Benefit for Sofia Goff and family at Kenyon Hall next Tuesday

One of several announcements we’ve received about the next fundraiser for former Café Revo proprietor Sofia Goff – this one is from Lou Magor at Kenyon Hall, which has donated space for the event next Tuesday:

Next Tuesday, November 23, from 2 to 10 P.M., we’re sponsoring an open house fundraiser for Sofia Goff, who until recently was the owner of Café Revo on Avalon.

Shortly after their restaurant opened, Sofia’s husband and business partner, Sean, passed away, leaving her with the decision of whether or not to continue. Thankfully, for all of us who had become accustomed to Revo’s uncommon cuisine, Sofia decided to give it a go.

Sadly, a few weeks ago, Sofia concluded that Café Revo must close its doors. Now she’s trying to pick up the pieces, and the folks at Kenyon Hall have jumped in to help.

Sofia is in danger of losing her home. The very thought of it brought tears to her eyes last week as she expressed the hope that her children, ages 10 and 16, having lost their father, and having watched their mother attempt unsuccessfully to save their family business, will somehow be able to continue to live in their home.

The open house at Kenyon Hall next Tuesday will be filled with good food and drink, provided by Sofia, her family, and several local restaurants, and continuous family-friendly entertainment, starting with Bob White and Andy Crow at the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ, playing classy accompaniments to classic silent films, and continuing with a variety of entertainers, all donating their time to help Sofia and her family brighten this dark period in their lives.

As plans become firm, I’ll send … more information, including an entertainment schedule and items to be included in a special silent auction. In the meantime, please join me in holding good thoughts for Sofia and her kids, and consider coming to Kenyon Hall sometime during the day or evening next Tuesday to lend a hand.

5 Replies to "Benefit for Sofia Goff and family at Kenyon Hall next Tuesday"

  • Sofia Goff November 18, 2010 (1:14 pm)

    Thank you so much to Lou and Kenyon Hall and also to the friends of Sofia Goff for putting on this event. We will be auctiong many Revo items at the event, keepsakes to remember Revo by. Including the pre-sale of a Cafe Revo cookbook. We hope this event can be the celebration of Cafe Revo and a chance to say good-bye officialy to all of our wonderful guests. More details are at and will be updated through out the next few days. Thank you again everyone for your support for my children and me. It means so much. Sofia

  • Lorelee November 20, 2010 (9:49 pm)

    Wsb- please repost on Monday/ Tuesday with a reminder & details if the event. I want to remember (new mama brain) to go!

  • sassy November 21, 2010 (10:07 pm)

    For those of us that cannot attend on Tuesday – could the Bank Account donation information for the Goff Family be re-posted?
    We would like to be able to show our support.
    Thank you. This is truly an amazing community.

    • WSB November 21, 2010 (10:13 pm)

      Hi there – It’s all on the Cafe Revo homepage, scroll to the bottom

  • Friends of Sofia Goff November 23, 2010 (1:15 pm)

    Benefit for Sofia date changed due to bad weather. It will be this Saturday November 27th instead. 7pm – midnight. Entertainment, silent auction and raffle will all still go on. Check the cafe revo website in the next few days for updated details. Cafe Revo Cook book is coming out soon! You can pre-order yours at the benefit for a discounted price and get yours autographed! Cant make the event?

    You can still donate to help Sofia and her children.

    Via Pay Pal at
    At any US Bank Branch, to the “Friends of Sofia Goff Fund.” Cards and donations may also be sent to Sofia Goff, 4742 – 42nd Ave SW #363, Seattle WA 98116.

    The Friends of Sofia Goff thank you for your support.

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