Posted on 25 November 2009.
From left: Event honorary co-chairs and Great Wall Mall owners Omar and Christine Lee, SCGS president Jon Geiger, Charlene Lee, SCGS Vice President Jim Dawson, and chairman of Mulvanny G2 Architecture Jerry Lee.
A crowd gathered at the Imperial Garden Seafood Restaurant to raise $115,000 for the next stage of construction on the Seattle Chinese Garden’s (SCGS) Knowing the Spring Courtyard. Honorary co-chairs and hosts of the event were Christine and Omar Lee, owners of the Great Wall Mall in Renton. They donated meals to 230 guests.
The event also honored Charlene and Jerry Lee for their outstanding philanthropic work on behalf of many organizations in the Seattle area. Jerry Lee is the chairman of MulvannyG2 Architecture. ♦
Left image: Former “Evening Magazine” host and the event’s auctioneer John Curley (left) with the event’s benefit chair Stephen Locke. Right image: The Charles Simonyi Fund pledged a major grant to SCGS. Susan Hutchison (left), its executive director, poses with former Seattle Art Museum Director Mimi Gardner Gates.