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The Rainier Club Laureate Award

As a part of The Rainier Club’s mission to engage business, civic and creative leaders, the Rainier Club Laureate Award honors annually a creative professional with ties to the Pacific Northwest. A Rainier Club Laureate is recognized for his/her notable achievements in visual, literary and performing arts. This award grants each Laureate recipient with a Rainier Club membership for life.

2017 Laureate

In October, The Rainier Club will recognize Narrative Non-fiction Author Daniel James Brown as its 2017 Rainier Club Laureate.

Mr. Brown is known for vividly and accurately bringing compelling historical events to life. His most recent book, Boys in the Boat, celebrates the 1936 U.S. men's Olympic eight-oar rowing team hailing from the University of Washington. It was number one on the New York Times best-seller list in 2014. Brown's debut book Under the Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894, and his second book, The Indifferent Stars Above, were both finalists for Washington State Book Award in 2007 and 2010.

  • 2010-2016
    • 2016
      Peter Boal
      Master of Dancing and Directing

      Ann and Nancy wilson
      Masters of Rock and Roll


      Jim Olsen
      Master of the Art of Architecture

      William Bolcom
      Master of Musical Composition

      Timothy Egan
      Master of the Art of Journalism

      Stephen Wadsworth
      Master of Opera and Stage
  • 2000-2009
    • 2009

      Charles Johnson

      Master of Philosophical Fiction



      Kathryn Gustafson

      Master of Landscape



      Tom Skerritt

      Master of the Cinematic Arts



      Tom Robbins

      Master of the Serio-Comedic Novel



      Jane Eaglen

      Master of Voice



      The Late August Wilson

      Master of Drama



      Ernestine Anderson

      Master of Song



      David Horsey

      Master of The Caricature and the Satiric Line



      Dale Chihuly

      Master of the Art of Glass



      Jonathan Raban

      Master of the Word