We are excited to host our 2022 Maximize Life Gala - celebrating 25 years of The Max Foundation!
Whether you choose to join us at the beautiful Columbia Winery or prefer to bid and participate from the comfort of your home - both options will provide a fun and entertaining evening, while supporting The Max Foundation.



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Step into a wine-makers delight at Columbia Winery Estates for an evening of vino, wanderlust and mingling with Seattle's global health community. Enjoy a 4-course culinary masterpiece from Shooby Doo catering paired with Columbia's best reserves. Be captivated by international music and dance, while learning about powerful patient stories. Make an impact in the lives of cancer patients today to accelerate health equity.






Molly joined KOMO 4 News in 1997. She's won Emmy awards for her live reporting and anchoring and was named the Journalist of the Month by the website Women's e-news in May 2005. Molly regularly volunteers her time as an emcee for various community groups including Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children's Home and LifeWire (formerly Eastside Domestic Violence Program). 


VIP Experience


Start the celebration early by joining Columbia Wineries sommelier, Shelly Fitzgerald, for a complimentary wine tasting and history of wines class. Learn about old world and new world wines while sipping on a custom tasting and savoring international tapas. Offered exclusively to VIP ticket holders starting at 5:30pm. 


 Shelly Fitzgerald of Columbia Winery is a wine expert who specializes in creating authentic wine education classes and experiences for all group sizes. She has worked in the wine industry; in restaurants, retail, and education for more than two decades, and is a Certified Sommelier (CS), Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), American Wine Expert (AWE), and WSET Level 4 Diploma student. Shelly has delivered wine education classes for thousands of casual and serious wine aficionados and was recently named as "one of the state's most approachable wine educators" by Tasting Room Magazine. Shelly is also a wine judge and expert contributor to Passport to Woodinville. Most recently, she has been featured in Costco Connection, Tasting Room Magazine, as well as judging for The Tasting Panel.


Dress to impress in your best cocktail attire!