About Our Guild

"The Miracle House," a name coined for Seattle Children's by faithful supporter and storyteller Phil Smart, Sr., was a name given to our guild as recognition of our unique history.  

Traditionally, a guild’s core membership is a group of friends, co-workers or neighbors. Our guild was created by the Guild Association in response to a diverse group of people who expressed an interest in guild membership, but who did not have a specific link to an existing guild. Thus The Miracle House Guild was formed in 2000 which brought together a group of strangers from all over greater King and Pierce counties.

Now in our eighteenth year, we are a strong group of friends and one of the top 25 revenue-producing guilds. Our numbers have grown as friends of friends and members of our patient spotlight families have joined the guild. We all share an on-going commitment to supporting Seattle Children's and we are proud of the tradition we have created with our annual “Where Miracles Take Flight” auction.

2018 Guild Officers

  • President - Jessica Devine
  • VP/Membership - Mary Jo Foseid
  • Treasurer - Maureen Moreton
  • Secretary - Nicole Holley

2018 Auction Chairs

  • Procurement - Mary Jo Foseid
  • Marketing - Renee Hartnett
  • Logistics - Amy Wick
  • Finance - Maureen Moreton



18th Annual

'Where Miracles Take Flight'



Saturday, October 27, 2018

Palace Ballroom
2100 5th Ave - Seattle, WA

Doors Open at 6:30 PM

Silent and Live Auctions; Wine and Cocktails
Heavy Hors D'oeuvres
Cocktail Attire



To serve as advocates for Seattle Children's through our volunteer, philanthropic and educational endeavors to ensure excellent health care for all children in our region.


2017 Patient Spotlight - Layla Beckstrand

In the words of her mother, Jessica Beckstrand:

"Layla was diagnosed with Stage 4, high risk neuroblastoma on October 29, 2015, when her dad found a pronounced lump in her belly. We initially thought it was an enlarged liver. When we heard the words, “Layla has cancer,” our whole life, way of thinking and our family was devastated. Layla was 18 months old at diagnosis and her brother, Owen, was 4. Her cancer was extremely toxic to the body to treat. Layla went through chemotherapy, surgeries, transfusions, radiation, tandem stem cell transplants, fevers, and last but not least immunotherapy. It was awful yet amazing watching what her little body could handle and overcome. It was also remarkable and sad watching her brother go from being a kid to being a caretaker of his sick, bald-headed, baby sister. We have been through the ringer as a family, but have become incredibly close and strong because of it all. We were happy to have successfully completed treatment as of February 2017.  Thank you for your support of this guild and for letting me share our story with you all!"