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Step Up to the Plate Benefit Luncheon

April 23 @ 11:30 am 1:00 pm


We all share the responsibility of ending hunger and homelessness in Bellevue. Join together with your neighbors, colleagues, and local leaders to support pathways to success for Bellevue children. Your generosity is a key puzzle piece, contributing to the larger picture of positive change in our community.

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2024, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Meydenbauer Center

What’s for lunch? View the menu.

Questions? Email Director of Events and Volunteers, Kris Howard: Kris@BellevueLifeSpring.org

Step Up for Bellevue Kids!

Host a Table: Make a difference for Bellevue children by becoming a Step Up to the Plate Table Captain! Table Captains host a table (or tables) of 10 guests, inviting their personal and professional networks. As a Table Captain, you’ll play a crucial role in boosting attendance and garnering support for our mission. Please contact Kris@BellevueLifeSpring.org to get started.

Become a Champion for Children: As a Champion, you help lead the way to a successful luncheon by making a pre-event investment of $1,000 or more. This generosity demonstrates your commitment to supporting Bellevue children and will inspire others to join in!

First time attending the luncheon? Welcome! If you are not yet connected to a Table Captain, please fill out the Registration Form below, and we will reach out with the next steps.

Annual Luncheon New Guest Registration


Introducing Our Emcee: Jessica Janner Castro

Jessica is an Anchor for KING 5 News.

Before working for KING 5, Jessica worked as an anchor in San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Amarillo, Texas. Throughout her career, Jessica has dedicated hundreds of hours to non-profit organizations.

Introducing the 2024 Luncheon Chairs

Keri Pravitz

Manager, Community Engagement at Amazon and Bellevue LifeSpring Board Member

Maggie Vergien

Educator, Retired, and Bellevue LifeSpring Board and Fairweather Circle Member

Ellen Wilwerding

Bellevue LifeSpring One Circle Member

Our Generous Sponsors

Businesses, organizations, and individuals can make leadership investments and step up for Bellevue kids by becoming a sponsor. To learn more, please contact our Director of Events, Kris Howard, at Kris@BellevueLifeSpring.org.

Thank you to the 2024 sponsors who have already stepped up!
Together, we are building a better Bellevue.

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors


Debbie Killinger

Beth McCaw & Yahn Bernier

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

Aegis Living

 Diane & Peter Ewens

Marilyn & Richard Herzberg

Mike & Suzanne Sievert

Caring Neighbor Sponsors


Julie Cheng Bui & Tom Bui

Karin & Alan Dashen

Joan & Geoff Ferguson

Barbara Follett

GLY Construction

Judy & David Katri

PNC Bank

Puget Sound Energy

John Schiller & Lisa James-Schiller

SRO, Sterling Reality Organization


Joan & John Valaas

Windermere Yarrow Bay


Free No cost to attend. Donations are encouraged

Meydenbauer Center

11100 NE 6th St
Bellevue, Washington 98004 United States
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