Titan alumni, family and friends gathered for a good cause for the 7th Annual Wine Tasting Event at the Golleher Alumni House on Saturday, August 28. This year’s program featured a silent auction raising funds to support student scholarships and exquisite wines paired with foods from around the world. More than $8,000 was raised for Alumni Association student scholarships from the silent auction.
7th Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction
7th Annual Wine Tasting Event raises more than $8,000 for Student Scholarships
The format featured a hearty appetizer reception highlighting international cuisine from France, Greece, Mexico, Morocco, Napa California, Spain, Vietnam and USA. The menu was specially paired by Sommelier Diane DeLuca, who holds a Master Court of Sommeliers Level 2 and co–founded BECOMEvents. In attendance was Maria Garcia, a Sommelier at the Le Chateau and Circa 55 in the Beverly Hilton.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors I would like to thank our attendees, sponsors, silent auction donors, volunteers and staff for making this event a success! This year we were able to raise more than $8,000 for student scholarships and have the largest turnout in our 7 year history. The evening was highlighted with delicious food, a wonderful wine selection, and Titan Pride!”
–Alumni Association Board President Tam Nguyen MBA ’05
“Just wanted to let you know how much my guests and I enjoyed the alumni wine tasting event on Saturday. Having the stations from the different countries was a great idea–it allowed up to enjoy the foods/wines of many different countries, avoid waiting in long buffet lines, and sample a WIDE variety of wines and appetizers. Congratulations on a superb job!”
– Valerie Orleans ’80
“What a great event! Everyone seemed to have a good time, and it appeared to run without any glitches. Kudos to all who worked so hard to make it a success!”
– Karen Bushman ’74
“Once again, the wine tasting was a huge success. The food was absolutely fabulous and the wines were excellent. There was a wide variety of wines from many different wineries and the diversity made each food/wine tasting a unique event. I really enjoyed meeting a lot of fellow Titans and renewing friendships with others. The addition of music to the affair was a nice touch and the impromptu dancing was a kick. If I had one complaint, it would be that there wasn't enough time to visit with everyone I wanted to! Sign me up for next year now!”
– Greg Nelson ’74
“It was a great mini escape; the food and wines were very delectable and the ambiance was fun and relaxing.”
– Patricia Haro ’06
Special thanks to individual donors such as Frogmore Creek and Rebella Accountancy for their individual contributions to the scholarship program. The evening would not have been such a success if not for the numerous sponsors including 42 Degrees South, Frogmore Creek, Antelope Valley Winery, BevMo!, Big B’s Barbecue, Cantina Lounge, Colette’s Catering & Specialty Cakes, Country Garden Caterers, Create–A–Party Rentals, Hewlett–Packard Company, Legacy Mobile DJ, Melrose Catering, Panera Bread, Pacific Office Interiors, Phans55 Vietnamese Bistro and Bar, Pure Cheesecakes, Summit Event Catering, Total Wine & More and The Twisted Vine.