New York Fundraising Gala Dinner
Thursday 7 December 2017

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Durham University’s inaugural Fundraising Gala Dinner will be held at Manhattan Penthouse on Thursday 7 December 2017, 6.30pm – 10.30pm.

Join Durham’s Chancellor Sir Thomas Allen, the Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart Corbridge, and leading alumni and guests for an opulent Christmas evening in New York featuring music from a jazz quartet and performances from Sir Thomas Allen himself, as well as a post-dinner dance band. The four-course meal will be followed by festive fundraising activities, including an auction led by Professor Thom Brooks (Dean of Law) featuring exclusive lots such as: a private London City tour with dinner in the House of Lords followed by two nights in Durham Castle; and one of our main attractions, a 10-night stay in a luxury Italian Castello for up to 8 guests.


Menu

HORS D’OEUVRE
Smoked Salmon Tartare with Capers & Dill
Pan Seared Crab Cakes with Citrus Aioli
Serrano Ham Wrapped Manchego & Quince
Peking Duck Wraps with Scallions & Hoisin Sauce
Avocado Salad Tartlets with Tomato & Cucumber
Kalamata Olive & Goat Cheese Ficelles

APPETIZER 
Frisee with Cranberries, Pine Nuts, Montachet & Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette
French Sourdough Rolls with Sweet Butter

ENTRÉE
Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb with Grainy Mustard, Herbs & Minted Jus
Vegetarian Option
Pumpkin Ravioli with Mushrooms, Leeks & Sage Cream

DESSERT
Individual Chocolate Cakes with Molten Centre & Fruit Sauce
Cheese platter
Tea, coffee and petits fours  

Durham University Fundraising Gala 2017 Ticket Information:
Ticket price $200 per ticket / $1500 discounted rate for a full table of 10 guests. To purchase a ticket, please RSVP including the number of guest tickets required, noting any dietary requirements, to vip.event@durham.ac.uk

You can then make a payment for your tickets:

1) By cheque made payable to Dunelm USA, sent to Treasurer, 504 Ocean Blvd. #1, Hampton, NH 03842
2) Online at www.dunelmusa.org/form choosing ‘NYC Gala Dinner 2017’ from the ‘Your Donation’
3) Via bank transfer, account details available on request from vip.event@durham.ac.uk

Please note: for all alumni and guests booking from outside of the US or who are non-US residents for tax purposes, please use the www.dunelmusa.org/form ‘NYC Gala Dinner’ option to purchase your tickets. Whilst your ticket purchase will contribute towards the costs of the event and the pre-approved scholarships funds supported by Dunelm USA, you may not be able to treat any of the cost of your ticket purchase as a charitable donation for tax purposes.

Dunelm USA (the North American Foundation for the University of Durham has pre-approved scholarships fundraising activity related to this fundraising Gala Dinner

 

To purchase a ticket, please RSVP including the number of guest tickets required, noting any dietary requirements, to vip.event@durham.ac.uk.  You can then make a payment for your tickets:

1) By cheque made payable to Dunelm USA, sent to Treasurer, 504 Ocean Blvd. #1, Hampton, NH 03842
2) Online at
www.dunelmusa.org/form choosing ‘NYC Gala Dinner 2017’ from the ‘Your Donation’
3) Via bank transfer, account details available on request from
vip.event@durham.ac.uk

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