Seattle Chinatown International District’s SCIDpda Announces Inaugural Virtual Fundraiser

In response to concerns about hosting events during COVID-19, the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority will present the 2020 SCIDpda Annual Fundraiser virtually with a livestreamed event on October 2nd, which is open to all.


The Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda), a community development organization that preserves, promotes, and develops the Seattle Chinatown International District with sustainability and affordability, announced that the 2020 SCIDpda Annual Fundraiser will be held virtually on Friday, October 2nd, 2020. The live-streamed event, entitled “2020 SCIDpda Annual Fundraiser: LIVE from the Bush Hotel!”, will be open for anyone to join and enables SCIDpda to reach a broader audience while ensuring the safety of all involved.

“Our annual gala is more than a fundraising event — it is how we stay connected with the giving community that helps our organization provide critical support to the Seattle Chinatown International District,” said Mindy Au, SCIDpda Board President. “We want our supporters to know how SCIDpda has adapted to keep our community whole amidst the extraordinary hardships COVID poses to our residents and small businesses, and remind them of how we can all help.”

Attendees and organizations have a variety of ways to virtually participate in this year’s fundraiser, including pre-ordering “Neighborhood Boxes”— event packages filled with items from Chinatown International District businesses — and donating via the fundraiser’s online giving campaign. Those interested in receiving more information on how to be a sponsor, hosting a virtual table, or have questions on purchasing neighborhood boxes, can contact SCIDpda Development & Communication Manager, Joseph Guanlao, at The fall campaign and livestream event is executed in collaboration with Zeacon, a technology company that Intelligently Connects Communities.

“Our already vulnerable neighborhood needs extra care, now more than ever,” said Jamie Lee, SCIDpda Director of Community Initiatives. Aside from our regular programs for housing and community development, we find ourselves providing for new needs, whether it is delivering meals and groceries to our food insecure seniors and families, ensuring technology for our kids to attend class from home, or collaborating with community partners to provide grants for small businesses. The additional support of this fundraiser will help us continue to be nimble.”

For more info about the 2020 SCIDpda Annual Fundraiser, visit For more information about SCIDpda, visit

About Seattle Chinatown International District Planning and Development Authority (SCIDpda)

SCIDpda is a community development organization whose mission is to preserve, promote, and develop the Seattle Chinatown International District (CID) as a vibrant community and unique ethnic neighborhood. Formed by the community in 1975, SCIDpda works to revitalize and preserve the neighborhood by providing services in three areas: affordable housing and commercial property management, real estate development, and community economic development and community engagement. We have record of success in increasing neighborhood sustainability through innovative programs and projects that balance development and preservation.

About Zeacon

Zeacon ( is a technology company that is re-imagining the future by seamlessly integrating the best of the physical and virtual world. We offer a variety of technologies as well as e-commerce-based products, services and online live streaming experiences. Zeacon works with organizations to drive digital transformation during challenging times and provide immersive and personalized experiences that intelligently connect communities.

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