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Vino Scholastico

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Raise a Glass, Raise a Scholarship. 100% of sponsorships for Vino Scholastico go to support college programs and students in need. Without aid, many students would be unable to afford to pursue their education. In 2016, 48% of HCC students needed some form of financial support. The Howard Community College Educational Foundation provides funds for scholarships, grants, and programs that benefit college students in a variety of ways. Learn more about how sponsorship dollars are allocated.

The Event

The evening starts with a limited seating presentation by Ridgeback Wines of South Africa. Ridgeback Wines offers the connoisseur a wine tasting and enjoyable experience that is rooted in award-winning quality, as evidenced by an extensive list of accolades.  Learn from these wine enthusiasts as they share their secrets and the passion behind their wine. Enjoy select tastings from Ridgeback Wines and opportunities to ask questions.

To follow, a chic evening full of fine wines craft beers, and spirits. Gourmet food selections will be provided by local and regional restaurants including: Baldwin's StationGlory Days, Grotto Pizza, Houlihan'sMango Grove, Ranazul, Seasons 52Tino's Italian Bistro, and Whole Foods. Delectable desserts will be created by HCC's culinary program.

This must-attend event brings the community together to support and celebrate education.

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Vino Black Bag Drawing: Helping Celebrate Columbia's 50th Birthday. 50 Years. 50 Bottles. $50 Each

For $50 receive a bottle of wine and the opportunity to win the "Connoisseur Collection," a variety of distinctive wines, craft beers, spirits, and gift certificates to area restaurants. (collection value approximately $500). Winning ticket drawn at the event, Friday, April 28, 2017. Winner need not be present to win.

Purchase Tickets/Sponsorships

  • Event Details
    Where When
    Howard Community College
    Health Sciences Building lobby
    and main floor (HSB)
    10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
    Columbia, Maryland

    Friday, April 28, 2017
    6:30 – 10 PM Vino Scholastico
    6:30 - 7:30 PM Featured Vineyard Tasting
    7:30-10 PM General Tasting

    An evening of fine wines, craft beers and spirits featuring a taste of area restaurants and delicious desserts by Howard Community College Culinary Program.

  • Sponsorship

    Purchase Tickets/Sponsorships

    $5,000 Magnum

    • Digital ad displayed at event

    • Named scholarship opportunity ($3,500)

    • Corporate link on event webpage

    • Framed wine table sponsor sign

    • 10 General tasting tickets

    • 4 Featured vineyard tickets

    • Reserved table for eight at the event

    $2,500 Pilsner

    • Digital ad displayed at event

    • Named scholarship opportunity ($1,500)

    • Corporate link on event webpage

    • Framed wine table sponsor sign

    • 8 General tasting tickets

    • 2 Featured vineyard tickets

    $1,000 Spirits

    • Corporate name displayed at event

    • Listed on event webpage

    • Framed wine table sponsor sign

    • 6 General tasting tickets

    • 2 Featured vineyard tickets

    $500 Stein

    • Corporate name displayed at event

    • Listed on event webpage

    • 2 General tasting tickets 

    • 2 Featured vineyard tickets
  • Tickets

    Vino Scholastico Aficionados

    These special attendees have committed to bringing at least 10 guests! 

    Become a VINO Aficionado today! HCCEF is looking for someone who loves wine, craft beer or spirits to help grow attendance at this unique fundraiser to raise money for student scholarships. Become an Aficionado, recruit 10 friends, family or fans to attend the event and receive the following benefits:

    • 2 free tickets to both events
    • Listed as a VINO Aficionado in event program and event website
    • Included in social media posts
       

    Purchase Tickets/Scholarships

    Can’t attend, but would like to support HCCEF? Make a donation.

  • Sponsors

    2017 Vino Scholastico Sponsors

    Presenting Sponsor

    Pilsner

    Spirits

    Stein

    • Carney Kelehan
    • Davis Agnor Rapapaport & Skalny, LLC
    • GRANIX
    • Matthew Horowitz, CPA
    • Williamsburg Group, LLC
    • Barb VanWinkle

    2016 Vino Scholastico Sponsors

    Presenting Sponsor

    • M&T Bank

    Magnum

    • BGE

    Pilsner

    • Access Demolition, Inc.
    • Charles A. Klein & Sons
    • Chesapeake Corporate Advisors
    • Daycon
    • Dembo Jones, P.C.
    • Gradeline Construction Company Inc
    • Harkins Builders
    • Howard Bank
    • The Howard Hughes Corporation
    • Lakeside Title Company
    • LG-TEK
    • Prostatis Financial Advisors
    • Roman Company, Inc.
    • Sandy Spring Bank

    Spirits

    • Bay Bank
    • Canon
    • C.L. McCoy
    • EMJAY Engineering
    • Gilbane Company
    • Hamel Builders, Inc.
    • Matthew R. Horowitz, CPA
    • Mind Over Machines
    • Plano-Coudon Construction
    • Ruth Paine & Gerald Abbott
    • Rule 4 Building Group
    • Thomas & Libowitz, P.A.
    • University System of Maryland Foundation

    Stein

    • Bright Technologies
    • Columbia Benefits Consultants
    • Courtney Watson
    • Cushman and Wakefield
    • EMH Environmental
    • Jahantab and LaRee Siddiqui
    • Ken and Elizabeth Lundeen
    • Nancy Adams Personnel
    • Shore Bank
    • SW Complete, Inc.
    • Williamsburg Builders

     

    2015 Vino Scholastico Sponsors

    Magnum
    Charles A. Klein and Sons
    Champagne
    M&T Bank
    Pilsner
    Advanced Window, Inc
    BB&T
    BGE
    Cardoni Waddell 
    Daycon
    Howard Bank
    Roman Co. Inc
    Spirits
    Abbott & Paine Family
    Allstate Flooring and Const, Inc.
    Bath/Kitchen &Tile
    Chesapeake Corporate Advisors
    Clean & Polish Building Solutions
    Columbia Bank, The
    DTZ
    EMJAY Engineering and Construction
    Harkins Builders, Inc.
    The Jeffrey Group and Morgan Stanley
    LG-TEK
    Matthew R. Horowitz, CPA
    Sage Management
    Sandy Spring Bank
    Thomas & Libowitz, P.A.
    Stein
    Columbia Benefits Consultants, Inc

     

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