Past Coverage:

For Immediate Release:

16th Annual Pie Party Buffet Fundraiser in Honor of National Pie Day

Saturday Jan 27th, 2018 at Zoe Event Space at 6:30 PM to benefit The Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research

Seattle, Wa, Capitol Hill –Dinner, live music and raffle prizes at this original event where admission is $20 or “baked-in” with the donation of a pie for the Pie Buffet.  From Sweet to Savory, pie is both dinner and dessert.

Originally conceived as a birthday party for Event Chair and Founder, Mary Schile, and held in her private residence, the party has grown to a public fundraiser event with 200+ pies, “Pie Song” covers by local music luminaries and a raffle for numerous generous prizes donated by Seattle businesses.  “This year is especially notable as it’s my 30th birthday,“ said Schile.  Schile is an American Pie Council National Pie Championships Judge.  Annually she travels to the championships in Florida and two years ago sat on not only the Classic Cherry Professional Division judging panel, but was asked to judge the overall Best In Show award, “It was a great honor,” said Schile.

The musical line up has included such notables as River Giant, Old Mexico, Mozo, Caitlin Sherman, Annie Ford, AP Dugas, Ian Moore,  Mike Giacolino, Andrea Peterman, Brigitt Rains, Jeff Taylor, Scottie Sindora, Fred Luongo, Jake & Ben London, Christy McWilson, Shasta Bree, Annie O’Neill, Jared Clifton, Kwab Copeland, Low Bar Ramblers and Larissa Austin. They will sing either Pie Song covers or original tunes with a Pie Theme.  “Pie Songs have been written by Bob Dylan, The Beatles, John Cash, Led Zepplin, Neil Diamond and Tom Petty, to name a few,” said Schile.

The night is fun for adults and children alike.  “That was quite a party – I’m so very impressed and very happy that I was able to make it this year. No doubt that was a great deal of work for you and your many volunteers. We cannot thank you enough for all that you do for us. All of us at the Rivkin Center are eternally grateful!!”, said Clint Burwell, Past Executive Director of the Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research after his Pie Party attendance.

About the Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research

The mission of the Rivkin Center is to save lives and reduce suffering through improved treatment, early detection, and prevention of ovarian cancer. The Rivkin Center is working to accomplish this mission by:

The Center initiates scientific breakthroughs by establishing collaborations with the best and brightest minds both locally and globally. The Rivkin Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization; tax ID 91-2054035.


Sara Bennett at or Mary Schile at