Uncork the Night – Presented by Avenue Bellevue
Join us on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at W Bellevue for a celebration of wine and giving benefiting Bellevue children. You won’t want to miss this exclusive and elegant evening of curated wine tastings, gourmet cuisine, and the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind experiences.
A portion of the funds raised at Uncork the Night will directly support our new Bellevue Family Hub resource center being created in partnership with the Bellevue School District.
Contact Kris Howard at Kris@BellevueLifeSpring.org for table host and sponsorship inquiries or general questions.
NEW for 2022: Our Silent Auction is moving 100% online! No tickets are needed to access our 2022 Silent Auction. From October 1 to October 8, you can bid from home on a huge array of stellar auction items. Stay tuned for more details.
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor
Meet Our Emcee: Kaci Aitchison – TV Anchor/Reporter, KING 5 and Q13 News
A Northwest native, Kaci graduated from the University of Washington and spent nearly two decades in radio and TV as an on-air personality. As a TV anchor and reporter at both KING 5 (NBC) and Q13 (FOX), she specialized in feature stories, breaking news coverage, live interviews, and segments, as well as writing and producing taped features. Kaci also spent time hosting KING’s afternoon news show, Take 5, which involved interacting with viewers over social media and text messaging during the live broadcast.
Kaci still does the occasional on-camera work as part of a broader full-time position in communications at Valve Software, a gaming (Half-Life), online platform (Steam), and hardware (Steam Deck) company headquartered in Bellevue. One of their biggest annual events, The International Dota 2 Championships, is a multimillion-dollar gaming tournament broadcast to millions of people all over the world. During this annual event, she interviews the players and the fans and produces pre-taped content for the broadcast as well. Kaci loves learning languages and is currently bumbling her way through Mandarin.
Kaci has performed voiceover work for large companies, including Ford and Microsoft. Her most recent work includes hosting and content creation for a variety of projects, including charity and corporate events, and volunteering as a member of the UW Department of Communication Alumni Board and mentoring program.
Meet Our Auctioneer: Matt Lorch – News Anchor/Reporter, Q13 News, Seattle
Working as a news anchor in some of the country’s largest markets including Seattle, Boston, Miami, and Baltimore, Matt developed an audience engagement style all his own. He has a true passion for hosting fundraising events for nonprofit organizations.
Some of his clients include Special Olympics Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Woodland Park Zoo, The Museum of Flight, Mary’s Place, Camp Korey, EvergreenHealth Foundation, Northwest Kidney Centers, Boyer Children’s Clinic, Cancer Pathways, Meany Center for the Performing Arts, Town Hall Seattle, Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, Seattle Works, PROVAIL, Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, Wonderland Child and Family Services, Bridge Disability Ministries, and numerous local private schools and PTSAs.
Matt’s a local guy. He grew up in Bellevue, graduating from Sammamish High School in Bellevue and the University of Washington. When he’s not hosting events for organizations or on the news, you’ll find Matt spending time with his wife and young children.