Hearts & Wine
Join Us for Hearts & Wine 2023
When: Friday, February 24th, 2023 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: The Foundry by Herban Feast
Harvest Against Hunger’s signature event is coming! We’re excited to hold it in-person in 2023 after two years of doing it virtually. It will be a festive evening of fun, fellowship, fundraising, and wine tasting while savoring generous appetizers followed by delectable desserts from the Decadent Dessert Platter. Join 200 to 300 Rotarians, business owners, community leaders and concerned citizens who are passionate about reducing hunger and food waste and building healthier communities.
During the program, you will learn how hunger is affecting our community from different voices and the many ways Harvest Against Hunger is making connections to get healthy produce to people in need.
Early Bird Special (ends 2/10/23): $100/person
After 2/11/23: $125/person
What Exciting Things Will Happen?
Mark Wright will join us once again as our Master of Ceremonies.
Mark is a former broadcast journalist and TV news anchor. His career in journalism spanned 35 years—starting in Public Radio and ending as evening news anchor for KING 5 (NBC) in Seattle. Mark is a four-time Emmy Award winner for his work as an anchor, documentary producer and reporter. His work has aired in markets including Boise, Spokane, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and nationally on NBC Nightly News.
Mark is a respected community leader in Seattle. He is a member of and past president of the Rotary Club of Seattle. Mark is also a member of the Community Development Roundtable—an exclusive leadership group sponsored by the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. The CDRT is dedicated to making Seattle a better place to work and live. Mark is also a board member for the non-profit World Without Hate. Mark is deeply committed to public service. As an event emcee, he’s worked with dozens of non-profits—helping raise millions of dollars.
Donna Moodie will be our keynote speaker.
Donna Moodie, owner of Marjorie Restaurant in the Central Area, brings years of engagement with both the Capitol Hill and Central District business communities to her role as Executive Director of the EcoDistrict and Executive Vice President of Community Development for Community Roots. Donna serves on several Boards, including Grist, the Seattle Foundation and Arte Noir, as well as continued engagement with advocacy for the small business community. As a consultant, Moodie has advised entrepreneurial business startups, developers and architects on diversity and inclusion. Donna’s love of food and entertaining has been a lifelong passion, seeded by her mother, Marjorie, who enjoyed hosting diverse parties, cooking and baking from scratch, and instilling in her daughter a taste for quality, craft and elegance. Born in Jamaica, raised in Chicago, and now a resident of Seattle for over 20 years, Moodie is well acquainted with the interconnectedness of social justice, community building, and neighborhood activi
Sue Nixon Quartet will provide music for the evening.
A voice described as soulful and rich, Sue Nixon and her trio traverse between classic jazz, blues, latin and pop. She is known for her genuine connection, and has become a fixture in the local jazz and music scene. Nixon is a longtime backup vocalist with Seattle’s premiere Steely Dan tribute band, Nearly Dan, performs with Swing Session’s big Band “Sinatra at the Sands”, and was the voice of Karen Carpenter on The Bob Rivers Show’s featured Twisted Tunes.
Sue is joined by Seattle based musicians led by Eric Verlinde who performs regularly at El Gaucho in Bellevue and with a variety of local bands and artists.