The Rochester Public Library Foundation held its 10th Annual Wit, Wisdom and Wine gala fundraising event on Saturday, January 15, 2011. This unique event, which raised about $25,000 had a record number of 250 attendees. Throughout the evening, each attendee had a chance to listen to their choice of two speakers, socialize over wine and light refreshments, and outwit/outbid each other in the silent auction.
The Friends donated a number of silent auction items including many of the books that graced the other silent auction items. Friends also contributed to the success of the evening.
This year’s speakers had topics for everyone ranging from Economics, Politics, Pirates, Art, Music, and of course, Wine. The silent auction offered great items that were all donated by local library enthusiasts. There were piles of books, lots of wine, art prints, airplane rides, tickets to Minnesota Wild, and even a wing-backed chair up for bid. Gift certificates for CounterPoint, Great Harvest, zPizza, and even a psychic reading were also on the auction.
The raffle winner of a piece of jewelry donated by Hight & Randall, Ltd. was Bruce Snyder. His wife, Vicki, chose the ring as her prize. Congratulations to both of you!
If you missed it this year, mark your calendar now for the 11th Annual Wit, Wisdom and Wine event which will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2012.
This event wouldn’t be as successful as it is without the volunteers who help the night of the event, the donors who supply us with silent auction and raffle items, the attendees who come to the event and those who bid on the silent auction items and purchase raffle tickets, and of course our sponsors:
BridgeStreet World Wide and Think Mutual Bank were the main co-sponsors of the event.
Other sponsors include: Andy’s Liquor, David & Lois Marris from Keller Williams Realty, Associated Bank, Davies Printing, DoubleTree Hotel, Daubes’ Cakes and Bakery, Hight & Randall, LTD, Barbara and Phil Henoch, Lasker Jewelers, Nigon Woodworks, Inc., US Bank, Windsor Financial, Paustis Wine Company, Finca Flichman Winery, and Anakena Chile Winery.

Wit Wisdom & Wine fundraiser

Registration information is now available for our 10th Annual Wit, Wisdom & Wine fundraiser for the Rochester Public Library Foundation.

This entertaining and intellectual fundraising event features a variety of speakers.  Attendees select two class choices to attend. Wine and Hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening, with special wine tasting and refreshments following the second class.

Wit Wisdom & Wine fundraiser

Oooh Shiny! This year’s 10th Annual Wit Wisdom & Wine raffle on January 15, 2011,  features the winner’s choice of one of three pieces of jewlery donated by Hight & Randall, Ltd.

18 karat white gold Art Nouveau arrow pin with 25 square cut channel set blue sapphires weighing approximately 0.75ct and 22 single cut bead set melee diamonds weighing approximately 0.25ct, circa 1930. This piece weighs 4.6 grams.
14 karat yellow gold antique revival style filigree ring containing 37 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.52 ct, H color S12 clarity.

We are grateful for the generous support of our event co-sponsors:
Think Logo Bridgestreet
Additional Sponsors:
Andy’s Liquor Associated Bank
Daube’s Cakes & Bakery Davies Printing
Doubletree Rochester Downtown Barb and Phil Henoch
Hight & Randall, Ltd., Personal Jewelers Lasker Jewelers
League of Women Voters David & Lois Marris of Keller Williams Realty
Nigon Woodworks US Bank
Windsor Financial Group/David Koch
Proceeds are used to support the mission and vision of the Rochester Public Library Foundation.

Wit Wisdom & Wine fundraiser

Registration information is now available for our 10th Annual Wit, Wisdom & Wine fundraiser for the Rochester Public Library Foundation.

This entertaining and intellectual fundraising event features a variety of speakers.  Attendees select two class choices to attend. Wine and Hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening, with special wine tasting and refreshments following the second class.