Sunday, September 20, 2020

4th Annual Foss Waterway Seaport Chowder Social

All proceeds benefit community and education programs at the Foss Waterway Seaport.

Foss Waterway Seaport has been closely monitoring the quickly evolving situation regarding COVID-19.  In recent days, it has become clear that rescheduling our Chowder Social & Auction on April 26 is the right thing to do in order to protect the health and safety of the community, including attendees, staff, volunteers, sponsors, and other partners.  Health and safety are more important than an event, and we did not feel we should host our fundraiser knowing that some in our community – our elders, pregnant individuals, those with underlying health conditions – would be unable to attend.  It’s not a community when a group(s) are excluded.

We will host a rescheduled Chowder Social hybrid event on Sunday, September 20, 2020.  Be on the lookout for information regarding our online auction – we will have some fantastic items available for bid, and it’s your chance to still be a difference maker.

For all registered attendees who have already purchased tickets and/or a table, your registration will automatically be rolled over and applied to the rescheduled event.  If you are unable to attend on the rescheduled date and would like a refund of your ticket(s), please contact Vickie Glastetter at with the subject line “2020 Chowder Refund” and the name under which you purchased your tickets in the body of the email.  We are happy to provide individuals with a refund with no questions asked.

We are incredibly thankful for your support and understanding, and appreciate your partnership as we move forward.  We would also like to thank our amazing vendors and sponsors for accommodating this sudden change.

On behalf of Foss Waterway Seaport Board of Directors, myself, and our terrific staff, we want to thank all of you for continuing to support FWS.  Your support is what allows us to engage in the important work that we do, and we wish for you all to stay healthy and safe.

In partnership,

Brent Mason

Executive Director

Foss Waterway Seaport, 2019 – 3rd Annual Chowder Social


Foss Waterway Seaport extends a special thank you for the generous donations by the Erickson Family Charitable Foundation of $20,000 and Titus Will Ford Sales of $10,000 toward Raise the Paddle! Contributions like this allow the Seaport to continue to provide high quality exhibits, programs, marine and environmental science offerings and events for Tacoma and the surrounding communities. 


A very special thank you to all of our event sponsors.

Yacht Sponsors

Tug Boat Sponsors

Canoe Sponsors

  • Dwyer Pemberton & Coulson
  • NuStar Energy LP
  • Johnson, Stone & Pagano PS

Live Auction Donors

Production Sponsors

Food & Beverage Sponsors


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