TU Uncorked

TU Uncorked Raises Over $800,000 for Scholarships Since 2004 

TU Uncorked welcomed over 500 guests to the Donald W. Reynolds Center on Friday, June 24 for the 12th annual wine festival. This year’s event raised a record $100,000 for The University of Tulsa Alumni Association scholarship fund, bringing the total funds raised for scholarships to over $800,000 since the event’s inception in 2005. Alumni Association scholarships are awarded to Tulsa-area students based on financial need and academic qualifications.

The event featured offerings from local restaurants and wineries, along with a wine pull and silent and live auctions, featuring items such as a TU vs. Ohio State Football package, a private dinner at Skelly Mansion with President Designate Gerard Clancy and an exclusive viewing of the Bob Dylan Collection. Rustic Cuff, a local fine jewelry boutique owned and operated by TU Law alumna Jill Donovan, created a custom TU set for the event, and Kendra Scott Jewelry once again sponsored a popular jewelry pull, donating 75 pieces of jewelry to the event.

Presenting sponsors and honorary event chairs were Mark ('84) and Cinda Marra. The event was chaired by Matthew ('10) and Hillary ('13) Hauth. Other sponsors included Bob and Cathy Laird, Phillips 66, David and Leslie Lawson, Schnake Turnbo Frank, Jim and Judy Miller, The University of Tulsa College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, The University of Tulsa Collins College of Business, Steven and Janet Bellovich Family, The University of Tulsa  College of Law and the Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences, Bank of Oklahoma, The University of Tulsa Oxley College of Health Sciences, Robert and Denise Bodily and KWB Oil Property Management, Inc.

Attendees were invited to sample food and drinks from local restaurants and wineries who generously donated their offerings to the guests. Restaurant sponsors included Catering by PARTYSERVE, Chow House @ Riverbend Arena, Dilly Diner, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, In the Raw, Johnny Carino's, Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue, Roka Bar and Asian Flavors, Sisserou's, SMOKE. on Cherry Street, Sonoma Bistro and Wine Bar, The Bistro at Seville, The French Hen, The Melting Pot, Topeca Coffee and Yokozuna.

Beverage sponsors included 32 Winds, A to Z Wineworks, Calistoga Cellars, Canyon Lakes Winery, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Colorado Cider Company, Darms Lane Wine, EOS Estate Winery, Italics Wine, Lady Hill Winery, Lost Angel Wines, McManis Family Vineyards, Pecan Creek Winery, Sobieski Vodka, St. Supery Vineyards & Winery, Suelo Farms and Triumph Cellars.

TU alumnus Eric Marshall, founder of Marshall Brewing, also offered locally brewed beer.

Photos are available to view on our Facebook page.

For additional questions or sponsorship opportunities for 2017, please contact Leslie Blanchet at 918-631-2092 or leslie-blanchet@utulsa.edu.