Thanks to the incredible generosity of our sponsors and auction donors, this year’s Food & Wine Gala raised over $300,000 for student scholarships!
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Join us for an evening featuring Master of Wine, Chris Cree!

About the NCC Food & Wine Gala

Northampton Community College’s Food & Wine Gala will be held on May 31, 2024, featuring Master of Wine, Chris Cree, of Cree Wine Company. Chris is one of only 418 people globally who have achieved the prestigious distinction of Master of Wine, and we are thrilled to have him join us!

Join Master of Ceremonies Ashley Russo, Founding Partner Sponsor Wind Creek Bethlehem, and fellow business and community leaders from all over the region for an unforgettable night in support of NCC students. 100% of proceeds benefit student scholarships!

This year, the event will return to its roots, and take place in the Arthur L. Scott Spartan Center located on Northampton Community College’s beautiful main campus. The evening will include a cocktail hour, a three-course dinner with delectable wine pairings selected by Chris followed by dessert, an open bar and live music from The Weekenders. Dress is cocktail attire.

All proceeds benefit Northampton Community College students.

Weekenders Band
Featuring live music by The Weekenders

About Northampton Community College

With an enduring commitment to the regional community it serves and a focus on student success, Northampton Community College has developed a reputation as an institution of extraordinary distinction, earning accolades at the state and national levels for innovative programs, outstanding faculty and impressive student achievements.

Today, the college has locations in Bethlehem, Southside Bethlehem, and Monroe County, serving more than 30,000 students each year from 53 counties, 48 countries and 25 states.

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NCC Food and Wine Gala Committee

Committee Chairs:
Mike Molewski and Anthony Onorata

Rob Albert
Catherine Bailey
Santa Bannon-Shillea
Bob Barrett
Emily Betley
Chris Brown
Kelly Chando
Tom Daub
Karissa DiPillo
John Eureyecko
Arif Fazil
Christine Hartner
Tina Hasselbusch
Renee Klaperman

Amy Kowalski
Hilary Long
Julie Nolan
Tekla Onorata
Bruce Palmer
Chris Perrucci
Ashley Russo
Carol Saeger
Denise Smith
Lisa Szydlow
Ilene Wood
David Yanoshik
Gavin Zuchlinski

Food & Wine Gala Facts

$2.5 million has been raised to help Northampton Community College students since the event's inception.


of PELL eligible students live below the poverty line.


of our students say that if NCC did not exist with affordable tuition, furthering their education would not be possible.


of our students work 30+
hours beyond the classroom.

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