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TONIGHT’S PROGRAM 5:30 REGISTRATION EXPRESS PAY Register for Express Pay with the cashiers before the auction begins to avoid standing in line at the close of the auction. At the end of the evening, simply go to the Express Pay Checkout Table where you will be given a receipt and the auction items you have won.

EMERALD TICKET The Emerald Ticket is the best buy in town. Purchase an Emerald Ticket (or two, three, or more!) for $100 each for a chance to win the Live Auction item of your choice (excludes Seabourn Cruise & Enchanted Italy Package). There are only 250 Emerald Tickets available.


(co-sponsored by Mrs. Cook’s and Le Creuset) Purchase a Celebrity Chefs Dinner ticket at $75 each, receive a beautiful Le Creuset mini cocotte and a chance to have three of Seattle’s celebrated chefs prepare this evening’s dinner just for your table. This one-of-a-kind dining experience is created by chefs Tamara Murphy of Terra Plata, Jerry Traunfeld of Poppy and Lion Head, and Leslie Mackie of Macrina Bakery. The four courses created by these local talents will be sure to delight your palate!

TASTE AND SIP Experience small plates created just for you by our fabulous GSBA-member caterers and restaurants. Drink our signature cocktail, I’Incanto della Luce, created by Tutta Bella using ABSOLUT Vodka and don’t miss the Wine District where 12 Washington State wineries are pouring tastes for you to discover.

BID, BID, BID! Our Silent Auctions begin during the reception. We have the Marketplace (inside the 5th Avenue room), the LUX Section (in the Grand Foyer), and our most fabulous wine auctions in the Wine District (inside Grand Ballroom) and in the Wine Gallery (inside Grand Crescent room).




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Welcome to the 2016 Twenty-six years ago, two teachers did not know the impact they would have over the course of the next two decades. Creating the first LGBTQ scholarship fund in the country has given more than 500 LGBTQ and allied students an opportunity not only to graduate from college, but to be embraced by a community committed to their success as the next generation of leaders. Over the course of the past 26 years, GSBA has awarded more than $2.7 million in scholarships to over 500 LGBTQ and allied leaders helping to change the dialogue around equal rights. Through your dedication and generosity, we will continue this mission. This is a milestone year for the Scholarship Fund as we announce The GSBA Guarantee, the organization's newest initiative committing to funding our students through the four full years of their undergraduate career. We want to ensure not only that our Scholars are able to enroll in college, but that they feel financially secure enough to continue their education year-after-year. All too often, financial pressures force students to drop out before completing their degrees and it can be incredibly difficult to re-enroll. Additionally, by combining the resources of both the chamber and the Scholarship Fund, GBSA is doubling down on its investments in our students’ leadership development outside of the classroom. Shepherding scholars through their undergraduate education, by providing financial and persistence support puts GSBA at the forefront of the college success movement. This commitment allows our students to build up their leadership within their communities as they work through their degrees. This gala is an incredible event full of great food, amazing wines, and phenomenal entertainment. We cannot forget amidst all the festivities that our goal is to raise money for the GSBA Scholarship Fund. Last year your generosity allowed us to award over $410,000 to 55 students. Tonight we plan on breaking all past records! The money raised tonight will ensure that we have the ability to create a new cohort of leaders in the LGBTQ community - these are the students that will guarantee that for the next generation, equality will no longer be a cause, but the norm. This event would not be possible without the stalwart leadership of our members and sponsors, particularly our Title Sponsor 1st Security Bank different and our Presenting Sponsor Comcast. We would also like to thank all of our members who have sponsored TASTE including our incredible caterers, restaurants, and wineries bringing you their finest delicacies. We would be remiss if we also did not thank the GSBA staff and volunteers. Without their commitment, countless hours of work, and sleepless nights—we would not be here tonight. GSBA is its members, without this supportive business community there would not be a Scholarship Fund or the TASTE. As you read through the program tonight and watch the evening’s events, take note of the businesses that are GSBA members and remember to support them with your business needs. Thank you for helping to forever change the life of a GSBA Scholar! Gladys Gillis & Joe Adams TASTE of GSBA Dinner Co-chairs A benefit for the GSBA Scholarship Fund / 3

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Thank you to the restaurants and caterers that provided fabulous food for tonight's gala. All are GSBA members, all are outstanding talents, and all are helping to support our scholars through their participation.

Thank you to our celebrity chefs, who hail from some of Seattle’s finest restaurants:

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A very special thank you to the Washington state wineries in the Wine District and the Gallerie


Thank you to the wineries who hosted tables: Damsel Cellars

8 Bells Winery

Aluel Cellars

Guardian Cellars

Caprio Cellars

Janice Dean, Purple CT Doescher, Purple April Pogue, Loulay Lee Spires, AQUA by El Gaucho


Norkotah potato & fennel bisque with pumpkin seed pesto & pomegranate (Vegan/gluten-free) SALAD

Baby arugula & radicchio salad with baked brie & strawberries, spiced mandarin orange jam, and red wine vinaigrette (Veg) PRE-SELECTED MAIN COURSE

Mt. Vernon grilled beef with Chateau Ste. Michelle gastrique, hilltop produce beet, celery root, potato and seasonal vegetables (GF)

Macadamia crusted pan seared Steelhead with romesco sauce, celery root, parsnip and roasted seasonal vegetables (GF) Grilled tofu and spinach kofta in makani gravy with basmati rice (GF) DESSERT

White chocolate praline crème brulee with chocolate almond cake, chantilly cream & fresh raspberries No-bake pumpkin cheesecake with graham cracker crust, candied cranberries and cinnamon whipped cream

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2016 Voice of GSBA Scholarship

Special Thanks To Laura Michalek, Amanda Westbrooke, and PSAV

Thank you to our fabulous bars and restaurants for participating in the 2016

CONGRATULATIONS to all the Cocktail Contest winners! BEST COCKTAIL Tutta Bella's I'Incanto della Luce BEST DECOR Lobby Bar at Pan Pacific Hotel BEST BARTENDER Gregg Holcomb - Witness

THE RECIPE ABSOLUT Vodka Solerno blood orange liqueur St. Germain Elderflower liqueur Fresh squeezed lemon juice Averna Amaro

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CELEBRATING 26 YEARS Seeing too many LGBTQ youth without support motivated two teachers in 1990 to launch the first LGBTQ scholarship fund in the country. Those early visionaries were members of GSBA, one of the first chambers created specifically to support LGBTQowned businesses. In that initial year GSBA awarded $5,000 to two scholars. The Fund continues to grow with unprecedented support, and this year GSBA surpassed $2.7 million in cumulative scholarships as we awarded $410,000 to 55 students. To date we have awarded scholarships to a diverse group of over 500 scholars. Each of them possesses the skills, talents, and dedication to make their dreams of bettering their communities and the world a reality. None of this would have been possible without the foresight, vision and passion of countless volunteers, donors and supporters over the years. This year, GSBA is proud to announce The GSBA Guarantee, the organization's newest initiative to provide funding to students during four years of undergraduate work. Financial barriers, often due to family estrangement, are one of the major reasons LGBTQ students do not graduate from college. By significantly decreasing, and in most cases eliminating, this barrier, GSBA has opened doors for students to focus on feeling connected to a community, one of the biggest factors in a student's ability to persist through graduation. Each February, over 100 volunteers gather to interview students who will be our future leaders. Volunteers come back year after year for this life-changing opportunity. Please contact the office if you are interested in joining the process this year. Applications are available online at and are due by January 13, 2017. Scholarships will be awarded at the annual Scholars Dinner held on May 19, 2017. You won’t want to miss this inspiring event!


Bill Craven & Justin Huff

Darren Hoerner & John Bredeson

Joe Adams

Michael Crowell

Kelly Keller

Atlas Workbase

Lori Dugdale

Brian Lavery

Gerald Bernhoft

Sara Elward

Krista Mann

Louise Chernin

Fremont Brewing

Michael Mattmiller

Steve Crandall

Greg & Kyle Gillis

Neil McDevitt

The GSBA Scholarship Fund founders

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Sandy Peterson Mark RosĂŠn Fred Schoen Paul Sherman Kevin Spratt Meade Thayer John Zmolek

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THE LOVE MARKETS LED BY singer-songwriter Angie Louise and inspired by the artists of Weimar Berlin, The Love Markets make songs of love and revolution for a modern world. In 2013 the band released their debut album, World Of Your Dreams this August saw the release of their second album, Beauty Factory. Fixtures in Seattle's arts scene since 2009, The Love Markets have performed at ACT Theatre, City Arts Fest, Seattle Art Museum and Burlesco Notturno, appeared on TV's "ArtZone with Nancy Guppy" and as special guests in concert with Seattle Men's Chorus, and donned their slips and berets for galas from Lifelong AIDS Alliance to Seattle Children's Theatre. An Academy of American Poets prizewinner lauded as a "singer, songwriter and actress with fearsome chops" (City Arts), Louise writes about heroes in unlikely

places, and her range of emotional and musical curiosity finds ideal expression in Robertson Witmer's shape-shifting accordion, the strut of David Marriott Jr.'s trombone, Dave Pascal's funky bass and Chris Monroe's sinuous drums. Listen and explore at

AERIAL AND ACROBATIC ARTISTS Terry Crane | acrobatics and rope Erica Rubenstein | acrobatics Leslie Rosen | LED poi Kim Brown | LED poi SPECIAL THANKS Martha Enson | Director, EnJoy Productions Llysa Holland | Production Stage Manager Victor Janusz and Medearis "MD" Dixson for their performance during the reception. A benefit for the GSBA Scholarship Fund / 13

About our Emcee, Amanda Westbrooke Master of Ceremonies Amanda Westbrooke has long been inspired by the gifts of storytelling. Her Virginia childhood, filled with lessons, colloquialisms, and the tender stories of tradition exalted by her three Southern aunts Ramona, Faye, and Winkie, have landed her smack dab in the middle of telling stories for purpose and progress throughout her entire life. For the past decade, Ms. Westbrooke has served as host of Tacoma's City Line Television's weekly economic and cultural affairs program. As a natural educator, here, Ms. Westbrooke wafts and weaves local tradition with urban progress. With vast experience at Microsoft in human resources, as a former teacher and curriculum development specialist for First Presbyterian School, as Director of Education & Outreach for Tacoma's Little Theatre, and as Strategic Project Manager for Metro Parks, Ms. Westbrooke's virtues were not lost on those who have either worked with her or were led by her. As a mother to grown daughter Olivia, Ms. Westbrooke would be the first to admit, the lessons of life have only just begun to tell their story. Her love of gardening, food, films, fashion, opera, and classical music reflects Ms. Westbrooke's style, grace, and elegance that comes natural to her role as your host today. To inquire about Ms. Westbrooke’s services kindly email

You’ll Come A Long Way Baby: About Our Auctioneer, Laura Michalek Fundraising Auctioneer Laura Michalek still relies on the endurance and discipline she possessed when at the age of 15, she was the first female winner of the Chicago Marathon. While Ms. Michalek has hardly missed a day of running since then, it’s this intention to excel at what she loves that is most evident. “To me Auctioneering is about giving a lot of yourself, before and during the event, in a way that most folks wouldn’t expect.” Her style, fundraising insight, and commitment to her clients, and their mission, not only sets her apart, but has created a career beyond Ms. Michalek’s wildest dreams. “I’ve always been deeply interested in how non-profits I care about are going to sustain themselves, so it is nothing less than a thrill to know I can personally and professionally be part of that.” As the youngest winner in the history of the Chicago Marathon, it has not been lost on Ms. Michalek that this experience informed her whole life. “When I start Auctioneering, it’s like being in the starting block all over again, and I still set out to win, however this time it’s for the organization I’m representing.” To hear what folks are saying about Ms. Michalek, visit, email or direct at (206) 464-0850. 14 / 2016 The TASTE of GSBA: Equalux


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MEET OUR CELEBRITY CHEFS In 2009, the Seattle PI named Chef TAMARA MURPHY one of five entertainment and culture icons to watch, and cited that she “…has been a Seattle cooking star for nearly two decades, but now she's moving beyond traditional restaurants into wild and vibrant collaborations.” This much honored and always inventive James Beard award winner and one of Food & Wine’s picks for Ten Best New Chefs in America is doing just that as a restaurant owner and as author of TENDER: farmers, cooks, eaters. Trained in New York and relocated to the Northwest, Tamara partnered in 1999 to open Brasa, one of the first area restaurants to focus on sourcing local, seasonal products in support of regional farmers. In 2012 she opened Terra Plata on Capitol Hill to widespread acclaim. A force in the national culinary community, Tamara has traveled the country to share the important message of local sustainable food. Regionally, she has created events such as An Incredible Feast – Where the Farmers are the Stars (pairing farmers and chefs to raise awareness and funds for local family farms), The Good Farmer Fund (to help local farmers gain direct access to emergency funding during crop or farm loss), and Burning Beast (where chefs come together to raise awareness for local farmers). JERRY TRAUNFELD is chef and owner of Poppy and Lion Head, a pair of innovative restaurants in Seattle’s vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood. Poppy's menu borrows the idea of the thali to present Jerry's own style of Northwest cooking, highlighting seasonal ingredients, fresh herbs, and spices. It was named one of 50 best new restaurants in Travel & Leisure and made the Condé Nast hot list of 50 top new restaurants in the world. Lion Head opened this past summer to critical acclaim for its unique take on Sichuanese cuisine. Jerry graduated from the California Culinary Academy in 1983 and started his professional career at two important San Francisco restaurants, Ernie’s and Stars. After moving to Seattle, Jerry became executive chef of The Alexis Hotel, overseeing 4 restaurants including the Café Alexis. A benefit for the GSBA Scholarship Fund / 17

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Jerry became executive chef of The Herbfarm in 1990. Over the next 17 years Jerry helped turn it into a top-rated destination restaurant, garnering national attention for his seasonal Northwest menus, innovative use of culinary herbs, and early dedication to local sustainable ingredients. In 2000, he won the James Beard award for Best Chef Northwest. Jerry is the author of The Herbfarm Cookbook, which won an IACP award, and The Herbal Kitchen, which has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Food and Wine, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Fortune, and more. LESLIE MACKIE picked up her kitchen skills at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, but baking was her true love. She was soon creating pastry for acclaimed chefs Lydia Shire and Susan Regis at Biba in Boston. While working as a restaurant consultant in Los Angeles, she found herself more and more interested in bread, drawn by the combination of science and intuition required when baking. She was among the first wave of Americans experimenting with recipes from European master bakers and a long, slow fermentation process. Mackie rediscovered the craft's traditional, almost spiritual importance. Leslie was head baker at Seattle's Grand Central Bakery, then in 1993 she opened her own place, Macrina. All of Seattle knows Macrina's irresistible artisan breads. Leslie's recipes reach well beyond Seattle, from her appearances on Julia Child's "Baking with Julia" television series to features on many Food Network shows. Leslie received a 1999 outstanding contributor award and several nominations for the Outstanding Pastry Chef Award from the James Beard Foundation. Leslie has written two cookbooks – Macrina Bakery & Café Cookbook and More from Macrina. She is an active member in Les Dames d'Escoffier and currently serves on the board of the Bread Bakers Guild of America.

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Martha Davis

Bryan Adamson

Marci Flanery

Alaska Airlines

Kevin Gaspari & Kent Thoelke

Antioch University Bank of America BECU Vernon C. Bennett, CPA Kim Bogucki

Group Health J.P. Morgan Chase Jennifer Jimenez Jenny Harding Holland America Line Jeff Kinney & Beto Yarce

Bulk FR8

Steve Lambert & Kevin Bohnert

Amy Burdick Carter Subaru Louise Chernin & Mary Klein Brandon Chun

Dena Levine Ilona Lohrey & Susan Houck Ernie Lou

Gary Collins

Travis Mears


Michael Melancon & Glenn Johnson

Danny Cords Stephanie Dallas & Krista Mann

Microsoft Moss Adams

Drew Ness & Alex Ma Outerwall Pacific Medical Centers Jay Petterson & Michael Mattmiller Precept Wine PwC Mark Rosén & Mathew Bockus John Rubino Kurt Sarchet & Kevin Spratt Brett Schaffter & Luke Bartlett Michael Taylor / Seattle Colleges Seattle Mariners Greg Serum Momoko & Tadashi Shiga Slalom Consulting SMC / SWC

Karen Olson / Space Needle Starline Transportation John Sternlicht Meade Thayer & Ray Fernandez Theresa Trinidad & Shehreen Johnson Tulalip Resort Casino Tutta Bella Uber Umpqua Bank US Bank UW Medicine Verity Credit Union Paul Villa & Curtis Bigelow Visit Seattle Wells Fargo Bank Whitepages John Wong

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Carrie Carson, Point B

Louise Chernin, President & CEO

Danny Cords, Starbucks

Kevin Gaspari, Chair Windermere Real Estate

Elaine DuCharme, Attorney at Law

Drew Ness, Vice Chair 1st Security Bank

Calvin Goings, US Small Business Admin.

Linda Di Lello Morton, Terra Plata Gladys Gillis, Starline Luxury Coaches

Brandon Chun, Secretary MDC

Rob Hampton, Visit Seattle Jenny Harding, New Chapter Weddings

Marci Flanery, Treasurer CPA

David Hernandez, New York Life Beth Hester, Comcast

Stephanie Dallas, Scholarship Chair Jay Petterson, Public Affairs Chair Blue Wave Political Partners Martha Davis, Immediate Past Chair City Lights Sign Company

Jennifer Jimenez, Eastside Women's Health Center Jeff Kinney, Evergreen Certified, LLC Dena Levine, DML Insurance John Rubino, GreenRubino


Kurt Sarchet, Precision Garage Door Service

Brian Adamson, Seattle University School of Law

John Sternlicht, EDA of Skagit County

Allan Aquila, Allan Aquila & Associates, LLC

Paul Villa, The Lobby Bar

Chris Befumo, US Bank

Barb Wilson, Vulcan

Kim Bogucki, Seattle Police Dept.

Beto Yarce, Ventures

TASTE Committee Members Linda Di Lello Morton

Jill Paxton

Kevin Gaspari

Austin Smith

Clean Israel

Van Spires

Danny Cords

Dena Levine

Tamara Tachdjian

Peter Crook

Brian Ludford

Kent Thoelke

Timothy De Clue

Jill Nichols-Hicks

Bill Wolfe

TASTE CO-CHAIRS Gladys Gillis & Joe Adams Keith Anderson Matt Bockus

Scholarship Steering Committee Members EXECUTIVE BOARD Stephanie Dallas, Scholarship Chair

Sara Elward

Kirsten Weiss

Steve Gunn

Khaliah Williams

Kevin Gaspari, Board President

Brian Lavery Michael Melancon

STAFF Louise Chernin

Rob Roche

Mark Rosén

Meade Thayer

Travis Mears

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Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

GSBA Members and Supporters

Rigoberto Garcia & his amazing team


GSBA STAFF Louise Chernin, President & CEO Amy Burdick, Business Development Manager Cody Chapin, Marketing & Communications Coordinator Carlos Chavez, Programs & Events Manager Rachel Chernin, Director of Operations & Finance Jason Dittmer, Director of Marketing & Communications Alanna Francis, Office & Events Coordinator Matt Landers, Public Policy & Communications Manager Ilona Lohrey, Membership, Outreach & Engagement Manager Travis Mears, Director of Development & Scholarship Programs Taryn Nielsen, Graphic Designer Mark RosĂŠn, Vice President of Development & Corporate Relations

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RULES & REGULATIONS GENERAL RULES AND INFORMATION Use your bid number, which you have received with your bid packet, for both the live and silent portion of the auction. Your winning bid constitutes an agreement to purchase the item at that price. All sales are final and there will be no exchanges or refunds on items unless otherwise noted. Please read all detailed descriptions of items before bidding, including restrictions and expiration dates. All items have no cash value. Reservations for trips and vacation accommodations must be mutually arranged with the donor unless otherwise noted. Tickets in travel packages are for coach class unless otherwise noted. No refunds will be allowed on travel packages for cancelled tickets and/or accommodations. Greater Seattle Business Association has attempted to describe and catalog all items correctly, but all items are offered “as is”. GSBA neither warrants nor represents, and in no event shall be responsible for the correctness of descriptions, genuineness, authorship, provenance or condition of the items. No statement made in this catalog or made orally at the auction or elsewhere, shall be deemed such a warranty representation or assumption of liability. Unless otherwise noted, the expiration of gift certificates is November 19, 2017. AUCTION SERVICE FEE Thank you for supporting the GSBA Scholarship Fund, which is made possible by your generous support. This year, in addition, most purchases will be subject to a 5% processing fee. The fee helps offset costs associated with producing the auction. In particular, the fee helps cover: 1. Credit card fees charged to us by the bank 2. Computers and operators for registration and payment processing 3. Auction team services On your statement of account, the fee will be listed as an “administrative and data processing fee”. The service fee works by adding 5% to a purchased item (so a $100 item is charged $105). The fee applies to all items, except: Emerald Ticket, Celebrity Chefs Dinner ticket and the Funda-Scholar donations and pledges. We recognize that service fees represent an additional expense for you, our supporters. By generously accepting these fees, GSBA is able to direct as much revenue as possible to our Scholarship Program. Thank you.

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SILENT AUCTION To bid on Silent Auction items, write your bid number legibly on the silent auction bid form for the specific item. Bid raises must be made at least in the minimum increments specified on the bid sheet, but you may skip ahead to a higher bid. A “Guaranteed Bid” placed before the Silent Auction closing time will end all bidding and guarantee the sale of that item to the guaranteed bidder. LIVE AUCTION Simply raise your bid card when you wish to bid during the Live Auction. At the end of the bidding for each item, the auctioneer will call out the winning number. Upon winning a Live Auction item a runner will bring a live bidder form to your table to be signed. A signature constitutes a legal contract to buy. LIVE BIDDING FRENZY During the live auction, the auctioneer will conduct a bidding frenzy with the items listed in the chart in the auction catalog. The frenzies move fast, but are a great way for everyone to play along and raise their paddle. You are the lucky winner if your bid number is called at the end of the frenzy item. FUND-A-SCHOLAR At this point of the live auction, you will have the opportunity to support students from our community. Simply raise your bid number when the amount you would like to pledge is called out. You can raise your paddle multiple times if you wish. The amount will be automatically charged to your account and can be paid for with your other items. 100% of your donation goes to the Scholarship Fund and is fully tax deductible, as allowed by law. If you would like to make your payments over the course of the year, please ask the check-out staff to make note and we will contact you to set up payment following the event. ITEM PICK UP All items must be paid for in full tonight. MasterCard, Visa, American Express, personal checks, and cash are all welcome. Please make checks payable to GSBA Scholarship Fund. To check out, go to the cashier and state your name and bid number. Take the voucher(s) you receive to the Checkout Area to claim your merchandise. All items must be claimed and removed by the purchaser the night of the auction. Larger items may be picked up at a later date agreed upon at check out, and must be picked up before December 17, 2016. All purchases are final and there will be no exchanges or refunds on items. All items are sold “as is.”

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Committed to our communities. Long after our flights have landed, we’re busy caring for the people, families, businesses, and places that make Seattle such a great place to live.

Proud Emerald Sponsor of GSBA.

LIVE AUCTION #1 | VIP Taste of Washington Experience

Two weekend passes to the 2017 Taste Washington Grand Tasting, March 23–26, 2017. The experience includes: one room for two nights at Hotel Vintage in downtown Seattle; transportation between the hotel and Taste Washington; dinner for two at Purple Café and Wine Bar; a selection of Washington State Wines; a Gourmet Seattle Food & Cultural Tour for two with Savor Seattle Food Tours; four flights shared by two people at iFly Seattle; two Seattle CityPasses for admission to six of Seattle's must see attractions including Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises Seattle Harbor Tour, Pacific Science Center, EMP Museum, and your choice of Woodland Park Zoo or Museum of Flight. Amtrak will provide you with complimentary round trip coach tickets for two anywhere on the Amtrak Cascades route. Restrictions: Must be 21 or older to attend the event. Tickets are nontransferable and valid for the 2017 Grand Tasting only on 03/25/2017– 03/26/2017. Amtrak tickets are invalid for stopovers are non-transferable and based on availability. Value: $3,000 Thank you: Visit Seattle

#2 | Willamette Wine Experience at Archery Summit

Archery Summit is a premier creator of extraordinary Pinot Noir in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Discover and learn about the world class wines produced in a three-day winery experience, with tours and estate tastings for up to six people. Including a two-night stay at their beautiful guest house with 270-degree views over the vineyards near Dundee, Oregon. Restrictions: Must contact winery for availability. Expires 11/19/2017. Value: $2,160 Thank you: Archery Summit Winery and Bill Wolfe

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#3 | Greek Dinner for Ten

You’ll be the envy of the gods. Feast on an authentic five-course Greek dinner and paired wines with nine guests. From the moment you enter your host’s elegant home you will be wined and dined with hors d’oeuvres created to prepare your palette for an evening of unbelievable taste pleasures. No detail is left out, from the personal menu and place card designed just for you, including your name written in Greek, to the delightful attention of the servers who will engage you with wonderful culinary tales. Your local Greek god John Economus is looking forward to creating a mouthwatering dinner guaranteed to transport you to the Greek Isles. Restrictions: Subject to mutually agreeable date. Expires 11/22/2017. Value: $1,500 Thank you: John Economus

#4 | Sounders Pride Match Celebration

Scarves up! You and eleven friends will join Sounders FC for a one-ofa-kind matchday experience for the 2017 Pride Match! You and your guests will participate in the on-field opening ceremony and then enjoy the match in style with your very own suite. Includes twelve suite tickets, four parking passes, and standard food & beverage order. Restrictions: Match date still to be determined (June or July 2017 date). On-field participants must be ages 13 and up, and will require a rehearsal start time 3–3.5 hours before kickoff. Value: $4,200 Thank you: Seattle Sounders FC and Roger Levesque

#5 | Terra Plata Dinner for Twelve

James Beard Award-winning chef Tamara Murphy will prepare a mouthwatering, multi-course seasonal dinner for you and 11 of your friends at her Capitol Hill restaurant, Terra Plata. Enjoy handcrafted cocktail and wine pairings throughout the meal. Terra Plata is committed to sourcing their ingredients from local growers and artisan producers who practice organic, sustainable farming. Terra Plata’s delectable offerings will create a memorable dining experience and delight the palates of everyone at the table. Restrictions: Tax and gratuity not included. Subject to mutually-agreeable date; not valid for Monday, Friday, or Saturday. Expires 11/19/2017. Value: $2,750 Thank you: Terra Plata

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#6 | Tulalip VIP Comedy Weekend for Ten

One night deluxe accommodations for five couples at Tulalip Resort Casino. Includes Party Table for ten at the award-winning Blackfish restaurant, where salmon is prepared using traditional tribal techniques over an open fire-pit with ironwood sticks. The meal includes a four-bottle sommelier selection and a seasonal oyster flight. Continue your evening with tickets to the Wayne Brady Comedy Concert with VIP seating and meet & greet. Restrictions: Only valid for 03/04/2017. Gratuities not included. Value: $4,000 Thank you: Tulalip Resort Casino

#7 | Seven Nights in Panama

Imagine you and your partner in this romantic, one-bedroom apartment with a priceless view in one of Central America’s most exciting cities. Stay seven nights on the Cinta Costera, Panama’s waterfront promenade close to nightlife, fine dining and the Panama’s old city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 31st-floor apartment has an expansive balcony and features gorgeous city and ocean views. This is the perfect base to explore the city and the country. Building includes a rooftop swimming pool, gymnasium, and a doorman. Restrictions: Valid 01/31/17–12/15/2017. Subject to mutually-agreeable date. Value: $1,750 Thank you: Vicki Marie Stolsen

#8 | Time for Mischief

Spend an evening learning to mix your very own craft cocktails at Fremont Mischief Distillery for a Cocktail Academy with mixologists from Seattle Bartending Company. You will learn about and sample the eight different spirits created at the distillery and even take a private tour of the facilities. It will be an evening you won't forget. Limited to 50 spots! Restrictions: Date of event will be released during the auction. Value: $100 per spot—only 50 spots available Thank you: Patty Bishop, Mike Sherlock of Fremont Mischief, and Dena Levine

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#9 | Wine Tower Dinner at Purple Cafe & GSBA Board Wine Cellar

You and three friends will experience a wine-with-food-pairings dinner in the heart of the Wine Tower at Purple CafĂŠ. Chef Harry Mills and Wine Director Chris Horn pair food with wine not through theorizing, conjecture, and guessing, but rather through discussion, trial, and collaboration between their team of chefs and sommeliers. Each and every dish they make gets its own unique, verified pairing. In addition you will get an instant wine cellar of your own care of the GSBA Board of Directors. Includes wines from: Barrage, Kerloo, Dusted Valley, Eight Bells, Structure, Bartholomew, Kestrel and many more! Restrictions: Allow three weeks advance notice for the Wine Tower Dinner. Expires 11/19/2017. Value: $4,000 Thank you: Purple CafĂŠ and Wine Bar, GSBA Board, and Friends of the GSBA

#10 | Enchanted Italy in the Spring

You and your partner will spend two amazing weeks immersing yourself into the Italian culture guided by Antimo Cimino, a native of Puglia. Begin with a week in a boutique hotel in Antimo's home town of Manduria near the Adriatic Sea. Then work your way north to explore Bologna and Modena. Experience what Italy is really like as you go wine tasting, olive oil tasting and even cook and share delicious meals with Antimo's family and friends. Explore ancient towns and historic landmarks. Accommodations include a charming 1700's bed and breakfast, boutique hotels, and even two nights in a castle! Restrictions: Trip dates are April 22 to May 6, 2017; dates cannot be changed. Includes local transportation in Puglia, all experiences & local guide services. Not included in package are flight to destination, incidentals at hotels, additional alcohol consumption, tipping, travel insurance or any additional travel services need if donor chooses to extend stay. Antimo will pick you up from Brindisi-Salento Airport on the first day. Breakfast is included for every day of the trip, as is one other meal per day except on free days. All lodging arrangements are handled by Antimo Cimino. Note: This package is not eligible for Emerald Ticket Drawing Value: $9,000 Thank you: Antimo Cimino

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CityU’s School of Applied Leadership empowers people to transform themselves from capable managers into intentional and inspired leaders. We offer the following programs in a variety of flexible formats: • Doctorate in Leadership • Doctorate in Business Administration

• Certificates in Leadership • Master’s degrees in Leadership and Adult Education

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FUND A NEED GSBA Scholars possess tremendous skills, talents, and dedication. Each have dreams of making our world a better place. Proceeds from tonight’s benefit will help make those dreams a reality. SPECIAL GUEST

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#11 | Lake Union Lobster Spectacular

An al fresco lobster and seafood dinner with a wine pairing for 12 prepared by our celebrity chef—Tamara Murphy of Terra Plata. The perfect summer feast hosted by GSBA Board Chair Kevin Gaspari and his husband Kent Thoelke at their beautiful Lake Union floating home. Restrictions: Subject to mutually-agreeable date. Value: $2,750 Thank you: Tamara Murphy, Kevin Gaspari and Kent Thoelke

#12 | Seven-Day Seabourn Ultra-Luxury Mediterranean Cruise

Indulge on a seven-day Mediterranean cruise for two with a Seabourn small-ship cruise in a luxurious Veranda Suite. With no more than 300 suites, this intimate first class journey is unlike any other cruise experience. Seabourn’s fleet is the newest, most modern and most acclaimed in the ultra-luxury segment. The included gourmet dining experiences, including meals from Michelin-starred chef Thomas Keller, rival the finest restaurants anywhere. Unique itineraries include hidden gems where larger ships cannot go. Look out from your suite’s private veranda over some of the world’s most desirable destinations, such as Spain, the French Riviera, Italy, the Dalmatian coast, Montenegro, or the Aegean Sea. Restrictions: Restrictions: non-refundable, non-transferable, no extensions. Valid only for a seven-day Mediterranean cruise on Seabourn. Must call to book cruise and redeem. Not included: ground transfers, airfare, insurance, government taxes and any personal shipboard expenses you incur during your cruise. Note: This package is not eligible for Emerald Ticket Drawing Value: $10,000 Thank you: Rick Meadows, Seabourn and Holland America Line A benefit for the GSBA Scholarship Fund / 33

#13 | Walla Walla Getaway with Winemaker Dinner for Six Experience the unmatched hospitality and amazing flavors of the Walla Walla Valley in an intimate setting. Your three-day, two-night getaway includes three rooms for a total of six guests. You will have dinner with renowned restauranteur Tom Maccarone at his beautiful home and get to know the exquisite wines of your co-host Annette Bergevin, owner of Bergevin Lane Winery. Robin Leventhal, formerly of Seattle’s Crave Restaurant and Top Chef contestant, will join the T. Maccarone’s chefs to assure you a spectacular evening. In addition you will enjoy private tours and tastings at Corliss Winery (hosted by Mike and Lori Corliss) and at Va Piano Vineyards (hosted by Justin Wylie).

Restrictions: Subject to mutually-agreeable dates. Blackout dates apply. Value: $4,000 Thank you: Kevin Gaspari & Kent Thoelke, Thomas Maccarone, Justin Wylie, Robin Leventhal, Annette Bergevin, and Mike & Lori Corliss

#14 | The Bravern Experience

Pull up at the Bravern anytime with your one-year, unlimited valet parking. Set aside time for a personal appointment with David Lawrence and a $1,500 shopping spree. Head over to Gene Juarez Salon with a $200 gift certificate for the ultimate in grooming. Then relax and enjoy your evening with nine of your friends at a sumptuous five-course dinner with wines, designed specifically for you by Chef John Howie and Wine Director Chris Lara at John Howie Steak. Restrictions: VIP Annual Valet Pass entitles holder to unlimited valet parking at The Shops at The Bravern for the period of one year from the date of activation. Gift cards are non-refundable. Must call to set up appointment with David Lawrence. John Howie dinner subject to mutually agreeable date; does not include gratuity; not available on Saturdays or holidays. Expires 11/19/2017. Value: $4,900 Thank you: The Shops at The Bravern, David Lawrence, Gene Juarez Salon, and John Howie Restaurants

#15 | Dinner with The Power L’s (aka “Nasty Women”)

What do Anna Marie Cauce, Louise Chernin, Sally Clark, Linda Di Lello Morton, Laurie Jinkins, Anne Levinson, Tamara Murphy, Tina Podlodowski, and Kellye Testy have in common? Well, if you are the winning bidder for this once-in-a-lifetime gathering, you and your nine very lucky friends will get the chance to find out. 34 / 2016 The TASTE of GSBA: Equalux

Gathering in the private home of one of the Power L’s, with cuisine prepared by Chef Tamara Murphy of Terra Plata, with help from her Power L Posse serving you and your guests, it will be a night to remember. Restrictions: Date must be agreed up by the winning bidder and the Power L’s. Value: Priceless and rare Thank you: Tamara Murphy & Linda Di Lello Morton and their Power L Posse

#16 | Chef's Dinner for Eight at Aqua by El Gaucho

Revel in this unique opportunity to experience the special Chef's menu of signature AQUA by El Gaucho items paired with their sommelier's selection of wines. Invite seven of your friends to share this incredible evening. With spectacular view of Elliott Bay from the tip of Pier 70, AQUA was named the 2015 Restaurant of the Year by the Washington State Wine Commission. Restrictions: Subject to mutually-agreeable date. 20% gratuity, tax and additional alcohol not included. Certificate is non-transferable and may not be exchanged for gift cards or cash. Expires 11/19/2017. Value: $1,400 Thank you: El Gaucho Hospitality and John Rubino

#17 | One Week in Maui

Eight days and seven nights in a luxurious, two bedroom West Maui vacation condo with ocean and inner garden views for two. See why Hawaiian royalty had their retreats here amidst the spectacular landscape. Relax on the beach or use the condo as a base to explore the Hāna Highway and Haleakalā National Park. Includes two roundtrip Alaska Airlines tickets. Restrictions: Blackout dates apply for the condo; no blackout dates for airlines tickets. Airline tickets do not include food or beverages; not valid on codeshare partners; valid only on Alaska Airlines flights numbers 1-999, 2000-2999, 3450-3499. If lost, certificate cannot be reissued. To book, allow at least 2 weeks from time of reservation and your flight. Expires 11/19/2017. Value: $4,200 Thank you: Nesteggg Jeffrey Wolter and Alaska Airlines

#18 | A Glass and a Shaker—and a Bar!

The GSBA Board has fully stocked a gorgeous Corridor Bar Cabinet by KASALA with premium spirits. Impress the guests at your first cocktail party with stylish barware by Timothy De Clue Collection and the mad mixology skills you’ve acquired after three hours of classes A benefit for the GSBA Scholarship Fund / 35


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with Gregg Holcomb, celebrated bartender at Witness and three-time Best Bartender at GSBA Cocktail Contests. Restrictions: Bartending classes subject to mutually agreeable date. Value: $5,270 (Board bar: $1700; Kasala Corridor Bar: $2,970; Bartender: $600) Thank you: GSBA Board, Kasala Furniture, Gregg Holcomb, and Timothy De Clue Collection

#19 | Seattle Mariners VIP Box Seats

You and three guests will receive a VIP Box Seat Experience, including personalized Mariners replica jerseys featuring the team’s 40th Anniversary Season Patch. Then you will be escorted down to the field to watch the players during batting practice and have your photo taken by the team photographer. You will be publicly welcomed on the MarinersVision Scoreboard as you make your way to your box seats to enjoy the game. Restrictions: Mutually agreed upon date during 2017 season. Valid until 9/24/2017. Please allow 2-3 weeks for scheduling of game date. Value: $5,000 Thank you: Seattle Mariners

#20 | Napa Weekend

"Wine'down" from the fast paced life of the city with a weekend getaway to California's Wine Country. You and three friends will spend three days in California's Wine Country at the Sheraton Sonoma and enjoy private tours and wine tastings at Saint Helena Winery, Azur Wines, Ehlers Estate, Frias Family Vineyard, Gamble Family Vineyards, Quixote Winery, Relic Winery, and Revana Family Vineyard. Restrictions: Private tours not valid in September or October. Winning bidder will receive 50,000 Starwood SPG points good for two nights in two double occupancy rooms at the Sheraton Sonoma. Expires 11/21/2017. Value: $5,000 Thank you: Friends of GSBA and Kevin Gaspari & Kent Thoelke

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Welcome to the new My Branch Office, a coworking space with a startup feel in the heart of Capitol Hill. • Monthly and part-time memberships available • Discounts on monthly parking and Gold's Gym • 2 blocks from the light rail station

Mention the 2016 TASTE of GSBA and receive $75 off a monthly membership. Offer applies to 1-12 month memberships. That’s $450 savings on a 6-month membership! $75 off a monthly membership offer is only available to new memberships. A $350 deposit is required for a 6-month+ membership. The deposit is refunded at the end of the term. Should the membership be cancelled early, the deposit in its entirety will not be refunded.

Need a break from working in the coffee shops? Time to swap out those comfy PJs and the home office for a fun, relaxed, and productive atmosphere? Then it’s time for a membership at our coworking space located in the heart of Capitol Hill.

#21 | Wine Frenzy 21A Reynvaan Family Vineyards '12 The Contender Syrah


21B Sheridan Vineyards '07 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon $90.00 21C Merlot Trio | Duckhorn ’98, Cakebread ‘13, L'Ecole No. 41 ‘13


21D Two Bottles of Darighe | ’10 Proprietors Blend, ’12 Proprietors Blend


21E Figgins '12 Estate Blend & Toil '14 Pinot Noir 21F Delille Cellars '06 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Ciel 21G Vve Fourny & Fils Blanc de Blanc Double Magnum 21H Andremily '12 Vintage #1 California Syrah

21I No Girls | La Paciencia '12 Grenache

21J Drappier Champagne, Two Magnums

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21K La Via Italiana | Tenuta di Ceppaiano ’10 Red Blend, Poggio ‘11 Brunello, Col Solare ’06 Red $225.00 21L Best of Fidelitas | '15 Semillon, '12 Cab., ’15 Optu White, '13 Malbec, ’13 Red Heaven Cab, '13 Optu $250.00 21M 4 from Delille | '10 Harrison Hill Blend, '12 Red Willow Malbec, '13 Chaleur Estate Red, '13 Red Willow Malbec $380.00 21N Quilceda CS Trio | '11 Columbia Valley Cab. (2 bottles) & '11 Red Mountain Cab. $968.00 21O Masters of Tequila | Don Julio REAL, Don Julio 1942, Don Pilar Extra Anejo $800.00 21P Edgar Martinez-signed Mina del Eden Mezcal 21Q The Ultimate Frenzy Cayuse Vineyards Allocation Access* and a bottle of Cayuse '11 Armada Vineyard Syrah

$1000.00 Priceless

*Get exclusive access to Cayuse Vineyards, Washington’s world famous allocation-only winery with a waiting list of more than 10 years. You will have the chance to pick your choice of wines with first access to a wine-list member’s allocation of the upcoming 2015-16 vintage. This is a unique opportunity to buy the wines you’ve heard about for so long, and try them for yourself without having to pay $375 for them on a restaurant wine list. Thank you: GSBA Board and Friends of GSBA, TASTE Co-chairs Gladys Gillis and Joe Adams for hosting wine procurement events. Thank you John Rubino, Kurt Sarchet & Kevin Spratt.

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#22 | Col Solare Wine Experience

Indulge in a unique event for three couples at Col Solare winery on Red Mountain, one of the Columbia Valley's most celebrated appellations. Col Solare is a unique partnership between Chateau Ste. Michelle and Marchesi Antinori of Tuscany. Included three rooms for one night, as well as transportation between the hotel and the winery for the event. Take a private tour of Col Solare and then enjoy a multi-course meal with wines selected specifically to complement your meal. Restrictions: Dinner must be booked at least two months in advance, on a mutually agreeable date. Limited date availability during August–October. Not redeemable on Valentine's Day 2017. Transportation to Red Mountain not included. Col Solare is responsible for booking hotel stay. Non-transferrable. Expires 11/19/2017. Value: $2,600 Thank you: Col Solare and Allan Aquila

#23 | Magnum Madness

30 magnums of Gruet Blanc de Blanc at $65 The holidays are coming up and what better way to add something fun to your party then a magnum of bubbly.

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30 magnums Browne Family Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon at $175 Need the perfect pairing for your holiday table? This Browne Family Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon will pair perfectly with your bird, roast beast, or even your vegetarian pièce de résistance. In a beautiful 'story' magnum, it will be the "trophy" on the table. Thank you: Precept Brands

#24 | Alaska Airlines MVP Gold Membership

Instantly acquire MVP Gold Membership in the Alaska Airlines Mileage Program! Benefits include: Unlimited complimentary upgrades to First Class on Alaska Airlines; four guest upgrades to first class for guests traveling with you; complimentary preferred premium seat access on Alaska, American, and Delta; complimentary main cabin extra on American; elite bonus mileage earning; checked bag fees waived; access to priority airport security lines; complimentary beverage while flying in any class; discounted Board Room membership; ticketing and change fees waived; 100% bonus miles on select airlines. Restrictions: Membership good through 12/31/2017. Value: $3,675 Thank you: Alaska Airlines

#25 | Land & Sea Adventure with TASTE Co-Chairs

Not just one but two fabulous adventures for you and your friends to embark in, one by land and one by sea. Each package is hosted by one of our 2016 TASTE of GSBA Co-chairs. Champagne Cruise & Dinner at Palisade Restaurant You and five guests will join Joe & Jean Adams on their 48-foot Sea Ray Sundancer for an afternoon of champagne and hors d’oeuvres as you cruise around Puget Sound. Top off the evening with dinner at Palisade, one of Opentable’s 2016 Most Scenic Restaurants in America, with a $500 gift certificate. Private Movie Theater Film Screening You and 11 of your friends will depart from Seattle on a private Starline Luxury Coach where you will enjoy delicious Washington wines en route to a private Tutta Bella pizza party featuring local beer and wine in Bremerton for a movie screening of your choice in a private movie theater. Restrictions: Winning bidder receives both events. Subject to a mutually agreeable dates with hosts. Value: $3,000 Thank you: Joe & Jean Adams, Gladys Gillis and Chris NeVan A benefit for the GSBA Scholarship Fund / 41

#26 | Seven Nights in Puerto Vallarta

Escape the grey PNW March weather with a sunny week in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The Bel Air Vallarta is located on fabulous Flamingos Beach, the most exciting upscale resort area on the Bay of Banderas. Enjoy sun, surf and sand in a tranquil atmosphere in this beautiful two-bedroom, two-bath unit for a full seven nights of relaxation. Includes two roundtrip Alaska Airlines tickets. Restrictions: Valid only on Alaska Airlines flights numbers 1-999, 2000-2999, Skywest Airlines flights 3450-3499 and PenAir flights 3275-3299. Not valid for flights to Cuba or non-codeshare partners, Mileage Plan Miles cannot be earner or credited. First class paid upgrades or mileage plan upgrades are allowed. Standard baggage fees apply; see our checked baggage policy and flight schedules at for more details, individual travel taxes may apply. Once ticketed, dare rules apply regarding changes to itinerary. This certificate is void if bartered or sold. If lost, this certificate may not be reissued. a If lost, certificate cannot be reissued. To book, allow at least 2 weeks from time of reservation and your flight. Value: $4,000 Thank you: Kerry Hendrix and Alaska Airlines

#27 | Best of Downtown

It’s time to indulge in all that Seattle’s vibrant downtown district has to offer. Winner will receive a two-night stay in a deluxe suite at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel along with complimentary self-parking. Butch Blum will come to your home and perform a personal closet clean to assess your current wardrobe and create a 'needs' list before sending you to the shop with a $250 Butch Blum gift card. Treat yourself to dinner at Tulio and top off the evening with one of five shows from your Season Tickets to the 2016/17 season at the 5th Avenue Theater. Restrictions: Butch Blum gift certificate is valued at $500 ($250 for merchandise, $250 for personal closet clean). 5th Avenue 'Season Subscription Package Voucher' is valid in the Price Level 2 section on a Friday evening; seat locations based upon availability; must be redeemed no later than November 28, 2016. Musicals include Disney's The Little Mermaid, Pajama Game, Secret Garden, Murder for Two, and Romy and Michele's High School Reunion. Value: $3,500 Thank you: Rene Neidhart & the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, Butch Blum, Tulio Restaurant, and 5th Avenue Theater

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#28 | Seahawks Tickets & Sideline Experience

Certificate for two individuals to receive a Pregame Sideline Experience at the Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams game on December 15, 2016. This experience will have you and your guest watching player warm-ups from the sidelines—you can't get much closer to the action! The power of the 12s makes this a coveted opportunity! Seats for the game are in Club Level 206 Row T. Restrictions: Experience is non-transferable. Must be scheduled for the 12/15/2016 game. Experience must be paired with game tickets. Game tickets provided by private donor. Pregame sideline experience open only to ticket recipients. Value: $2,500 Thank you: Vulcan

#29 | Seattle Storm Insider Package

You and three guests will be joining Seattle Storm President and General Manager Alisha Valavanis and Carter Subaru General Manager Jen Moran for pre-game drinks and a preview of the night’s match-up. Your insider access includes VIP seating with front row seats, a meet and greet with the player of your choice after the game, and transportation to and from the game courtesy of Carter Subaru. Restrictions: Subject to a mutually agreed game date. Value: $3,000 Thank you: Seattle Storm and Meridian Meyer

#30 | Seattle Waterfront Weekend

You and seven guests will spend the weekend rediscovering what the Seattle Waterfront has to offer. Start the weekend with eight passes with a personalized docent's tour of the Seattle Aquarium then hop on an Argosy Evening Harbor Cruise and enjoy a three course Chef’s dinner with wine pairings at Ivar’s Acres of Clams. Package includes four rooms at the Seattle Waterfront Marriott Hotel. Wake up the next morning to enjoy a complimentary breakfast at the Hook & Plow Restaurant and top off your stay by taking a ride on one of Seattle's newest attractions, the Great Wheel. Restrictions: All tickets subject to availability. Expires 11/19/2017. Value: $3,300 Thank you: Keith Anderson and Seattle Marriott

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Pacific Northwest Ballet

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