Fun and food raises $385,196 for LifeSpring to help kids

Bids were made and money was raised Oct. 11 at Bellevue LifeSpring's Wine at its Best: Wine Tasting & Auction at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue.

  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 4:55pm
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Lead Sommelier Rina Bussell kicked off the live auction by sabering a bottle of champagne.

Bids were made and money was raised Oct. 11 at Bellevue LifeSpring’s Wine at its Best: Wine Tasting & Auction at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. When the evening was over, $385,196 was raised for the organization’s Breaktime-Mealtime program that provides meals and snacks to students in Bellevue schools during breaks and summer.

The evening included cuisine and wine tasting of over 100 wines.

Greg Lill, president and CEO of DeLille Cellars, served as the VIP party host and his wife, Stacy Lill, founder and brand ambassador of O Wines, was the event’s honorary chair.

Event sponsors included Lexus of Bellevue, inome and Anu and Naveen Jain, The Bellevue Collection and the Kemper Freeman Family, Blucora, T-Mobile Foundation, 520 Bar & Grill, Puget Sound Bank and Charles Schwab.

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Top left: Presenting Sponsor Mark Babcock of Lexus of Bellevue with his wife, Tamara.


Top right: VIP party sponsors Anu and Naveen Jain of inome with event chair Trish Carpenter and executive director Jennifer Fischer


Left: A unique approach to choosing the winning raffle ticket.


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