Last year, more than 150 KU Law students, faculty and alumni, including local lawyers and judges, attended the International Law Society’s annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser. Guests were greeted with wine glasses and encouraged to mix and mingle over incredible wines, enjoy the exquisite fruit and cheese spread, and dance to live music. Guests were also able to bid on silent auction items flown in specifically for the event, including hand-dyed canvas batiks, hand-beaded jewelry and mounted photographs.
We had an incredible turnout and were able to make a larger charitable donation than ever before. Proceeds benefited OptimusYouth, a nonprofit organization co-founded by KU Law 2L and ILS member Sean Foley. OptimusYouth partners with well-established community efforts worldwide to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children.
The proceeds from the 2011 Wine Tasting Fundraiser will again benefit OptimusYouth, and the festivities are shaping up to be just as grand. Guests will again be treated to fantastic wines, catered hors d’oeuvres, live music and a silent auction. We hope you will join us!
2011 ILS Wine Tasting Fundraiser
7-11:30 p.m. Feb. 24, 2011
Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hampshire Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Lani Leighton, ILS president
Photos from last year’s Wine Tasting Fundraiser