AUCTION PROCEEDS: Windermere Madison Park, 4015 E. Madison St., raised more than $15,000 from its May auction for The Windermere Foundation, which distributes funds to homeless families in Washington state.

The auction featured items donated by local merchants and Windermere Madison Park agents.

Since 1995, the Madison Park office has raised more than $193,000 through these auctions.

DONATION: The Park Shore Retirement Community, 1630 43rd Ave. E., donated about $30,000 of used kitchen equipment and furniture to Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, which serves more than 400,000 meals each year.

The donation included seven commercial refrigerators, a buffet server, cabinets, plate warmers, steamers and a mixer, a salad bar, work tables, chapel chairs and dining tables.

HONOR: Jason Wilson, owner and chef at Crush, 2319 E. Madison St., was recognized as the Best Chef Northwest at this year’s James Beard Awards.

LEAVING: Leschi resident Karen Daubert is stepping down from her position as executive director of the Seattle Parks Foundation in October, after the opening of Lake Union Park in late September.

Daubert was originally the only staff member when the foundation formed in 2001 to promote local parks and greenspace. The foundation has since helped to complete 30 neighborhood park projects, as well as developing Lake Union Park and participating in the Central Waterfront planning.

HONOR: Jean Pauley, of Leschi, was honored at Bellevue College’s Margin of Excellence Awards for her work as an English as a Second Language instructor over the last 11 years.
Nominated by students, faculty and staff, Pauley and other honorees will each receive a $1,000 award from the Bellevue College Foundation.[[In-content Ad]]