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Community 'steps up to plate' to help Bellevue LifeSpring

 Randi Brazen, Dr. James Kriseman, Trish Carpenter (Bellevue LifeSpring president and chair of the board), Chef John Howie (recipient of the first annual 2014 Wings Award and the luncheon
Randi Brazen, Dr. James Kriseman, Trish Carpenter (Bellevue LifeSpring president and chair of the board), Chef John Howie (recipient of the first annual 2014 Wings Award and the luncheon's keynote speaker) and emcee Patti Payne.
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Bellevue LifeSpring is 100 years old and still going strong as it showed at the Step up to the Plate annual benefit luncheon March 27.

The event exceeded this year's fundraising goal by raising an amazing $350,000 for Bellevue's children and their families in need. The money raised will provide programs that feed, clothe and educate those who live in the Bellevue School District and are facing an emergency or crisis in their lives.

 

 

Left: Jim Mitchell (CEO, Puget Sound Bank and Bellevue LifeSpring board chair-elect), Trish Carpenter, Lifetime Philanthropy Award recipients Kemper and Betty Freeman, who were recognized for their decades of visionary leadership and contributions to the enrichment of the Bellevue community.

 

Below left: Trish Carpenter and event ambassadors Joseph and Randi Brazen.

 

Below right: Lifetime Philanthropy Award recipients Naveen and Anu Jain, (inome), who were honored for their personal and corporate commitment in support of Bellevue LifeSpring.

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