FOX CT's Laurie Perez and Radio 104's David Fisch to Emcee Evening of Fine Wines

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Laurie Perez (l) and David Fisch (r)

Manchester, Connecticut - (March 6, 2014) … The Manchester Community College Foundation is pleased to announce FOX CT News Anchor Laurie Perez and Radio 104 Morning Show Host David Fisch will serve as guest emcees of the 22nd annual Evening of Fine Wines, which will be held on Friday, April 25 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the MCC campus. This year’s presenting sponsor is Kelser Corporation. 

Laurie Perez is an award-winning reporter and a native of South Windsor. Prior to FOX CT, Laurie worked as a reporter at WSPA-TV in Greenville, South Carolina. Her first job was reporting for KEPR-TV in Kennewick, Washington. Laurie has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago. She earned her undergraduate degree at Tufts University and is a graduate of the Loomis Chaffee School.  Laurie is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. In Washington, South Carolina and Connecticut, Laurie has been honored for her writing and interviewing, and she has been nominated for the past five years for an Emmy for Best Overall Reporter in New England. 

Radio personality David Fisch hosts the morning drive show on Radio 104.1 WMRQ and is Assistant Director of Programming at Full Power Radio, Inc. He is a native of East Haddam and attended Xavier High School and Villanova University. 

Evening of Fine Wines is the premier fundraising event of the MCC Foundation and, this year, the signature event of Manchester Community College’s 50th birthday celebration. The event includes live and silent auctions featuring wines, champagnes, once-in-a-lifetime trips, weekend getaways, original works of art, golf, restaurant gift cards and more. Proceeds from this event benefit hundreds of students with scholarship funding and academic program support. 

Wine and spirits from Connecticut and around the globe will be featured at more than 25 tasting tables. Each guest will receive a complimentary souvenir wine glass for sampling. Elegant hors d’oeuvres and desserts, prepared by MCC’s award-winning Culinary Arts students, will be served throughout the evening. Guests will enjoy dancing and other festivities as part of the birthday celebration. 

Tickets are $85 per person and advance purchase is highly recommended. A group rate of $75 per person is available when purchasing six tickets or more. For more information, sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets, call 860-512-2922 or visit


About Kelser Corporation
For more than 30 years, Kelser has played an active role in a number of charities locally, throughout America, and across the globe. In 2011 the Kelser Foundation was established to further the American spirit of giving. Through the generosity and tireless efforts of Kelser employees, families and friends, philanthropy has become more than an initiative — it is a way of life. Kelser is headquartered in East Hartford, CT. To learn more about the Foundation, visit 

About Manchester Community College and the Manchester Community College Foundation
The Manchester Community College Foundation, Inc. is a private, nonprofit 501(c) 3 Connecticut corporation. It is governed by a volunteer board of directors, composed of business and community leaders. Its board meets bi-monthly and lends it expertise to the operations of the Foundation and the college’s Institutional Advancement Division.

Students of any age who possess the desire to pursue higher education are welcome at Manchester Community College. MCC is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and “real world” credentials. The college offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admissions programs with several universities. The main, park-like campus, which is easily accessible from I-84, is also the home of Great Path Academy, a middle college high school, serving grades 9-12. The college’s second location, the Manchester Community College Arts and Education Center, opened in downtown Manchester in 2012. In January 2014, MCC was named as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges, eligible to compete for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million dollars in prize funds by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.

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News Item Posted On: March 05, 2014
For Additional Information Contact: Charlene Tappan at 860-512-2912