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Taste excellence at Sierra College fundraiser

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The Sierra College Foundation will savor its seventh annual “A Taste of Excellence” on Saturday, April 9, at the Sierra College Rocklin campus. The elegant food- and wine-tasting gala will serve up the region’s best restaurants and wineries, as well as silent and live auction items. Proceeds from the evening will go toward the most needed areas within Sierra College, such as scholarships and programs. For the fourth consecutive year, Wells Fargo will be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2011 “A Taste of Excellence.” With an attendance of nearly 500 people each year, the special evening features more than 50 of the finest local restaurants and wineries. In total, since the first event in 2005, this annual affair has raised more than $800,000, showcasing that it is one of Placer County’s premier fundraising efforts. “Sierra College is an outstanding asset to our community, and that’s why we have been delighted to partner with the Foundation for four years in a row,” said John Crenshaw, a local market president for Wells Fargo. “Wells Fargo is committed to supporting educational opportunities, and Sierra College plays such a vital role in our region.” “With the help of Wells Fargo, we’re looking forward to another successful community event that’s a flavorful way of supporting Sierra College students,” said Sonbol Aliabadi, executive director of the Sierra College Foundation. “The money raised from every ‘A Taste of Excellence’ has established scholarships and helped important student programs.” “A Taste of Excellence” starts at 6:30 p.m. inside the campus gym. Tickets for the event are $100 per person. The Sierra College Rocklin campus is located at 5000 Rocklin Road. The Sierra College Foundation has a number of sponsorship options available for local businesses. The event provides a great opportunity for businesses to showcase their support of higher education and enjoy an elegant evening with clients. For more information on “A Taste of Excellence” or to support the event through sponsorship, please contact the Sierra College Foundation at (916) 660-7020 or visit www.sierracollege.edu/ toe. ~Staff report