Dear Guests

The Dorothy Jayne Foundation for the Arts has been proud to support children with special needs, to offer dance instruction for children with health challenges and more recently to help focus last year’s Christmas Spectacular 2017 upon the Make-A-Wish Foundation Alaska and Washington®.

We are now excited to bring together a Summer VIP fundraiser with both a silent and live auction to draw additional support to the local Make-A-Wish chapter. It is our hope that the Summer VIP Fundraiser will become a partner of the annual Christmas Spectacular.

Our minimal goal is for the ticket sales of this event to match the $10,000 granted to Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington from the Christmas Spectacular 2017. For those of you wanting to push the fundraising bar higher, we have for you both a silent and live auction.

Between now and the event, maybe some of you may consider donating an auction item to allow us to reach even greater success. Those of you making such and offer will be honored through mention in our Website. ( Our procurement deadline is August 10, 2018!

Included in our Website is a letter of invitation, reply card and Auction donation card. (see above)

Thank you in advance for contributing to the success of our event!  Hope to see you there!

Dr. Sanford J. Wright
President of the Dorothy Jayne Foundation for the Arts and Producer & Director of the Christmas Spectacular

Welcome Everybody!

This year it is my honor to be both the Master of Ceremonies of the upcoming Christmas Spectacular December 8, 2018 – as well as Master of Ceremonies of this incredible Summer VIP Fundraiser, August 23, 2018.

Come join us and together we will create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Your presence WILL make a difference.

But please note the seating in the Dorothy Jayne Studio will be limited, so RSVP to Sanford Wright MD now (

The event is timed to begin right after work at 5:30pm with a social hour of Hors d’oeuvres, No Host Bar and Silent Auction.

During the social hour, you will have the opportunity to meet our honored wish kids.

Since the event is being held at the Dorothy Jayne Studio, you can rightfully anticipate some really great and very special dancing!

Guaranteed that our event will touch your heart!

Please say “Hi” to me when you come in the door!

Joe Marine
Master of Ceremonies for this event

May we have your attention please!

We could not have put together this Summer VIP Fundraiser event without the help of our stalwart Organizing Committee members and the insightful suggestions from the Advisory Group.

Many of you, who have been involved in community and arts organization events, recognize that this participation always requires far more time, energy and commitment than one might anticipate in the beginning!

With the financial gift from this event, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington will be better able to fund new wishes within the next few weeks and months. Hopefully, many of you will be present in the audience of the Christmas Spectacular December 2018, when Joe announces this achievement of our Summer VIP Fundraiser.

Without the extraordinary efforts of the Organizing Committee and Advisory Group this year, the wishes of some children might only remain dreams – and never become realities.

Join Us in Saluting all of our Organizing Committee and Advisory Group members!

Joe Marine

Sanford Wright, M.D.