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IDF’s 4th Annual Stoplight Recruitment Party @ Merchants Cafe & Saloon
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
IDF's 4th Annual Stoplight Recruitment Party @ Merchants Cafe & Saloon | Seattle | Washington | United States

Join IDF and recruits for happy hour, and an opportunity to hang out with your favorite IDFers at our annual StopLight Recruitment Party.

Location:  Merchants Cafe & Saloon (109 Yesler Way, Seattle)
Time:  6 pm – 9 pm

Here’s how it works –

  • Wear red if you are an IDF Alumni, Board Member, or Friend of IDF
  • Wear yellow if you are thinking about applying to IDF
  • Wear green if you are definitely applying to IDF this year

(don’t worry, we’ll bring color-coded name tags too!)

$10* for 2015 Recruits (free if you apply before Oct 22nd)
$20* for Alumni and Friends of IDF

Sponsorship Levels: $50 – $100 – $250 – $500+

For questions contact Shawna Ousse at or go to the Facebook invite here:

To apply for the class of 2015 go to

Applications must be postmarked or submitted online by November 11th.

Register by filling out and donating the form below!

2015 Kickoff Reception @ tbd
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Please join the Institute for a Democratic Future Board of Directors, Alumni, and friends as we welcome the Class of 2015 at our annual IDF Kickoff Reception. This annual event is the first official event of the Class of 2015 and will involve speakers, icebreakers and mingling with fellow classmates and alum.  This is a fundraising event for our Scholarship Fund, so alum and friends, please bring your credit cards and wallets!

More details as we get closer to the event.

If you’d like to purchase your tickets, please fill out the secure donation form below.

IDF 2015 Graduation @ tbd
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm

Speed Mentoring is on Saturday, June 20th from 1 pm – 5 pm.  More details here:

Graduation is on Sunday, June 21st from 3 pm – 7 pm. More details here:

It’s hard to believe it’s over. We just started!

This is the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2015. We’ll have speakers, a little ceremony, some awards and mostly just good company as we bid each well in this final day of the Class of 2015.

IDF 2015 Graduates, you are welcome to bring guests, siblings, spouses, significant others, parents. There is no cost to you.  This is, however, a fundraiser for our next great Class of 2016, so we ask extra guests to help underwrite the cost of graduation with a $20 donation for food/drink and a little left over for our scholarship fund.

For Alum and other distinguished guests, we’d like to ask for a $20 donation to help defer the costs of graduation. Every dollar raised will increase our net for the event and the balance will go directly into the Scholarship Fund for the Class of 2016.

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