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When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.

But what if instead of lemons, you have a lot of wine? Well we turned our wine into student support and our annual wine gala into a digital event! 

This year was our first-ever digital SipSwirl&Savor.  We hosted an auction, with items like event tickets, jewelry, rounds of golf and deluxe packages - like a shopping spree at Nordstrom's. And thanks to our guests, sponsors, and donors, this year's event was a huge success, raising over $126,000 for CCS students!

Throughout the day, we also held our Make an Impact Paddle Raise.  This year, donors like you raised over $76,000 in the paddle raise alone! This money will go to emergency support for SCC and SFCC students. Thanks to BECU for their generous $35,000 matching gift for our Make an Impact Paddle Raise!


Thank you to this year's Event Sponsors! 

SipSwirlSavor - Course Presentation

Hear directly from Community Colleges of Spokane's extraordinary students!

Event Highlights from 2019

Sip And Swirl Speaker

Sip & Swirl Speaker Leaving Stage

Sip & Swirl Auction

Sip and Swirl Bar Tender

CCS Leaders and Sip and Swirl

Speaker Reading from Itinerary on Stage

Sip and Swirl Table Setup

Sip and Swirl Attendees

Sip and Swirl Dinner Plates

Sip and Swirl Round Dinner Plate

Shrimp Dinner at Sip and Swirl

Sip and Swirl Attendees

Sip and Swirl Attendees

Dr Johnson Speaking

Dr Johnson and Attendees

Attendees Enjoying Dinner

Roomful of Attendees

Speaker With Attendee on Stage

The Kennedys

Sip and Swirl Basket

STCU Sip and Swirl

Sip and Swirl Guest

Photos courtesy of Gardner Media Group LLC

Wine glass outline with text: Turning Wine into Lemonade