Kelser Corporation Celebrates the 22nd Annual Evening of Fine Wines as Presenting Sponsor

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The 2014 Evening of Fine Wines raised over $280,000 for scholarships, arts programs and student life at Manchester Community College with support from East Hartford IT provider Kelser Corporation.

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The tireless efforts of everyone involved made the event an extraordinary success!

The results are in! Over $280,000 was raised as a result of tireless efforts, promotion, preparation and man-hours that culminated in the 22nd Annual Evening of Fine Wines at Manchester Community College. The formal event supports the MCC Foundation, enabling students to pursue their educational goals by supporting scholarships, programs (including Culinary Arts) and student life. Barry Kelly, Kelser President & CEO, was the honorary chairman of the event.

"What a great night! We are so happy to take part in such a worthwhile event,” related Barry Kelly, Kelser President & CEO and speaker at the event. “The fact that the goal was realized and surpassed is a testimony to all that were involved. Congratulations."

As the Presenting Sponsor, Kelser supported and contributed to the overall success of the event. In addition to philanthropic sponsorship support, the Kelser Foundation helped drive sponsorships, ticket sales and attendance. The Kelser marketing team launched a cooperative social media campaign with MCC to promote the event, with many friends, clients, and partners of the organization participating on different levels.

“Our partnership with MCC is a collaborative one,” said Lisa Carroll, Kelser Marketing Manager and head of its Foundation. “The staff has been wonderful to work with and their student programs are something we truly believe in and support. The tireless efforts of everyone involved made the event an extraordinary success!”

During the fun-filled evening, guests enjoyed silent and live auctions, wine, beer and cocktail tastings, hors d'oeuvres and dessert selections, live music and dancing, raffles and a few other surprises.

About the Manchester Community College Foundation:
Since 1968, MCC Foundation has supported the college's strategic initiatives via funding for student scholarships, college programs, and equipment. Financial needs cannot be met by state dollars alone; MCC needs private partners to ensure access, excellence and relevance to our community.

MCC Foundation helps build a network of community support and promotes better public understanding of the College as a tremendous regional resource.

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About The Kelser Foundation
For more than 30 years, Kelser has played an active role in a number of charities locally, throughout America, and across the globe. In 2011 the Kelser Foundation was established to further the American spirit of giving. Through the generosity and tireless efforts of Kelser employees, families and friends, philanthropy has become more than an initiative — it is our way of life. Kelser is headquartered in East Hartford, CT.

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