The Boeing Classic is proud to have raised more than $9 million in charitable donations that support the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health and other local charities, including The First Tee of Greater Seattle.

Benaroya Research Institute

We all have an immune system. For most of us, it works properly – turning on when we need it, slowing down when we don’t, and usually moving at just the right speed. But for some, the immune system will veer off course or make a critical mistake. It may convince the body to attack itself, as in autoimmune disease, or mistake a harmless allergen – such as peanuts – for a foreign invader that must be stopped. It could produce cancerous cells that multiply at an uncontrollable rate or become confused and overreact to COVID-19.

Through cutting-edge science and global collaboration, Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health (BRI) is powering progress in science to predict, prevent, and reverse conditions and diseases that involve the immune system. By collaborating with physicians and clinicians around the world to develop leading-edge treatments and translate them to clinical therapies, BRI scientists are transforming our understanding of immune health, applying discoveries made in one disease to improve the health of all.

When you support BRI, you power the science that changes lives and creates new possibilities for every person touched by an immune system disease.

To learn more or to get involved with BRI’s research, visit

The First Tee of Greater Seattle

The First Tee of Greater Seattle’s mission is to positively impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character-development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. The organization serves kids from all backgrounds, ages 6 – 18 years old, and primarily targets those who would not otherwise have access to the game of golf, including children from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds, girls, and kids of color. 

Learn more about The First Tee of Greater Seattle at