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Fine Wines and Fabulous Finds Auction


Our Mission

More than 125 guests attended Salem State University’s sixth Fine Wines and Fabulous Finds Auction on Saturday, September 10. The evening was filled with laughter and fun, featuring gourmet hors d’oeuvres, high-end wine and a wonderful community spirit. Thank you to our attendees for raising their paddles to generate nearly $90,000 for student scholarships!

The university would also like to express a special thank you to Richard L. Elia, PhD, professor of Victorian Literature and publisher and president of Quarterly Review of Wines, for his extraordinary support of the auction over the last six events. Richard gave birth to the auction and then brought our guests unique lots, priceless experiences and unforgettable evenings. His guidance and expertise have made each auction a remarkable success—thank you Richard!


Our Donors

Adam Sogoloff
Aimee Rooney Shaughnessy ’10, ’15G
Andrea and Gary Gregory
Andrew Micu
Annalisa and Dino Di Palma
Belle Glos
Bill and Susan Terrio
Blackbird Vineyards
Boston Beer Company
Bryce and Maryann Suydam
Cindy and Tom Belhumeur
Chuck Wagner—Caymus Vineyards
Claire and Henry Dembowski ’60, ’62G
Daniel Bruce—Boston Harbor Hotel
Darlene's Flowers and North Shore Fruit Basket
Dennis Cakebread—Cakebread Cellars
Deussen Global
Donna ’78, ’98G and Elliot M. Katzman ’78 Ed Micu
Ed Micu
Elyse Winery
Eric Gass—GSoutfitting
Felicia Hayden ’16
George Carey—Finz Seafood
Gina ’92G and Hank Deschamps—Deschamps Printing Guida Ponte
Guida Ponte
Guy Beaudoin ’00
Ipswich Ale
Janet '68 and Ken Himmel - Himmel Hospitality
Jambu Jewelry
James Carmody—Seaport Hotel
Jeanette LeFevre
Jennifer Liddle ’19
John Seamans
Jon Hirschtick and Randy Gollub
Jonathan and Vicki DeSimone
Judith McDonough—Mariposa Wine and Spirits
Judy and Paul Mattera
Kappy’s Liquors
Kathryn Sullivan—Working Goods
Katie Curley-Katzman ’06—The Wine Chic and Matthew Katzman La Maison Du Chocolat
Lark Hotels
Lynne Willets—Dress Up Trunk
Maison De Mer
Mark Amirault—Dart World Inc.
Mark Shasha
Midge ’76 and Tom DeSimone
Nantucket Wine & Food Festival
Nestle Waters
Patricia Zaido ’12H
Peter Brown—Beacon Hill Import Co.
Reta Martin
Rick Delisle ’85—Vinwood Catering
Schramsberg Vineyards
Shubie’s Market
St. Supery Estate Vineyards and Winery
Teresa Chisholm
The Steamship Authority
Theresa DeFrancis
Tournament Solutions
Twin Farms

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