San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Hanford Challenge Annual Benefit Auction
Friday, February 8th
Doors at 6:30 p.m., dinner and program at 7 p.m. If you didn't get pre-sale tickets, you can pay for your seats at the door!
Highlights of the event:
- Come hear from Hanford whistleblower, Donna Busche. Donna is an interesting and charismatic woman, and a senior nuclear engineer in charge of environmental safety at Hanford’s Waste Treatment Plant ("WTP"). Last year, after growing increasingly concerned over unaddressed safety issues, Donna put her job at risk by bringing these concerns to the Department of Energy. They ignored her, so Donna came to Hanford Challenge for help. Hanford Challenge saved Donna from getting fired for speaking up, and got her story on NPR and on the front page of USA Today. This got DOE's attention, and thanks to Donna and others like her, federal regulators are now keeping a very close eye on the Waste Treatment Plant.
- For entertainment, World Champion Rope Jumper (and Hanford Challenge staffer, featured here in yellow shirt and blue jeans) Meredith Crafton, will be showcasing her outstanding rope jumping abilities. We are also delighted to announce that the talented and entertaining Matt Smith will be returning to emcee!
- Auction items will include, among other things, a weekend getaway at the Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort in gorgeous Leavenworth, Washington, a whale watching excursion in the San Juan Islands, and an Alaskan holiday package. Since the audience won't be too big, the chances of getting a great deal on a vacation are good, not to mention, it supports a good cause.
See you there!
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Our Mission: To help create a future for Hanford that secures human health and safety, advances accountability, and promotes a sustainable environmental legacy.
Our work: We work to hold Hanford accountable. We do this by protecting whistleblowers, promoting discovery of common ground among traditional opponents, conducting environmental sampling, and generating creative resolutions and collaborative opportunities for improving the cleanup. Our goal for Hanford is a site that performs its cleanup obligations in a transparent, efficient, creative manner at a reasonable cost to the taxpayer and in a fashion that protects health and safety, the environment, and future generations.
Hanford Challenge works closely with concerned employees, insiders, retired employees, and whistleblowers to assure that their voices can be safely heard within the Department of Energy and contractor communities. We conduct investigations and create public and private venues for disclosure and discussion. We use dialogue when possible to resolve conflict, and litigation when less contentious methods fail.