Gala Wine Festival Funds Student Scholarships

July 19, 2018
Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Mendocino College Pomo Plaza

Just announced—only 25 admissions remain for the final Mendocino College Foundation Gala. 100% of the proceeds are used to fund student scholarships at Mendocino College. To purchase your admission before they are sold out, go to

This year’s event partner is Mendocino County Winegrowers, Inc. Festivities will be held on the Mendocino College campus in Ukiah, and will feature the ever popular wine pull, live and silent auctions and a lively fund a need auction.

Senator Mike McGuire will lead the live and fund a need auctions. “With this being our final Gala, the fund a need will be our way of honoring our history and volunteer leaders. Since its inception, there have been 18 Mendocino College Foundation Presidents. The funds donated during fund a need will be used to create one-time named scholarships to honor each of these individuals. At present, 13 of our 18 emeritus presidents have confirmed that they will be in attendance,” stated Marilyn Harden, Foundation President.

“We live in an incredibly generous community as demonstrated by those who sponsor the Gala, donations of auction items and the hundreds of guests who will attend this year’s event. Everyone knows what an impact Mendocino College makes in our communities and to the lives of our students and their families,” Stated Travis Scott, Event Chair.

The buffet style dinner, will be catered by Ellery Clark catering will feature a beautifully prepared summer salad with locally grown heirloom tomatoes; Schat’s bread; BBQ Chicken, Tri-tip, Tofu Steaks all in Ellery’s homemade sauce; couscous pilaf and a grilled summer vegetable medley. The meal will be capped off with a classic yellow cake topped with raspberry puree and homemade whipped cream.
The live auction will feature 8-10 items and the silent will have up to 25. Some of the items offered this year include Jan Hoyman Pottery, Fishing Adventure at King Salmon Lodge in Alaska, a beautiful stay at Jaxon Keys Winery, Palm Desert Condominium stay, and Germain Robin XO Brandy.

The Gala is made possible by our event sponsors. This year’s Presenting Sponsor is Law Offices of Caren Callahan and others include Khoury Dentistry; Main Street Financial; Fowler Auto Center/Subaru; Savings Bank of Mendocino County; NC Financial Group; Guillon Inc./Crush; Realty World Selzer Realty; Adventist Health Ukiah Valley; Adventist Health Howard Memorial; Fetzer/Bonterra; SHN Consulting and Engineers & Geologists; Flow Kana; Community First Credit Union; MCHC Health Centers; NCRM; Keenan & Associates; Sutter Lakeside Hospital; and our media sponsor 94.5 Kwine & Max 93.5 radio stations.

Event proceeds support the Mendocino College Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), in providing scholarships. For more information about this year’s Gala go to

For more information about the Mendocino College Foundation or to donate towards any of their programs, call 707-467-1018.

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