Why the name “CACHET”?

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A Spaceworks Fundraiser for Tacoma’s Creative Economy
Thursday, May 30, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
West of the Waterway


In selecting a name for our spring fundraising event, we wanted something that could pair well with the existing NEON Art Party, something that helped reinforce our intentions to raise funds. For us, CACHET plays with three ideas:

  • The literal definition, which refers to a state of respect, prestige, and admiration. We’re pretty proud of Spaceworks and want to share our accomplishments to leaders and donors within the region! And more than just Spaceworks, we also want a night to elevate and celebrate the entire creative economy in Tacoma. The artists and entrepreneurs we work with are truly the tastemakers and changemakers of the city and have an outsized impact on our business and culture. 
  • The reference to “cache” or to store and hide items away for future use. Our program participants are on a long and often arduous journey as creative entrepreneurs. Just like hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail, it’s necessary to cache resources and care packages along the way. Our hope is that donations made to Spaceworks are viewed as investments that help people through some of the biggest career transitions of their lives. (Also, this fundraiser precedes a period in our fiscal year where we have fewer grants and service contracts. The infusion of capital helps keeps our programs going during the summer and early fall). 
  • “Cache” as a homophone for “cash”. This is an event to raise dollars after all!


If you look at our mood board for the event, you’ll see our effort to add some glamor to grit, to make beauty out of the ordinary. Being an artist or launching a business requires hard work, courage, and imagination. Those who make the journey, or even bravely take the first steps, are deserving of our respect. They’ve earned a certain level of cachet by acting upon their dreams. We look forward to sharing their stories with you.