25th Evening of Fine Wines
April 28, 2017
Supporters of MCC, as well as faculty, staff and student volunteers joined guest emcees Faith Middleton of WNPR’s Faith Middleton FOOD Schmooze® and senior contributor and chef/co-owner of Metro Bis Chris Prosperi, along with Adam Jeamel and United Bank Foundation Connecticut, Inc., presenting sponsor for the 25th Evening of Fine Wines. Middleton announced that even as the event’s special Champagne Reception -- held this year under a tent in the Great Path Academy courtyard – got under way, the signature MCC Foundation fundraiser had raised in excess of $200,000. The support of the community went upward from there, as guests bid on special items during the Champagne Reception and later at the live auction. Mobile bidding made bidding on silent auction and adding to donations for the Fund A Student drive simpler than ever. 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, a number of whom returned as special VIPs for the 25th event. The fundraiser has grown to a campus-wide and community event drawing over 500 attendees annually.