Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 4:00-7:30 p.m.
Mendocino College Stadium Field
You don’t want to miss the Gala. It’s the only event in Ukiah where you can meander under the really big tent and sample the best Mendocino County wine, champagne, beer, restaurants and caterers all the while supporting student success at Mendocino College. Ticket prices are $50 per person and can be purchased [here].
“Ensuring student success is paramount to meeting the goals of the Foundation and all of the event proceeds do just that by providing student scholarships,” stated Marilyn Harden, Special Events Chair.
Over $200,000 will be distributed to students this fall semester. Receiving a scholarship is sometimes the only thing that keeps a student in school. “We know that providing financial support ensures their success. Their accomplishments in college leads to many more levels of success throughout their lives,” stated Charley Myers, Foundation President.
One of this year’s recipients had this to say about receiving a scholarship. “This scholarship will play a key role in helping me achieve my educational dreams, while still caring for my family” Jennifer Nauert, recipient of the Lake County Friends of Mendocino College Scholarship.
While strolling under the tent, guests will be treated to a silent auction, wine pull and new, this year, the golden ticket. Senator Mike McGuire will round out the evening as this year’s auctioneer extraordinaire.
Participating wineries and food purveyors include: Assaggiare Mendocino/Stella Cadente Olive Oil, Bella Cibo, Chop Chop/Patrona, Crush Italian Steakhouse, Dora's Gourmet Café, Elevenzies, Harvest Market, Kemmy’s Pies, Mendocino College Culinary Arts Program, Oco Time, Pilon’ Kitchen, Piazza de Campovida, Saucy, Schat's Bakery Café, Tres Bien Creamery, Ukiah Brewing Company, Ukiah Garden Café, Westside Renaissance Market, Backbone Vineyard & Winery, Barra Winery, Bonterra, Brutocao, Campovida, Cesar Toxqui, Coro Mendocino, Enoteca, Frey Winery, Goldeneye, Gowan’s Hard Cider, Graziano Wines, Greenwood Ridge Vineyards, Handley Cellars, Husch, Jaxon Keys, Maple Creek Winery, McFadden Farm, Mia Bea, Parducci, Rivino, Seebass Family wines and Testa.
This year’s Presenting Sponsor is Realty World Selzer/Crush/Guillon, Inc. Additional sponsors include Khoury Dentistry, American AgCredit, Fowler Subaru, Handley Cellars, NC Financial Group, Community First Credit Union, Savings Bank of Mendocino County, Adventist Health Ukiah Valley, Adventist Health Frank R. Howard Memorial, Main Street Research LLC, Beckstoffer Vineyards, MCHC Health Centers, Carter Momsen PC, Keenan and Associates, North Coast Resource Management, SHN Consulting Engineers & Geologists, Sutter Lakeside Hospital, TLCD Architecture, Mendocino County Fair Wine Competition and Max 93.5 and 94.5 K-Wine.
Event proceeds support the Mendocino College Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), in providing scholarships, book awards, support for instructional programs, and funding support for the Foundation’s nine affiliate organizations.
For more information about the Mendocino College Foundation or to donate towards any of their programs, call 707-467-1018 or visit http://foundation.mendocino.edu.