TU Alums Become Uncorked

RAISING CANE: Chairing this year’s TU Uncorked event are, from left, Honorary Chairs Steve and Norman Turnbo, Chairs Rich and Lucinda Ross and Co-Chairs Jay and Chandra Matlock.

Photo by John Lew

The Tulsa Chapter of The University of Tulsa Alumni Association will host its eighth annual TU Uncorked. TU Uncorked brings members of the TU family together as friends with a purpose – raising scholarship funds that provide financial assistance for TU students from the Tulsa area. Since its inception, TU Uncorked has raised more than $370,000 in scholarship funding for need-based students in the Tulsa area.

TU Uncorked will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 1 at the historic Cain’s Ballroom. The event is chaired by Rich and Lucinda (2006) Ross. Honorary Chairs are Steve (1968) and Norma Turnbo and Event Co-Chairs are Jay (2000) and Chandra Matlock. The committee chairs include: Hannah Taylor (2010), Auction Chair; Emily Bolusky (1998) and Holly Becker (1999), Decorations Co-Chairs; Gerad Gibson (2000 & 2002), Logistics Chair; Tony Henry (1992), Matthew Hunt (2002), and Alicia Hunt (2008), Restaurant Co-Chairs; Maria Gaw (2007), Wine Pull Chair; and Kevin Lawlor (1994), Wine Chair.

Attendees will be able to enjoy food from some of the best local restaurants and sample wines from a number of California wineries. Live music will be performed by The Mike Bennett Band. This year’s theme will celebrate the roaring 1920s and will feature live and silent auctions. Numerous items will be up for auction including TU athletics memorabilia and trips as well as opportunities of a lifetime exclusive to The University of Tulsa.

“TU Uncorked has become a great TU alumni tradition,” said event chair Lucinda Rojas Ross. “As always, we anticipate that the food will be delicious and the wine outstanding. This event has grown over the years and we are looking forward to another great turnout.

The best part is the opportunity to reconnect with fellow alums while providing opportunities for students in the Tulsa area to get a world-class education at our alma mater.”

Participating local restaurants and caterers include: The Boulder Grill, Blue Rose Café, Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, Cosmo Café & Bar, Elmer’s , Fair Meadows Sports Grill, The French Hen, Full Moon Café, Go West Restaurant and Saloon, In the Raw, McGill’s, Oklahoma Joe’s Bar-B-Cue, Catering by PARTYSERVE, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Savor, Sweet Tooth Candy & Gifts, Topéca Coffee, and Wolfgang Puck Bistro.

Winery sponsors currently include: Besitos, Bouchaine Estate Winery, Calistoga Cellars / Triumph Cellars, Campo Viejo, Chime, Eos Estate Winery, Gryphus, Lost Angel Wines, McManis Family Vineyards, Oyster Bay Winery, Radio Boca, Risata Moscato di Asti, St. Supery. The brewery sponsor is Marshall Brewing Company and a chocolate martini bar will be provided by Sobieski Vodka and Marie Brizard Chocolat Royal Liqueur.

Gold sponsors to date include: Fred Fulkerson; Oil Property Management, Inc. and Saint Francis Health System. Blue sponsors to date include: Collins College of Business; Eide Bailly, ; Tony Henry and Custom Images & Promotions; Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences; Lawson Family Foundation; Bob and Cathy Laird; Nate and Kim Lovelle – ; Jim and Judy Miller; Rich and Lucinda Ross; Schnake Turnbo Frank PR; Rodger and Belinda Tucker; Tulsa Federal Credit Union and Energy.

Individual reservations are $65 and numerous sponsorship opportunities are available. In addition, all gifts are 100 percent tax-deductible. For more information visit www.TUAlumni.com or call The University of Tulsa Office of Alumni Relations at 918-631-2555.

Updated 05-21-2012

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