About the Event

Evening of Fine Wines was conceived as a fundraiser to benefit Manchester Community College in 1992 by a small group of MCC faculty and staff. The fundraiser has grown to a campus-wide and community event drawing over 500 attendees annually. Food service has always been provided by the students of the MCC Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts programs. Much appreciation is extended to the many people, businesses and organizations who make this event possible through their generous donations and support!

The live and silent auction of fine wine has been at the centerpiece of Evening of Fine Wines since its inception. In 1998, the foundation was the recipient of a magnificent donation of wine from the collection of Vincent and Geraldine Lesunaitis.

Photos now available!

Click here to view photos from the 25th annual Evening of Fine Wines.

You’re Invited

Join us again next year as we celebrate
MCC Foundation’s 50th anniversary!

Friday, April 27, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Manchester Community College

Tickets and Sponsorship Packages Available!





2017 Early Sponsors

We are pleased to have received early commitments from the following individuals and companies:

  • Antonacci Family Foundation
  • TAB Computers and Maryanne and TJ Benoit
  • David A. and Leslie Ann Brown
  • Angelee Diana and Tris John Carta
  • Chatham Financial
  • ECHN
  • Dr. Rob and Joyce ’81 Fish
  • Gena Glickman
  • Peter Gross and Ruth Nye
  • Hans Weiss Fine Art Gallery and Studio
  • Hartford Business Journal
  • Highland Park Market
  • Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP
  • Patty Woolwich and Joe Jeamel
  • Kelser Corporation
  • Sandra and Craig S. Lappen
  • Brenda and Mike Lynch
  • Lynch Toyota Scion
  • Mary and William J. McGurk
  • McKaba, LLC/Richard T. Cartwright
  • NAI Plotkin
  • Rosemarie N. and Jack Papa
  • The Pita Group
  • Powerstation Events
  • RPM Associates
  • Sandler, O’Neil & Partners
  • SBM Charitable Foundation
  • Solidus
  • Bruce Taylor
  • JoAnn E. and Robert Thulin
  • Twenty-First Century Financial Advisors
  • United Bank Foundation Connecticut, Inc.
  • United Bank Executive Team
  • Wells Fargo Securities
  • WordCom, Inc.

Please visit our Supporters page for the list of all our Evening of Fine Wines sponsors from 2016. We are grateful for their generosity and support of this event.