Foundation’s signature fundraiser focuses on student scholarships
Monday, Aug. 16, marks the opening day of ticket sales for the MSU Billings Foundation’s 2021 Wine & Food Festival. Beginning at 8 a.m., tickets for the Saturday night gala event are available for purchase.
This year’s Wine & Food Festival is Saturday, Sept. 25, at MetraPark Montana Pavilion, beginning a 5:30 p.m. Guests will delight in superb dining prepared by executive chef Andy Fulton from Sodexo. The gourmet meal will be expertly paired with wines selected by winemasters Trevor Durling of Beaulieu Vineyard and Kimberlee Nicholls of Markham Vineyards. Art, jewelry, international getaway packages, fine wines, and more are up for bid in live and silent auctions.
Individual tickets are $125. A corporate table of eight guests is $2,000 and includes six bottles of wine specially selected by each winemaster.
Typically held in May and marked by a week-long festival, the 2021 fundraiser was rescheduled to fall and consolidated to a single evening because of COVID-19 concerns. Organizers plan a return to form May 9-14, 2022, with special pre-events, a week of Cooking Schools, the Friday night tasting event, and the Saturday gala and auctions.
All Wine & Food Festival events benefit the MSU Billings Foundation, a non-profit which supports Montana State University Billings and its students through investment and financial stewardship. In 2019, Wine & Food Festival netted $380,000 in proceeds, used to fund scholarships.
Contact Jeanne Moller, Senior Development Officer, for more details.