Philbrook Mu­seum’s largest fundraiser ex­ceeds $3.2 mil­lion

La Semana - - FRONT PAGE / PORTADA -

Tulsa, Okla. On April 27 and 28, Philbrook Wine Ex­pe­ri­ence 2018 set a new rev­enue record of just over $3.2 mil­lion. The fundrais­ing week­end fea­tured 50 top vint­ners from around the world in­clud­ing Wil­liams Se­lyem, Bois­set Col­lec­tion, and Ka­men Es­tate Wines, show­cas­ing their wines to ap­prox­i­mately 2,000 guests across mul­ti­ple events.

All pro­ceeds ben­e­fit Philbrook Mu­seum of Art, an 80-year-old, pri­vately funded gen­eral art mu­seum na­tion­ally known for its com­pelling and in­no­va­tive pub­lic pro­grams.

The cul­mi­na­tion of the week­end took place dur­ing the Vint­ner Din­ner and Auc­tion on Satur­day, April 28, led by auc­tion­eer and par­tic­i­pat­ing vint­ner Fritz Hat­ton of Ari­etta. Spir­ited bid­ding took over the Tent on the Philbrook Lawn, which was trans­formed into a seated din­ner for 500

The top sin­gle lot of the event was do­nated by Jean-Charles Bois­set of Bois­set Col­lec­tion and in­cludes a three-day ex­cur­sion with Jean-Charles to his ex­clu­sive fa­vorites in Cal­i­for­nia Wine Coun­try. The lot, which raised $200,000

“Gent­ner and I are so grate­ful to the ex­cep­tional vint­ners, pa­trons, spon­sors, and vol­un­teers, who em­body the gen­er­ous spirit and gra­cious hos­pi­tal­ity of Tulsa as we gather to­gether every two years to make a dif­fer­ence in the fu­ture of our dy­namic and vi­brant Mu­seum,” said Co-Chair Wendy Drum­mond. “This event is a cel­e­bra­tion of all we love about the shared ex­pe­ri­ence of wine and cul­ture, trans­formed into an as­tound­ing in­vest­ment into the cul­tural com­mu­nity of Tulsa.”

Philbrook Wine Ex­pe­ri­ence re­ceived en­thu­si­as­tic in­ter­est from winer­ies around the world, ul­ti­mately se­lect­ing 50 from through­out Napa, Sonoma, Cen­tral Coast, France, Italy, and the Pa­cific North­west. (La Se­m­ana)

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