UNCORKED 2006: The second annual TU Uncorked wine festival hosted a variety guests and helped raise funds for the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. Among those in attendance were, from left, Peggy Upham and Steadman Upham, TU president and his wife; and Jim and Jean McGill, honorary chairs, TU Uncorked 2006.
Courtesy TU Alumni Association
An elegant and festive Art Deco ambiance and lively jazz provided the backdrop as The University of Tulsa alumni and friends gathered to celebrate the Second Annual TU Uncorked on June 2.
Showcasing Oklahoma vintners and cuisine from Tulsa’s finest restaurants, TU Uncorked gives alumni the opportunity to give back in a fun-filled, TU-spirited evening. Proceeds benefit the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, which provides a scholarship to a deserving student.
“The Tulsa Chapter of the Alumni Association started Uncorked with a simple yet powerful vision: to financially support worthy students from the Tulsa area who desire to attend TU,” said Ryan Rex, president of the Alumni Association, Tulsa Chapter.
The wine festival is made possible by the generous support of The University of Tulsa alumni and friends.
“Not only are alumni helping to attract the best and brightest students to TU, but we are contributing to the University of Tulsa’s continued rise in the rankings as one of the nation’s top universities,” Rex said. In 2005, TU Uncorked successfully raised more than $32,000 and hosted 350 guests.
The 2006 TU Uncorked planning committee was under the leadership of Honorary Chairs Jim (’65) and Jean McGill and Event Chairs John Williams (’88, ’92) and Cristina Smith Williams (’92).
Presenting sponsors were Jim and Jean McGill, the G.C. Broach Company and the Kanbar Charitable Trust.
A featured auction item was a 1970 Buick LeSabre convertible, in TU blue and loaded with accessories, including Golden Hurricane floor mats and a hurricane siren, donated by Greg Gray (’76, ’85).