Saturday, October 8, 2016
Benefiting the Breaktime-Mealtime™ Program
More than 3,700 children in the Bellevue School District are living in poverty. Bellevue LifeSpring's Breaktime-Mealtime™
program provides nutritious food during school breaks, so that kids can return to the classroom healthy and ready to learn.
Honorary Chair: Leslie Jackson Chihuly
Leslie Jackson Chihuly became the President and CEO of Chihuly Studio and Chihuly Workshop in January 2015.
In this role, Leslie works to ensure the continued organizational strength of Chihuly Studio, and assists her husband Dale Chihuly in realizing his vision.
Leslie has worked with Chihuly Studio since 1994. Her first role was Project Director for Chihuly Over Venice, a five-country, two-year art project. Since that time, her responsibilities have increased, leading to the top management position in 2015.
In addition to her work as Chair of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, Leslie is on the Board of Pilchuck Glass School. She is involved in numerous nonprofit and philanthropic works, focusing on health, education and the arts. She has chaired fundraising campaigns for the UW Master of Fine Arts program in glass, and the Hope Heart Institute Viola Chihuly Fund. Leslie cofounded the Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation in order to inspire and educate the public regarding all forms or art, and to provide support to artists and arts organizations. In 2011, Leslie was recognized with the "Women of Influence" award from the Puget Sound Business Journal.