A Reason to Taste is the largest fundraiser at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast each year. Its current incarnation as a high-end event began in 2012, and the event raises funds for student scholarships through the Ivy Tech Foundation.
Guests will be treated to Flamenco & Flames, an event centered on the wonders of Barcelona and Madrid, which will be served tapas-style. The sold-out event is supported by individuals and corporate tables from companies and organizations in northeast Indiana that stand behind the mission of the College.
At A Reason to Taste: Flamenco & Flames, guests will dine on a multi-course menu prepared by hospitality administration students who won an opportunity to study culinary arts in Spain and France for 10 days. Students created the menu and will cook and serve the food at the fundraiser.
Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items. The auction will be hosted online, and items include a wide array of donations: jewelry, restaurant and local business gift cards, trips, children’s items, and more.
21Alive media personalities Melissa Long and Tommy Schoegler will emcee the event.
Ivy Tech Community College Northeast
Student Life Center gymnasiumNorth Campus3701 Dean DriveFort Wayne, IN 46835View a map
6 to 9 p.m. Saturday
6 p.m.: Event begins with start of silent and live auctions, music, hors d’oeuvres, and champagne
7 p.m.: Dinner begins
Presenting sponsor: Parkview Health
Reception sponsors: Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 166, Ambassador Enterprises, and Chop’s Wine Bar
Corporate table sponsors: Barnes & Thornburg, BFGoodrich, Brooks Construction Company, Inc., C&A Tool Engineering, Inc., Carson Boxberger, Chuck and Lisa Surack and Sweetwater Sound, Do It Best Corp., Fort Wayne Metals, Frontier Communications, Greater Fort Wayne, Inc., Hagerman Construction, Ivy Tech Foundation, Lincoln Financial, Micropulse, Inc., PNC Bank, ProFed Credit Union, Tom Henry for Mayor Committee; media sponsor ABC 21Alive; and beverage sponsor Calhoun Street Soup, Salads, & Spirits.
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities. In addition, its courses and programs transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.