Binaytara Foundation Annual Gala

Save the date: April 29th, 2023

Founders: Binay & Tara Shah

Just A Few Words

About The Event

Come join us for an evening of live entertainment, live & silent auctions, dining, learning, friendship, and more – all in support of our mission.  We look forward to celebrating with our supporters and sponsors, at this live, in-person, event.


The Grand Hyatt
721 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 774-1234


April 29, 2023
6-7:00 PM – Reception & Silent Auction
7-9:00 PM – Dinner & Live Auction

Put your skills to work and


We are looking for experienced and mature volunteers to help with the Gala.  If you have volunteered at fundraising galas before, and would like to help with our event on April 29th, please contact Tara Shah at:
* [email protected] 
Areas where volunteers can help:
  • Guest check-in
  • Preparing auction items for bidding
  • Recording pledges and bids
  • Packaging and wrapping auction items that have been purchased
  • Other miscellaneous tasks

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A Few Words

About The Binaytara Foundation

The Binaytara Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit established in October 2007 with the goal of bringing positive changes to people’s lives by promoting health and education. As individuals who were born and raised in Nepal and edified by the education and work experience both in Nepal and in the United States, co-founders Dr. Binay Shah and Tara Shah envision a world where every human being has access to cutting-edge, evidence-based, and culturally appropriate health care services.

We have provided more than 100 hours of continuing medical education to physicians in the pacific northwest through our annual hematology/oncology and cancer disparity conferences. These conferences reign some of the top experts in the field of oncology to the region to discuss the latest developments in the field with community oncologists and other providers in Washington, Idaho and other areas in the pacific northwest.

We achieve our mission by collaborating and partnering with individuals, non-profits, governments, corporations, foundations, and other supporters. In 2013, we partnered with the government of Nepal and the University of Illinois at Chicago to establish Nepal’s first bone marrow transplant center at Civil Service Hospital. This partnership brought a low-cost bone marrow transplant service to the 27 million people of Nepal. Similarly, our partnership with the government of Madhya Pradesh in India brought hospice and palliative care services to the 73 million people of that state. We established the Binaytara Foundation Cancer Center in Janakpur Nepal in December 2018 that will provide cancer care to nearly 20 million people of that region. 

Since its inception, the Binaytara Foundation has embraced advocacy, education, and innovation to bridge the gap in healthcare delivery, especially in resource-poor communities. Our values of Benevolence (doing good), Transparency (doing good responsibly), and Friendship (doing good together) guide our actions. The Binaytara Foundation leadership consists of highly accomplished and deeply committed individuals eager to make a difference in people’s lives.


Our volunteers, donors, supporters, and staff are capable and highly motivated to aid the Binaytara Foundation’s initiatives to reduce the disparities in cancer health, to improve the quality of life of terminally-ill patients, and to improve access to high quality cancer care both in the United States and abroad. With continued support from individuals, corporations, and partners, the Binaytara foundation is in a strong position to achieve its mission through its highly impactful projects.

Our Mission

To improve healthcare in resource poor communities and improve cancer care worldwide by educating healthcare providers and community members, advocating for better access to care, and innovating program models and services that improve access to care.

Our Values

Benevolence – Doing good

Transparency – Doing good responsibly

Friendship – Doing good together

“Even lotuses can be found in muddy ponds.”  Quote from son of cancer patient at Binaytara Foundation Cancer Center in Nepal.


Grand Hyatt Seattle
721 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 774-1234

“Experience a quintessential Pacific Northwest getaway at our 7th and Pine location.  Visit the iconic Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and the shopping mecca of Pine Street – all just steps from our front door.  Designed with hand-blown glass and artwork inspired by Seattle’s landscape, the Grand Hyatt Seattle is your destination within your destination.”


A limited number of rooms have been reserved for the attendees of this conference at the Grand Hyatt Seattle at the discounted rates listed below. All reservations must be made by Friday, April 7, 2023 to receive the discounted rate. Link to book your hotel room  –

Name changes on, or other transfers of, room reservations will not be accepted after the Cut-Off Date. The Guest Room Rates are quoted exclusive of any applicable taxes taxes (which are currently 15.7% and $2 nightly Seattle Tourism Assessment Fee) applicable service fees, and/or Hotel-specific fees in effect at the time of the Event. 

Grand Hyatt Seattle is located conveniently in downtown Seattle within walking distance to Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and the shopping district. Take advantage of public transportation when you stay at the Grand Hyatt. 


The hotel offers convenient parking for guests and visitors. The hotel parking options include valet or self parking:
• Valet Parking: $58/night; No In & Out privileges included
• Self-Parking: $37/night; No In & Out privileges included

You can also self park at the nearby Hyatt Regency at $18/night with in/out privileges included.

Our Generous Silent Auction Donors