More than 80 percent of FUSION's annual operating budget comes from volunteer efforts. A substantial amount of this is raised at an annual
Summer Art Event
on the lovely grounds of Dumas Bay Centre in Federal Way, Washington. This popular social
venue attracts more than 800 attendees and is the cornerstone of community funding for fulfilling FUSION's mission to provide housing and support
services to families facing homelessness.
Featuring a new and ever more fanciful theme each year, this gala, running since 1994, is held the first Wednesday of August. The Centre comes to
life with décor, food, entertainment and fantastic works of art from local talent. Artists exhibit and sell their work, with a portion of proceeds
donated to FUSION. Live and silent auctions feature a variety of goods, services, trips and experiences for bid.