Proceeds benefit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest (CSNW), located on a 26-acre farm in the Cascade mountains, due east of Seattle. CSNW is one of only nine sanctuaries in the country that cares for chimpanzees. CSNW was founded in 2003 to provide sanctuary for chimpanzees discarded from the entertainment and biomedical testing industries.
The fourth gala auction will combine what was perfect about past auctions (auctioneer Laura Michalek, the beautiful Bell Harbor venue, lots of great auction items) with some improvements (it’s on a Saturday this year!) plus new stories to warm your hearts and get your paddles in the air. We cannot wait for you to join us in celebrating Hope, Love, Home and five years of Sanctuary for the Cle Elum Seven chimpanzees!
CSNW provides lifetime quality care for formerly abused and exploited chimpanzees while advocating for great apes.
We envision a world where chimpanzee sanctuaries are no longer needed. Sanctuaries are only necessary in a world where chimpanzees are exploited and then discarded. We envision a world where chimpanzees are not bred by humans to be used for entertainment or kept as pets, and where medical advancement is productive and successful without including experimentation on chimpanzees. We envision a world where chimpanzees are raised by their mothers and live freely with their families in their natural habitat. We envision a world where our closest genetic relatives are respected and honored and allowed to thrive and behave as they were born to. We envision a world where chimpanzees are allowed to be, simply, chimpanzees.
Our goals are to provide sustainable sanctuary, end the use of great apes in entertainment, and facilitate collaboration to continuously improve the care of captive chimpanzees.