Grapes on the Green

Grapes on the Green committee, from left: Victoria Dyson, Julie Turnell, Larry Dickenson, Catherine Zimmerman, Trish Markey (Committee Chair), Stacy Lill, Lisa Young (not pictured: John Bates, Rebecca Campbell, Gracie Hunt)

This year’s Grapes on the Green raised over $500,000 to benefit Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) on Friday, August 24, 2018.

“If you don't have your health, it's good to know you are not alone - there are generous people who are willing to help!" said guest speaker Tom Skillman.

More than 330 guests were joined by Tom Skillman, who shed light on the importance of emerging technologies in advancing discovery in autoimmune disease research. Guests tasted an elite collection of wines from regional wineries: Ambassador Wines of Washington, Anew Wines, Barrage Cellars, Chateau Ste Michelle, David Frost Wines, DeLille Cellars, Domaine Ste Michelle, Ghost Block, Julia's Dazzle, K Vintners, Lachini Vineyards, and O Wines.

In an effort to improve our work and your experience next year, you are invited to complete our online event survey. Photos from the event can be viewed and purchased here:, username: Grapes 2018; password: 31186. Finally, if you need to make a payment on a pledge made at the event or would like to make a gift to BRI, please click here.  

The Grapes on the Green Committee is fortunate to be comprised of these distinguished community leaders: John Bates, Rebecca Campbell, Larry Dickenson, Gracie Hunt,  Stacy Lill, Trish Markey (commitee chair), Scott Oki, Julie Turnell, Catherine Zimmerman, and Lisa Young.