WineFest at Pfizer
steady uptick. The center just got a $10,000 grant to rebuild its website, and "our course registrations are astonishingly ahead of what we expected."
And now she's got a unique setting for this year's WineFest on May 8 (see Events): the U-M's North Campus Research Center, formerly Pfizer's Ann Arbor laboratories. Horace Bomar, facilities director for the medical campus and a former Art Center board member, made the match, and Chamberlin is thrilled: "I'm like a lot of other people--I have gone to any number of charitable events that have been in a hotel ballroom," she says. "We're really excited to be out of the formulaic thing." Last year's WineFest netted $62,000; this year, she's aiming for $70,000.
[Originally published in May, 2010.]