Walsh College Presents Annual Wine Gala for Student Scholarships at the General Motors Heritage Center in Sterling Heights, Mich.

WalshCollege286_reg04Walsh College presents the Wine Gala, one of its largest annual fundraising events for student scholarships, at 7 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2016, at the General Motors Heritage Center, 6400 Center Drive, Sterling Heights, Mich.

This year’s Wine Gala will once again celebrate the Kentucky Derby and Derby attire is encouraged. Guests will enjoy wine tastings, delectable cuisine catered by Forte Belanger, a hosted bar, mint juleps, bourbon pie, and full access to the GM facility.

The General Motors Heritage Center exhibits more than 165 vehicles, each representing a milestone in GM automotive history. The vehicles showcase different designs or technological advances in key time periods.

The annual Wine Gala raises funds for the Walsh College Scholarship Fund, which has supported many Walsh students since its inception in 2003. In the subsequent years, the Wine Gala has raised more than $800,000 for the Scholarship Fund.

All tickets are $175. An invitation-only, VIP Sponsors Reception offering advanced access to rare-wine tables begins at 6:30 p.m. General admission starts at 7 p.m.

Co-chairs for the 2016 Walsh College Wine Gala, all residents of Grosse Pointe, Mich., are Mindy Barry, attorney; Jennifer Rice; and Scott Rice, chief operating officer, Powerlink Facilities. Scott Rice is a Walsh alumnus.

Among the corporate sponsors for the 2016 Wine Gala are Auburn Pharmaceutical, CareTech Solutions, Clayton & McKervey, Comerica Bank, Conway MacKenzie, Deloitte, Doner, Doeren Mayhew, Ernst & Young, Federal Mogul, Lear Corporation, Plastipak Packaging, and Wealth Management Services.

For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit www.walshcollege.edu/WineGala or contact Andrea Richards, assistant director, Special Events and Stewardship, at 248-823-1204.

Founded in 1922, Walsh College is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college.  It offers 19 undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs.  One of the region’s largest business schools and one of Michigan’s top three graduate business schools, Walsh has locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, and Port Huron, as well as online.

Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, management and leadership, marketing, taxation, and other fields.  The faculty integrates theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers.  It includes four Fulbright Scholars, the most of any business school in the state of Michigan.  There are about 27,000 alumni, most of whom live or work in Michigan.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org).  The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (www.acbsp.org) accredits specific degree programs.

Andrea Richards/Walsh College, Assistant Director, Special Events & Stewardship arichard@walshcollege.edu or 248.823.1204

Elaine Green/Account Supervisor at Airfoil Public Relations green@airfoilgroup.com or 248.304.1456.