Opening Night and Silent Auction
Tuesday, December 3
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Free Community Open House
Wednesday, December 4
1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Gala Dinner and Live Auction
Friday, December 6
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Teddy Bear Breakfast
*Benefiting the Providence General Children's Association
Saturday, December 7
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
To learn more about Festival of Trees, visit ProvidenceGeneralFoundation.org or call (425) 258-7999.
You may not be in the Christmas spirit just yet, but for our Festival of Trees co-chairs Kippy and Scott Murphy, visions of festively decorated trees are already dancing in their heads. This year marks the 34th annual Festival of Trees, and the Murphy’s are thrilled for the opportunity to bring the community together in the spirit of giving to commence the holiday season.
Kippy and Scott have attended Festival of Trees for almost thirty years, and are excited for the opportunity to help shape the magical event this year. “Festival is such a great kick off to the holidays,” says Scott. “We’ve had the privilege of attending and watching this event evolve over the years, and it encompasses the essence of giving, joy, and community.”
Kippy and Scott raised their three children, Claire, Olivia and Kevin in Everett and have strong ties to Providence and the community. Scott currently serves as President/COO of Goldfinch Brothers Inc., a local glass and glazing company; he is also a member of the Everett City Council and on the board of directors for Mountain Pacific Bank. Scott is the immediate past Board Chair for the Community Foundation of Snohomish County, and the past Board Chair of the Everett Public Schools Foundation. Kippy has also been heavily involved in the Everett community. Her volunteer duties with Providence began while she was in high school, where she worked as a candy striper. Since then, she has spent many years volunteering at her kids’ schools, sitting on the Board of Directors for Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County, and serving in numerous leadership roles for the Providence General Children’s Association (PGCA), including past President. She continues her service to the PGCA today, currently serving as Treasurer. You may even see her volunteering in the gift shop at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.
No matter how busy their schedules may be, the Murphy’s always prioritize community service, and they are eager to make an impact through their involvement in this year’s Festival of Trees. “Every year at Festival of Trees I sit there in awe, the generosity that is shown is almost beyond belief,” Kippy said. “What happens at this event creates miracles for people and families. Miracles really do happen every day at Providence. Lives are saved. It feels good to contribute to that.”
The spirit of generosity and the collective effort of the community was what inspired the Murphy’s to choose this year’s theme, Season of Miracles. “It’s about bringing people together, family, community, no matter how different we all are. Everyone comes together for this common purpose,” Scott said. “Beyond the spirit of the holidays, there is such a feeling of optimism at Festival of Trees, like each of us can truly make a difference.”
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