August 1, 2019

A Toast to Education

A Toast to Education


August 1, 2019
6:30 - 9:00 pm

Sol Stone Winery
19151 144th Ave NE,
Woodinville, WA


August 9, 2018


Come join us for a beautiful summer evening of fun and kindness!

August 9, 2018
6:30 pm

Sol Stone Winery Tasting Room
19151 144th Ave NE,
Woodinville, WA

August 10, 2017

Third times a charm!

We are back! Please join us for our third year at Sol Stone winery and watch us transform their tasting room in Woodinville, to a little taste of Nepal!

For $35, your evening will be filled with refreshing wine, homemade samosas and other traditional food; dancing to Nepalese music and raffle items galore.

We could celebrate our successful women daily, but tonight we will honor them. Their beautiful faces and smiles will be scattered around the winery for you all to look at while their stories are shared. I dare you not to smile when looking at their pictures (hint, they are contagious). This year marked 13 years for the Bo M Karlsson Foundation! No, you won't hear every story this evening but I will toot the Foundations horn! Come celebrate with us since you are part of our achievement!

This evening we will have a small silent auction with new, exciting prizes - anyone say cabin in the woods? Flight? Oh yes! Come see the new painting my Mom has been perfecting all year! Homemade sterling silver jewelry from Nepal will be on hand to purchase; photography, paintings, wine and Nepalese handicrafts will be available for raffle prizes.

Please spread the word and consider joining the friends and family of the Bo M Karlsson Foundation on this summer evening in August. It's almost as good as climbing in the Himalayas! Bring your trekking poles and I'll hang a picture of Everest from my last trek :-)

Namaste and see you in August,
Amanda and BMKF family

Sol Stone Winery:
Address: 19151 144th Ave NE, Woodinville, Washington 98072

May 10, 2017

GiveBIG fundraiser

photo: Gloria Posada

This year, the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation will be participating in the upcoming GiveBig event!

GiveBIG is an online fundraising event hosted by the Seattle Foundation with the purpose of strengthening the nonprofit sector in King County.

Thanks to a wonderful friend of our organization, all contributions up to $1,000 will be automatically matched! Your donation of any size could also be randomly selected by the Seattle Foundation for an extra $2,500 boost from their Dollars for Change fund.

Our goal is to raise $7,500. This amount will fund one of our scholars' entire college education. Pooja Yadav comes from a village in Rajbiraj, Nepal, and is currently enrolled in nursing school with graduation day set for July 2019.

Please make a donation to support us on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. If you are not available on May 10, you can give early by scheduling your donation at

Thank you for your support!

March 17, 2017

An Evening of Hope


November 5, 2016

Celebrate Women, Celebrate Shanta!

Saturday, November 5, 2016
2-5 pm
Bellevue, WA

Hosted by Nancy and John Kloster

Join us this weekend for an amazing afternoon of Perfectly Posh pampering, Moda Boscolo shopping, Sol Stone wine, noshes from Himalayan Sherpa House, a silent auction of Nepalese handcrafted items and works by local artists, delicious wines, and much, much more!

Net proceeds will benefit Shanta Bhat, a BMKF scholar pursuing a business degree.

"Our fundraiser for Shanta will be lots of fun. I know other people will be inspired by Shanta's story too, so come meet new people, sip wine, and shop! This is your chance to pick up some holiday gifts and support a great cause."
-Mari Hirabayashi

Gifts for sale will include Perfectly Posh products, yummy natural beauty and body products to pamper from head to toe; Melissa Boscolo’s Moda Boscolo up-cycled bags and curated collection of vintage clothing and accessories; and Nepalese art, crafts, and jewelry.

RSVP to or at (206) 446-2971.

August 4, 2016

Summer Evening of friendship with the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation

The Bo M. Karlsson Foundation invites you to a special evening in the world of Nepal!

Tonight we will celebrate our 12th anniversary while enjoying wine from Sol Stone Winery and delicious food from Himalayan Sherpa House. We will learn about the ways you can be a part of the next 12 years by donating to women in Nepal to help further her education. You will also have an opportunity to win items you can only get in Nepal (and my fundraiser)!

Raffle Tickets to purchase at the event for a chance to win the following:
Rock climbing passes from Vertical World
Yoga passes from Seattle studios
Restaurant gift cards and several handmade collectibles from Nepal and more...

Cost to attend only $30!
(Includes wine and nibbles)

Sol Stone Winery - 19151 144th Ave NE, Woodinville
Sol Stone Winery will also be providing 10% off their delectable bottles for purchase this evening.

We look forward to seeing you in August, Namaste!


April 15, 2016


@ Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 15, 16, 17, 2016

For more information visit the Aaina 2016 website:

October 9, 2015

Save the Date

Wine Appetizers and Silent Auction

July 23, 2015

You’re Invited – Wine Tasting Fundraiser coming soon

WHEN: Thursday July 23, 2015

WHERE: Sol Stone Winery
19151 144th Ave NE
Woodinville, WA 98072

TIME: 6:30 - 9:00 pm


June 27, 2015

Come join us at India Express Restaurant and have your fill of delicious Nepali/Indian food during Pride Week in Capitol Hill, Seattle

When: Saturday, June 27th
Where: 510 Broadway East (outdoor booth)
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Hosted by Mani and Sheila Chhetri of India Express Restaurant & Friends

Mouth-watering menu to choose from:
* Vegetable & Chicken Momos
* Chicken Rolls
* Chicken Choela
* Vegetable Samosas
Drinks: coconut water, mango juice, iced chai

All proceeds to benefit the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation, Nepal Earthquake Relief


April 30, 2015

M-bibe and Dimension present: Tyler Edwards and Wren

Bo M. Karlsson Foundation is humbled by the support of M-Bibe in its contributions to our fundraising efforts for the victims of the 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal. This local concert production and music promotion company, made up of a truly great group of people and musicians, is hosting a benefit show, wherein all entrance fees and donations throughout the night will be given directly to BMKF.

The benefit will take place Thursday, April 30, 2015 - doors opening at 7PM, music starting at 8PM - at the Ground Floor Project, located at 225 Cedar Street, Seattle, WA 98121. Visit their website or Facebook for more information about this wonderful event to help alleviate the suffering in Nepal.

Donations to this event will be used by BMKF to purchase emergency supplies for women and children to be distributed by our own on-the-ground team in Nepal.

Tyler Edwards and Wren
Date: April 30, 2015
Location: Ground Floor Project
Address: 225 Cedar Street, Seattle, WA 98121

April 24, 2015

10th Aaina Festival – Presented by Tasveer Org

Aaina: South Asian Womens' Focus is a festival that celebrates and focuses on the artistic and activist work of South Asian women through performance art, visual art, films, workshops and conversations aimed at highlighting issues critical to the empowerment of SA women.

Yoni Ki Baat (YKB), is a featured program of Aaina, a South Asian adaptation of The Vagina Monologues. It is a growing collection of authentic, bold, powerful and poignant stories told by South Asian women. Seattle YKB has taken on a creative life of its own in a unique space of sharing and community through sourcing and presenting true stories from local South Asian women. Seattle YKB is nationally recognized event among South Asians.

The 10th Aaina will take place from April 24th-26th, 2015 at Seattle Asian Art Museum on Capitol Hill, Seattle and the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation is proud to be one of the community partners of the festival.

Spotlight event 10th Yoni Ki Baat;

  • You Follow: A Search for One's Past, a film screening;
  • Gupshup, a visual art display by five local South Asian women
  • Community conversations aimed at highlighting issues relevant to South Asian women, men and youth through programs -Youth Voices, Community Speaks & SAPWN (South Asian Professional Women Network).
  • Saturday's YKB will be followed by wine reception to celebrate YKB participants through years and Gupshup artists.

The spotlight event of Aaina is 10th year celebration of Yoni Ki Baat, which will be directed by Ashika Chand and Pallavi Garg.

Buy Tickets for Yoni Ki Baat and You Follow: A Search for One's Past, the film.

RSVP: Aaina Facebook Event

August 16, 2014

Paris a Midi fundraiser

Paris a Midi fundraiser at Luc Restaurant in Seattle to fund our 2014-15 scholarships.

Paris a Midi Invite

May 31, 2014

3rd Annual Phoenix Penny Drive

3rd Annual Phoenix Penny Drive took place between January-May. Young Phoenix was joined by other young philanthropists Taejas, Mateo, Sonya, Lana, Teo, Kaia and Hale! The goal was $2000.00.

April 27, 2014

Istanbul Night fundraiser

Istanbul Night fundraiser included delicious Turkish, Middle Eastern, and Persian dishes, complemented by belly dancing, at Bistro Turquaz in Seattle's Madrona neighborhood. Net proceeds funded our 2014 scholarships.

Istanbul Night Invite

April 25, 2014

9th South Asian Women’s Festival

BMKF was a community sponsor for AAINA, 9th South Asian Women's Festival put on by Tasveer at the Seattle Asian Art Museum.