Summer Wine Mixer Raises $9,000 for Mihaylo College

Eddie Newell of Wine Exchange pours Rojallia Margana wine for Executive Council member Terri Scraggs at the Mihaylo College mixer on July 21. The event raised funds for student services.

Eddie Newell of Wine Exchange pours Rojallia Margana wine for Executive Council member Terri Scraggs at the Mihaylo College mixer on July 21. The event raised funds for student services.

The Mihaylo Executive Council raised more than $9,000 for the Mihaylo Tutoring Center and student scholarships at the annual Executive Council Summer Mixer in Newport Beach on July 21.

Members of Mihaylo’s Executive Council gathered at The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar in Newport Beach to network and raise funds for the college’s student services and scholarships. The council raised more than $9,000 at the event, bringing the total since 2014 to nearly $30,000.

“This is the third year I have had the pleasure of hosting the Summer Wine Mixer. Each year, our group expands to include several new wine enthusiasts and winemakers,” said Joe Cervantes of R.D. Olson Construction, a member of the Executive Council and the event chair. “It is extremely gratifying to know we can have such great fun while benefiting our students from Mihaylo College. I can’t wait to plan next year’s mixer – cheers and hope to see you all again!”

Executive Council members in front of the harbor view at The Winery in Newport Beach.

Executive Council members in front of the harbor view at The Winery in Newport Beach.

Wine tastings were from four California boutique wineries: Tanner DaFoe, Neal Family Vineyards, Wine Exchange and Bracey Vineyards.

Sponsors included Bob Adams, founder of Adams Iron Co. Inc.; Scott Coler, president of Capital Pacific Real Estate; David DeFilippo, senior vice president and regional manager of California United Bank; Joe Ferrucci of the Ferrucci Law Group; Alex Lopez, director of practice marketing solutions at Alphaeon; Mike McKennon, president of DBBMcKennon; Charles Pruitt, chief financial officers of LPA Inc.; and Greg Wilson, president of Guy Yocom Construction.

For more on the Executive Council events and membership, contact Development and Alumni Relations Associate Amanda Leon at amleon@fullerton.edu.

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