Gala Wine Festival Proceeds Fund Student Scholarships

June 29, 2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 4:00-7:30 p.m.
Mendocino College Stadium Field under the REALLY BIG TENT

Want to be one of the first to experience pizza from the Flying Saucy, or Venezuelan food from Pilon Kitchen, or how about tasting the best Mendocino County Champagne, Wine and Beer? Guess what? It’s all going to be at this year’s Gala Wine Festival on August 12 at Mendocino College. Buy your $50 admission today at

This annual fundraiser funds student scholarships at Mendocino College. “Just this year over $238,000 in scholarships were awarded to over 180 students. We know that scholarships make all the difference in a student’s ability to reach their educational goals,” according to Jerry Chaney, Scholarship Chair.

One of this year’s recipients had this to say about receiving an award: “Thank you for your generosity, your trust, and for showing your confidence in me by granting me the Evelyn R. Foote Scholarship.” Kevin Klay, scholarship recipient.

According to Charley Myers, Foundation President, an event of this size wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors and this year’s line-up includes: Presenting Sponsor Realty World Selzer/Crush/Guillon, Inc. Additional sponsors include Khoury Dentistry, American AgCredit, Fowler Subaru, Handley Cellars, NC Financial Group, Mendo Lake Credit Union, Savings Bank of Mendocino County, Ukiah Valley Medical Center, Beckstoffer Vineyards, MCHC Health Centers, Carter Momsen PC, Keenan and Associates, North Coast Resource Management, SHN Consulting Engineers & Geologists, Sutter Lakeside Hospital, Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital, TLCD Architecture and Main Street Financial.

Auctions include items from Jan Hoyman Studio, Craft Distillers, Habitat, a Traeger Grill from Freidman’s, Leonard Lake Reserve, Handley Cellars Getaway and many more. For a complete list of all 26 participating beverage stations and 23 appetizer stations visit:

Event proceeds support the Mendocino College Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), in providing scholarships, book awards, support for instructional programs and support 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.

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