September 12 | 4:00 p.m.

Hagadone Gardens at Casco Bay

Join us for an evening reception on Lake Coeur d'Alene

You are cordially invited to RSVP for an extraordinary and exclusive evening on Lake Coeur d'Alene to learn about LaunchNW, a transformative initiative for our region.

Hosted by Hagadone Corporation and Innovia Foundation.

The vision is simple

Imagine if an entire community came together to ensure every child has the opportunity — and support — to attend a local trade school, two-year or four-year university.

That's the bold promise of LaunchNW.

The result is vibrant and sustainable communities: a path to success for all our kids, an increasing and skilled workforce and reduction in poverty, homelessness, addiction and violence.

You're Invited to RSVP


No paddle raise. No auction items. You won’t be asked to give at the event, but we hope you will join us for important conversations that will deeply impact our region for generations to come.


3:30 p.m. passengers board the boat, and at 4:00 p.m. the boat departs the Coeur d’Alene Resort Marina; hosted cocktails served onboard

– Social & Cocktail Hour –

Tray passed and staged heavy hors d’oeuvres

6:00 p.m. A Transformative Vision: LaunchNW

Boat returns to the Coeur d’Alene Resort Marina at the end of the evening.

Resort casual attire


The boat boards at 3:30 p.m. at the CDA Resort Marina. The Boardwalk Marina is accessed from the side of the resort nearest Tubbs Hill. View a map here.

Convenient parking is available at nearby McEuen Park and at the Coeur d’Alene Resort.

Our hosts have kindly requested that all transportation to and from Casco Bay be via chartered boats only. Currently, we have a well-appointed, chartered boat with hosted cocktails departing the Coeur d’Alene Resort Marina at 4:00 PM. We are hoping to secure additional charter options and will share this information when it is available.

The chartered boat departing the Coeur d’Alene Resort Marina will begin welcoming guests at 3:30 PM and will leave for Casco Bay at 4:00 PM. The boat will leave Casco Bay, returning to the Coeur d’Alene Resort Marina at approximately 7:30 PM.

The suggested dress code is “resort casual” keeping in mind that you will have the opportunity to tour the iconic Hagadone Gardens while enjoying the extraordinary view and lakefront home of Duane and Lola Hagadone.

There is not a fee to attend. This is an exclusive, invitation-only gathering and you will be our guests for the entire evening. Our generous hosts, the Hagadone Corporation, are providing a chartered boat to and from the event as well as fully hosted cocktails and staged heavy hors d’oeuvres highlighting the culinary skill of the award-winning team at the Coeur d’Alene Resort.

You will not be asked to make a donation, pledge a gift or purchase auction items. Our only hope is that you join us and enjoy a beautiful summer evening with other community leaders throughout our region to learn more about our transformative initiative, LaunchNW.

Please let us know how we can ensure your health and comfort by contacting us at or 509-624-2606.

Many of you may want to stay the night in Coeur d’Alene after the event. For your convenience we have compiled the following list of options:

  • CDA Resort / / (208) 209-5031
  • Hampton Inn / / (208) 769-7900
  • Blackwell House / / (208) 765-7799
  • Springhill Suites by Marriott / / (208) 667-2212



A Community Mission.

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