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Vino Scholastico

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Raise a Glass, Raise a Scholarship. 100% of the profit from Vino Scholastico goes to support college programs and students in need. Without aid, many students would be unable to afford to pursue their education. In 2017, 49% of HCC students received 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

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

The evening starts with a limited-seating wine presentation. Learn from these wine enthusiasts as they share their secrets and the passion behind their wine, enjoy selected tastings, and ask questions.

To follow, an evening full of fine wines, craft beers, and spirits. The evening also includes entertainment and gourmet food selections provided by local and regional restaurants.

Vino Black Bag DrawingFor $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 27, 2018. Winner need not be present to win.  

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  • Event Details
    Where When

    Science, Engineering and Technology Building (SET) and
    Health Sciences Building (HSB)
    10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
    Columbia, Maryland

    Friday, April 27, 2018
    6:30 – 10 PM Vino Scholastico
    6:30 - 7:30 PM Featured Presentation 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.

  • Tickets

    Thank you for your interest in purchasing Vino Scholastico wine tasting and/or Black Bag Drawing tickets.  Tickets are available for purchase at the event or by calling the HCC development office at 443-518-1970.  

    Purchase tickets/sponsorships

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

  • Sponsorship

    Purchase Tickets/Sponsorships

    As a sponsor of Vino Scholastico, you assist the HCC Educational Foundation in providing life changing scholarships for students to pursue their educational goals. The need for financial aid continues to increase.Today more than 49 percent of students request financial assistance.

    $5,000 Magnum

    • Digital ad displayed at event
    • Named scholarship opportunity ($3,500)
    • Corporate link on event webpage and on social media
    • Framed wine table sponsor sign
    • Reserved table for eight at main event
    • 6 General Tasting tickets
    • 4 Vino Scholastico tickets

    $2,500 Pilsner 

    • ​​​Digital ad displayed at event
    • Named scholarship opportunity ($1,500)
    • Corporate link on event webpage and on social media
    • Framed wine table sponsor sign
    • 6 General Tasting tickets
    • 2 Vino Scholastico tickets

    $1,000 Spirits 

    • Corporate name displayed at event
    • Listed on event webpage and on social media
    • Framed wine table sponsor sign
    • 4 General Tasting tickets
    • 2 Vino Scholastico tickets

    $500 Stein

    • Corporate name displayed at event
    • Listed on event webpage and on social media
    • 2 General Tasting tickets
    • 2 Vino Scholastico tickets
  • Sponsors

    2017 Vino Scholastico Sponsors

    Presenting Sponsor

    Magnum Sponsor

    Pilsner Sponsors

    Spirits Sponsors

    Stein Sponsors

    2016 Vino Scholastico Sponsors

    Presenting Sponsor

    • M&T Bank

    Magnum Sponsor

    • BGE

    Pilsner Sponsors

    • 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 Sponsors

    • 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 Sponsors 

    • 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

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


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