Summer celebrations for Yip Foundation

Traditionally, the Nathan Yip Foundation (NYF), founded by Jimmy and Linda Yip in honor of their late son Nathan, hosts a Sushi Dinner on the grounds of their home. Due
to unpredictable weather, the annual event was moved to a lovely and appropriate venue , The Dome at AMG in Green wood Village in the same building where the foundation is headquartered. There were abundant and elaborate food stations with seafood donated by Seattle Fish Company. Miki Hashimoto, owner of Tokio, donated his time to be chef for the evening. No Yip event is complete, of course, without Jimmy’s famous rum cake and the open bar included Saki.

At the Opera Colorado Gala, one of the auction items was a private dinner with Jim- my and Linda. Lynnette Mor- rison and Maradith Wilkins were the lucky bidders. A “Chinese Celebration Dinner” began promptly with an appetizer of NYF Signature Spring Egg Rolls with shrimp, zucchini and mozzarella cheese followed by hot and sour soup with chicken wontons. Every plate, platter and bowl was a butterfly pattern because of the foundation’s logo. Six, yes, six! family style entrees were presented on a huge lazy Susan server accompanied by fine wines from Jimmy’s private collection. Pure tea with dessert was the finale to the enormous feast. The Yips are one of the most fun, hospitable and giving couples in our community.

By Scottie Taylor Iverson, community editor.