Press Release: Kelser Corporation Announced as Presenting Sponsor of Evening of Fine Wines
East Hartford, CT – The Manchester Community College Foundation is pleased to announce Kelser Corporation as the presenting sponsor of the twenty-second annual Evening of Fine Wines, to be held on April 25, 2014.
Kelser President & CEO Barry Kelly states, “We are extremely pleased and excited to be part of such a worthwhile event. Not only is it worthwhile, it’s a blast! The fact that the Evening of Fine Wines can provide so much for so many is icing on the cake.”
This annual gala event combines a wine tasting and live wine auction with a silent auction of non-wine items to raise funds for scholarships and programs at the college. Contributions to the Evening of Fine Wines directly benefits hundreds of deserving students who need financial assistance to pursue and reach their educational goals.
Established in 1968, the MCC Foundation secures funding for student scholarships, programs and equipment to aid the college in achieving its mission. Events such as the Evening of Fine Wines, which celebrated a record-breaking year in 2013, net more than $100,000 annually for student scholarships and college programs.The MCC Foundation gives hundreds of deserving students the opportunity to achieve their academic dreams through the scholarship program, awarding approximately $200,000 to 200 students each year. In addition, the Foundation supports college programs like culinary arts with over $50,000 in funding. With this funding, MCC is able to maintain and build its competitive edge as a flagship institution.
About Kelser Corporation
For more than 30 years, Kelser has played an active role in a number of charities locally, throughout America, and across the globe. In 2011 the Kelser Foundation was established to further the American spirit of giving. Through the generosity and tireless efforts of Kelser employees, families and friends, philanthropy has become more than an initiative — it is a way of life. Kelser is headquartered in East Hartford, CT. To learn more about the Foundation, visit http://www.kelsercorp.com/foundation/.
About Manchester Community College and the MCC Foundation
The Manchester Community College Foundation, Inc. is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 Connecticut corporation. It is governed by a volunteer board of directors, composed of business and community leaders. Its board meets bi-monthly and lends it expertise to the operations of the Foundation and the college’s Office of Institutional Advancement Division.
Students of any age who possess the desire to pursue higher education are welcome at Manchester Community College. MCC is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and “real world” credentials. The college offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admissions programs with several universities. The main, park-like campus, which is easily accessible from I-84, is also the home of Great Path Academy, a middle college high school, serving grades 9-12. The college’s second location, the Manchester Community College Arts and Education Center, opened in downtown Manchester in 2012. MCC takes pride in the quality of programs and the many ways we’ve helped students, families, businesses and community grow over the past five decades. Fifty Years Together.
For Learning. For Life.To learn more about the MCC Foundation, visit http://www.mcc.commnet.edu/foundation/.