about US
This unique and innovative lunchtime auction is comprised of key business and community leaders who invite guests to sit at their table to be waited on by their host. The “waiter” encourages their guests to bid on auction items, donate through raise the paddle and “tip” their waiter throughout the fun-filled themed event.  This inventive formula has made the Celebrity Waiters Auction one of the most successful lunchtime auctions in Seattle for 30 years.

The Celebrity Waiters Luncheon Organization serves the Puget Sound area by raising funds annually for a local charitable organization in the areas of Education, Health, Human Services and Children/Youth.

our mission
  • Sam Baker, Oles Morrison Rinker Baker LLC
  • Gary McLean & Marie Durflinger
  • Connie Blumenthal, Realogics Sotheby’s Intl Realty
  • Barbara Mitchell Briner, JP Morgan Chase
  • Renee Brisbois, Bank of America
  • Trey Busch, Sleight of Hand Cellars
  • Sherry Zins Calvert, Keiretsu Forum
  • Dennis Clark, Fairmont Olympic Hotel
  • Mitch Cohen, Charter Construction
  • Michael Elliott, Rocket Dog
  • Nesby Glasgow
  • Tony Kusak
  • Peter Baker
  • Matt Helms, Mill Creek Ventures
  • Dave Hill, Sonata Capital
  • Sandra Kemp, Watson McDonnell
  • Ian MacNeil, Glass Distillery
  • Dave Masin, Masin Furniture
  • Jim & Diana Miller, Millionair Club Charity
  • Bob & Christy Hentges, Advisors NW
  • John & Kathy Hlebica, UPS
  • Beth Nagy, Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Bob & Shelley Tomberg, World Trade Center Seattle

Since its founding in 1921, the Millionair Club Charity has never lost sight of its vision: that everyone should have access to jobs and support services.


Specialists in rebuilding the self-confidence and dignity of people who are homeless and unemployed, the Millionair Club Charity provides people with jobs, skills training, housing assistance, meals, access to showers and laundry facilities, work clothes, and free eye glasses to help them rebuild their lives and become “job ready”.  In 2014, this successful formula connected 75 people with permanent employment, saving the community $40,000 per person - over $3 million dollars.



The Millionair Club Charity:

rebuilding lives, one job at a time.


To find out more, go to  millionairclub.org

2015 Sponsors
Thank you to our awesome sponsors for making The Celebrity Waiters Luncheon of Seattle possible and for helping the Community of Seattle
In kind
The luncheon
Like, you should totally save the date for the totally awesome 2015 Seattle Celebrity Waiters Seattle Icon Style Luncheon and Auction at the majorly cool Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle. All the best radica dudes and dudettes will be there, with fresh and funky tables, cool items and knock-out cocktails. So get ready to be totally  tubular and make it a plan to be there!
Rub Elbows
with the team

Board of Directors

Gene Juarez


Dave Hill


Sam Baker

Vice President

Julia de Haan


Christy Hentges


Beth Nagy

Marie Durflinger

2015 Luncheon Chairs

Connie Blumenthal

Barbara Mitchell-Briner

Shelley Tomberg

Bob Tomberg


Abby Delmore

Event Support

Suzanne Hight

Event Director

Allan Aquila

Public Relations

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