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9th Annual Barrio Fiesta
"Bayanihan" by Carlos V. Francisco, 1962.

Building Stronger Communities by Serving Others

Saturday, October 14, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Filipino Community Center
5740 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Seattle, WA 98118

Our annual Barrio Fiesta brings together over 250 attorneys, judges and community leaders to celebrate the year's achievements and to recognize individuals and organizations who have contributed significantly to our communities.  This is also the premier fundraising event for the FLOW Foundation, which provides monetary scholarships to local law students.  

In keeping with our tradition, we will be transforming the Filipino Community Center into a magical venue for our Barrio Fiesta.  Our theme for this year is “Bayanihan,” emphasizing service to others and our communities.  Of course, the evening will feature an authentic Filipino buffet, cultural presentations, dancing, and a surprise or two.  This is the most unique, entertaining, and fun-filled minority bar event, bringing together attorneys, judges, and community leaders to have a good time and to celebrate the past year’s achievements.


As FLOW has dedicated 2017 to promoting community building, we are very proud to have as our keynote speaker, Nani A. Coloretti, the senior vice president for financial and business strategy at the Urban Institute.

Nani Coloretti served the Obama administration for almost eight years, most recently as deputy secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As the second-most senior official at HUD, she managed the department's day-to-day operations and cross-cutting program initiatives, including a $45 billion annual budget and approximately 8,000 employees.

Before joining HUD, Coloretti spent five years at the US Department of the Treasury, most recently as the assistant secretary for management. She oversaw all operational areas including the development and execution of the department's budget, performance, and strategic planning processes; procurement; human resources; information technology; and management of Treasury's headquarters and bureaus. At Treasury, she also helped create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as its acting chief operating officer.

Before joining the Obama administration in 2009, Coloretti spent four years as policy adviser and budget director for San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom. Coloretti's prior experience includes work in San Francisco to improve the lives of children, youth, and families; budget analysis in the Clinton administration's Office of Management and Budget and for the State of Hawaii; and economic consulting.

Coloretti has been independently recognized for her management results and holds a B.A. in economics and communications from the University of Pennsylvania and an Master's in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.


5:30 PM - Cocktail Reception
6:30 PM - Buffet-style Filipino Cuisine Dinner
7:30 PM - Program

Attire: Business Casual 
(Filipino Cultural attire optional)


As part of the annual Barrio Fiesta, the Filipino Lawyers of Washington (“FLOW”), through the FLOW Foundation, awards up to three scholarships ranging from $500 to $3,000 to law students in the Pacific Northwest. The scholarships are intended to recognize law students who have demonstrated significant commitment to community service, particularly service to the Filipino/Filipino-American community. You need not be of Filipino ethnicity to apply. 

For information about the Pangarap Scholarship and to donate to the FLOW Foundation, click here.


Please send any questions related to the Barrio Fiesta to fiesta@filipinolawyers.org.

Purchase your 2017 FLOW Barrio Fiesta Tickets now!!!

Advance payment can be conveniently made online via PayPal.

Ticket Options

    Tickets at the door on the day of the event will be as follows:

General Admission: $90

FLOW Members/MBA Leaders: $80

Students: $40

Children: $25 (Under Age 2: Free)


Premium Table Sponsorships

In addition to the individual ticket options listed below, we are offering a variety of Premium Table sponsorship levels for purchase (includes Premium Table Seating for 8 guests per table sponsorship, as indicated).  For more information about our sponsorship levels, please download our Sponsor packet here.

If your law firm or company is interested in a Premium Table sponsorship, please consider the following Sponsorship Levels:

PROMOTER (8 tickets) - $1,500.00
PILLAR (8 tickets) - $2,500.00
CHAMPION (8 tickets) - $5,000.00

Sponsorship Options


Cocktail and Candy Table Sponsorships

We also have cocktail and candy table sponsorships at the following variable levels:

ADVOCATE (2 tickets) - $500.00-$1,000.00
SUPPORTER (1 ticket) - $250.00-$499.99

Sponsorship Options*

*If you would like to donate an amount different than provided in the drop-down menu above, please download our Sponsor packet here and submit a check as directed on the Sponsorship Commitment Form therein.

NOTE: Clicking on the "Add to Cart" button will bring you to a PayPal checkout webpage.  In order to add multiple items to your cart, select "Continue Shopping" on the PayPal page and add your additional selections here by selecting the additional item(s) and again clicking on the "Add to Cart" button to send you back to the PayPal page.  Individual tickets and Sponsorships are processed via separate PayPal invoices.

You do not need to have a PayPal account in order to purchase tickets.  
Major credit cards are accepted.

Barrio Fiesta 2017 ticket sales and sponsorship monies go tand o support the FLOW Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization.  Payments are tax deductible as a charitable contribution to the extent it exceeds the fair market value of goods and services provided in consideration for the contribution.  

Please also consider joining FLOW today! 
Sign up as a member today to take advantage of the FLOW Member Fiesta rate, as well as all the other benefits of FLOW Membership.

Membership can be conveniently purchased online by clicking here.

For any questions related to the online purchase of tickets or membership, please contact webmaster@filipinolawyers.org.
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