Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sip, Savor & Support - March 18!



Wine and Art Auction to Benefit
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and University Club Foundation

ALBANY, NY – March 8, 2011 – A primary goal of the University Club Foundation is to be a good steward of the historic University Club building on Washington Avenue at Dove Street. The Foundation is also eager to be a supporting partner for charitable causes in the community.

On Friday, March 18, from 5:00 – 8:30 p.m., the public is invited to support the Foundation and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at a benefit titled “Sip, Savor & Support.”

Beginning with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar at 5:00 p.m., participants will have the opportunity to bid on premium wine and fabulous art during a silent auction. At 8:15, bidding will begin in an exciting live auction, featuring bottles to enjoy now to as well as collectable vintages to hold for years to come.

The auction will offer something for everyone, including a raffle for a single bottle of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Cask 23 (1987). Tickets are $2 each, 3 for $5, or 7 for $10. Tasting notes boast of “… a huge aroma of coffee, fruitcake, cassis, oriental spices, toasty new oak, herbs, and black fruits that is profound. In the mouth, there is an almost endless sensation of voluptuous, velvety fruit, as well as an opulence that borders on decadence.” With a Robert Parker 91 rating, this bottle has an estimated auction price of $360-$400. The wine has been donated by a private collector who wishes to remain anonymous.

The Club’s renowned Prime Rib and More Buffet is included in the ticket price of only $35 per person. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the University Club at 518-463-1151. Payment may be made by cash or check payable to the University Club Foundation, a 501c3 corporation. A portion of your donation may be tax deductible.

Founded on the belief that each generation has a responsibility to embrace, preserve and promote its shared history, the University Club of Albany Foundation, Inc. was formed to recognize and maintain the unique historic and architectural significance of the University Club building and property, its historic neighborhood and the city of Albany, New York where it has been located since its inception in 1901.

Club member Douglas Boettner of Boettner & Associates LLC is sponsoring the event on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.


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