrictions in your RSVP, please contact us If you have dietary restrictions, please inform us in the comment box or by email no later than June 6 at noon.

Accessibility: The Rainier Club is accessible.

Parking: For parking information, please download this map for self-service parking lots around The Rainier Club.

Public transportation: The Rainier Club is four blocks from the University Street and Pioneer Square light rail stations. 

QUESTIONS? Please contact Gautham Reddy '85, President, Harvard Club of Seattle.

Problems with your Harvard Key? Please contact us.

Special thanks to Emily Van Dyke '03, MPH '09, Tom Tanaka '78, and James K. Doane '75 for helping to make this event possible.  

Speaker Biographies

The Honorable Christine O. Gregoire, KSG EE '90, IOP '14, served as the 22nd governor of Washington, and she is well-known throughout our state for her career in public service. An advocate for education, jobs, and reform through her roles as state attorney general and governor, she has a deep passion for the state of Washington and securing its future.

A graduate of the UW and Gonzaga School of Law, Gov. Gregoire studied in the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Program. She was the first woman elected to the position of attorney general in the state of Washington and served in that post for three terms before being elected governor. Since leaving office, Gov. Gregoire has stayed involved, serving as a fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics, chairing the Import-Export Bank Advisory Committee, and serving as a board member for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Currently, she serves as CEO of Challenge Seattle. Formed by some of our region’s business leaders, Challenge Seattle is making our region more vibrant and globally competitive.

Gov. Gregoire and her husband Mike have two daughters, Courtney and Michelle. They relish time with family and friends, traveling, and most importantly babysitting their granddaughters Audrey and Alexa.

Courtney O. Gregoire, JD '05, works as a senior attorney in Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit. Elected to the Port of Seattle Commission in 2013, she has served as commission co-president.

Commissioner Gregoire spent nearly 10 years working in Washington D.C. in senior-level positions in both the legislative and executive branches. She served as Director of the National Export Initiative for President Obama and Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of Commerce. Before joining the Obama administration, she served as Legislative Director and Chief Counsel for U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell. She previously worked as a policy assistant with the Domestic Policy Council in the Clinton White House.

Commissioner Gregoire graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Willamette University and received her law degree from Harvard Law School. Originally from Olympia, Washington, She lives in Seattle with her husband Scott Lindsay and their two young daughters. As a family, they enjoy taking in our state’s natural beauty by hiking in the North Cascades and boating throughout Puget Sound.