Richmond Promise Invites Community to Spooky Fundraiser for Virtual Wine Tasting


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A “spooky” virtual wine tasting fundraiser on Friday October 29 will support a significant effort to create a culture of college and college achievement in Richmond.

the Richmond Promise The Spooky Sips virtual wine tasting celebration will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Hosted by In Good Taste, attendees will enjoy a guided tasting tour of a variety of California wines. Proceeds from the event, which costs $ 150 per ticket, will go directly to support the Richmond Promise scholarship fund for young Richmond academics and professionals. To buy a ticket, go here.

A ticket includes an individualized box of 8 wine flights and a commented tasting. Ticket sales will end on October 14. Your wine will be shipped to your home before the event. Must be 21 and over to purchase.

The Richmond Promise was established through a $ 35 million investment from Chevron Richmond, which was part of a $ 90 million environmental and community investment agreement with the City of Richmond related to the modernization project. refinery.

Since 2016, the program has awarded nearly 3,000 scholarships to graduates, according to data provided by Richmond Promise. Almost 2,000 academics actively attend colleges and universities across the country. Almost 70 percent of academics are first-generation students, according to the organization.

The scholarships are in the amount of $ 1,500 and are renewable for up to four years to attend a two or four year college and / or vocational technical education certificate at any US nonprofit institution. As part of the program, “scholarship” students also receive advice from the program before and during their academic career, whether on obtaining other sources of financial aid or on university life and study.


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