America Uncorked!
Scholarship Fundraiser Brings in $29,000


Great food, great wine, and the opportunity to socialize face-to-face with friends and colleagues in a historic venue added up to a successful MAF scholarship fundraiser.

America Uncorked, this year’s MAF scholarship fundraiser, was held at the Detroit Athletic Club on November 11. The event, attended by a record 146 guests, raised over $29,000 and celebrated America’s culture and wine regions.  Proceeds benefited the Katherine & John Banicki Scholarship and the IDS/Paul Stachowiak Scholarship funds.

The evening started with a sparkling wine reception, followed by Lindsey Hlubic, Detroit Athletic Club’s Certified Master Sommelier. She presented six wines from undiscovered regional vintners with paired appetizers.



Key table sponsors were SmithGroup, Frank Rewold Construction, IDS, Barton Malow, CAM, Damian Farrell FAIA, TEC, and The Christman Company.

Banicki-Stachowiak Committee members and event hosts were Kathy Banicki, Rae Dumke, Chuck Lewis, Cathy Mosley, Mike Neville, Cindy Pozolo, Carl Roehling, Paul Stachowiak, and Craig Wolanin.