Great Futures Gala


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Our Speaker: Ruth E. Carter

Designer Ruth E. Carter poses for a portrait in Los Angeles in January 2019.

The Springfield Family Center Boys & Girls Club was like a second home for Ruth E. Carter. It was there that she learned how to read sewing patterns, use her mother’s sewing machine, and spent time drawing and coloring. Her love for art led her to discover a passion for costume design. 

After earning her Bachelor of Arts in costume design at Hampton University, Carter went on to work at the prestigious Santa Fe Opera where she began her costuming career. Ruth E. Carter is credited on over 70 titles in film, television, and theater. Her work includes iconic films such as: Do the Right Thing, Selma, Malcolm X, Coming 2 America, as well as Black Panther and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

She has been recognized with 46 awards and 39 nominations throughout her career and in 2023, Ruth E. Carter won her second Oscar for costume design in the film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, making her the first Black woman to win multiple Oscars for any category. 

Presented by our Sponsors:

Our Annual Great Futures Gala is now back! This year will feature games & social hour with our Club Members starting at 5:30 pm. Dinner to follow catered by La Conner Seafood & Prime Rib House.

Check-In & Social Hour: 5:30 PM PST

Corporate Air Center 

15452 Airport Dr, Burlington, WA 98233



FOR MORE INFO: Contact Ian Faley at or call (360) 419-3723 x11

To Volunteer at this event please contact Dena Kindred at or call (360) 419-3723 x129