Wine and dine on The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s Main Stage at the 12th Annual Wine Dinner & Auction March 28, 2010. The Pavilion Partners, the official volunteer organization of The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, home of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, hosts this annual event benefiting The Pavilion’s educational programming and Partners Scholarship Fund. A wine and hors d’oeuvres reception begins at 5 p.m. followed by a seated dinner at 6:30 p.m. The cost to attend the event is $200 per person.

In addition to fine food and a variety of wines - wine sponsored by Northern Trust - the evening includes a live auction, bid board auction and silent auction featuring a selection of wine-related items, leisure packages, private dinners and tastings and more. Net proceeds from the live auction benefit The Pavilion Partners Scholarship Fund. The remaining net proceeds from the event benefit The Pavilion’s educational outreach programs including Children’s Festival and Musical Scores.

Last year, more than $75,000 was raised at this event, with $35,000 from the live auction benefiting the scholarship fund. In 2009, The Pavilion Partners awarded $60,000 in scholarships to 16 graduating high school seniors from 10 area high schools and 38 renewal scholarships to recipients studying fine arts in college. Scholarships are awarded to students in the following categories: vocal music, instrumental music, theatre arts, dance, visual arts and computer graphic arts. The awards, based on talent and academic performance, are presented each spring. Since its inception, The Pavilion Partners has awarded more than $400,000 in scholarships to students studying the arts.

The 12th Annual Wine Dinner & Auction honors Northern Trust for their generous support of the arts, The Pavilion and the entire community. Northern Trust Corporation is a leading provider of investment management, asset and fund administration, banking solutions and fiduciary services for corporations, institutions and affluent individuals worldwide. Northern Trust, a financial holding company based in Chicago, has offices in 18 U.S. states and 16 international locations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. For 120 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader in combining exceptional service and expertise with innovative products and technology.

“Arts and cultural programs are a vital part of the development of a vibrant and healthy community such as The Woodlands,” said Jeff H. Shipley, managing director of Northern Trust in The Woodlands. “For over 120 years, Northern Trust has supported the arts in the communities it serves. The Woodlands office is proud to carry on this tradition through its partnership with The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and The Pavilion Partners.”

The 12th Annual Wine Dinner & Auction committee includes Chardelle Adelson, Bunny Benditz, Becki Borth, Sylvia Caracio, Sue Chene, John Dantche, Keith Ferry, Sandi Galbraith, Angela Gott, Lyn Hullinger, Julie Mayrant, Shelli Moran, Cindy Notarainni, Sandra Novak, Cal Remsburg, John Robichau and Marsha Williams. Co-chairmen are Randy Lowry and Sol Sachs.

For more information about The Pavilion Partners 12th Annual Wine Dinner & Auction, or the Partners organization, please contact Charlotte Weschler at 281-210-1122 or [email protected]

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