AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title First annual student/faculty wine tasting
Project type(s) Fundraiser
Date completed 03/2006
Chapter University of Arizona COM
Project Coordinator Megan Moore
Summary of project Over 30 faculty and administrative persons plus over 30 students bought tickets to attend the wine tasting at an upscale restaurant/wine bar. We offered six different wines that compared old world and new world wine as well as bread, fruit, and cheese platters. Two wine-knowledgeable and well-liked professors presented one wine each to the guests and the other four were presented by the restaurant manager. Students and faculty sat together at tables on a private patio and visited during the tasting. The cost was about $15 per person (wine was sold to us at wholesale cost), students were charged $20, faculty $30. Overall, we raised $900-1000. Tickets were given to students days before and at the door. Reservations were collected via email. Personal invitations and tickets were hand-made and hand-delivered to faculty and administration. Payment was collected by the treasurer and by the school's special events employee. An initial email to faculty was sent more than a month early to be sure there was interest in such an event. The event was so well-attended we ran out of chairs and officers stood. Faculty and students alike loved the event and said they would look forward to attending again next year.

Content area Fundraising
Number of participants 78
Participant hours involved 25 hour(s)
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Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost $0
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Project advertising emails, word of mouth, invitations in person after lectures, classroom announcements, posters, invitations in faculty mailboxes to offices
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(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions If one of your officers personally knows faculty, utilize them to recruit. Compare costs at several locations before committing to one. Choose a location that is near school, on the way home for most of the faculty, and where they might like to stay and