High-end wines and gourmet foods will be the prize sale items Monday during the Tasting Notes fundraiser for the South Carolina Philharmonic.
The business-casual event is from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the S.C. State Museum, 301 Gervais St., Columbia.
Guests will be able to sample more than 50 high-end wines from around the world as well as dishes from 16 Midlands restaurants. Guests can buy the wines they’ve tasted and bid on specialty wines.
The Reggie Sullivan Quartet and Dreher High Steel Band will provide tmusical entertainment, and The Cigar Box will sell cigars in a special lounge area. A silent auction will feature specialty wines, vacation packages, artwork and more.
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Southern Valet will provide complimentary valet parking, and Checker Yellow Cab will be available to provide safe rides home.
Tickets are $75 per person. To purchase, visit scphilharmonic.com/tasting notes or call (803) 254-7445.
A record year in time, talents and gifts
Colonial Life and its employees gave generously of their time, talents and resources again in 2014.
The company contributed nearly $1.5 million to S.C. charitable organizations selected by the company and with matching gifts of employee contributions.
Additionally, Colonial Life employees volunteered nearly 12,700 hours during the year to their favorite causes.
The United Way of the Midlands was the largest single beneficiary of the company’s charitable giving as the company and employees donated more than $420,000.
Other major charitable efforts during the year included a Habitat for Humanity house built for a Midlands family, a Strong Schools Grant Program for Richland 1 teachers, and an art installation at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.
“Our employees demonstrate their commitment to community service by giving of their time, talents and hard-earned financial resources,” said Colonial Life President and CEO Tim Arnold.
Colonial Life’s corporate social responsibility program targets education, health and wellness, and cultural arts.