CU Foundation Wine Event Goes Virtual

Wine Me Up is a fun way to support grants and programs for credit union professionals and volunteers.  Think of it as a grab bag, but for adults!

UnknownThis event, often referred to as a “wine pull” has been so fun, and it’s grown in popularity since it was launched five years ago. In the past, the wine pull has been held at the MD|DC Credit Union Association’s Annual Meeting & Convention.  However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that event won’t take place this year.  So, the event is going virtual!

  • Friends of the Foundation are invited to make a donation through July 15th
  • Supporters can make a cash contribution to help the Foundation purchase wine using a deep 30% discount granted by Total Wine and More™ (and the Foundation buys tax-free!)
  • If donors prefer, they can also donate bottles of wine, provided they are valued at $20 or more
  • On July 16th, the Foundation goes shopping with the cash contributions and they stock up on a selection of premium wines – reds, whites, bubbly (yes, the Foundation promises to have the coveted Dom Perignon again this year)
  • Each bottle will be labeled with a numbered sticker – all bottles range in value from $20 to $150+
  • Then, around July 20th, the Foundation will unveil their Wine Me Up! Virtual Wine Pull Website, where participants can visit, make a $20 donation per bottle and be assigned a random number for each bottle they “pull”
  • Pulled bottle(s) will be available at the Columbia offices of the Association/Foundation for participants to pick-up.  (Curbside pick-up will be available, and delivery may be arranged out, too.)

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