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An Evening With Cornell NorCal - Scholarship Benefit Event

  • 24 Jun 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Berkeley, CA - address to be provided to dinner guests
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Join Cornell NorCal for an intimate evening of fine dining, wine, art, and lively conversation in a stunning Claremont Hills mansion.

In a continued effort to provide scholarship funds for Bay Area Cornell students, we are starting a Scholarship Dinner Series which will help support this mission. Join us for our inaugural dinner where guests will enjoy a five-course meal and wine paring in an intimate setting with sweeping views of San Francisco and Oakland. The parents of a Cornell alum are graciously hosting the dinner at their home. We will be joined by third-generation Napa vintner Lorenzo Trefethen who will be sharing some of his family's incredible estate-grown wines. We'll start off the evening with a tour of the house and its extensive art collection. After dinner, we'll enjoy dessert and the sunset over the Bay from the terrace.

The house is located in Claremont Hills, Berkeley, and the exact address will be provided to attendees prior to the dinner. As it will be a small group, we may not be able to accommodate all dietary needs, but we will do our best. Please contact Catherine Meng '09 with any questions. 

About our Scholarship Funds

Cornell NorCal instituted two Cornell endowed scholarships—the Ira B. Degenhardt Tradition Fellowship and the Peter E. Lee Tradition Fellowship—both of which are managed by Cornell University. With alumni support, we fundraise and make contributions to these scholarship funds on a regular basis.  These funds allow us to award Tradition Fellowships to two deserving students from the Bay Area for each year of their four-year tenure at Cornell. This year, we donated $10,000 toward these funds! Help us continue this effort and have a great evening at the same time. The estimated value of the dinner and wine pairing is $75. The remaining $100 of each ticket purchased will go to the scholarship funds and may be tax deductible. 

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