Philbrook Museum’s largest fundraiser exceeds $3.2 million
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)