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Belfast Tech Alliance Zoom Dinner
December 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Invite you to
A Zoom Wine Dinner to benefit the QUB Pathways Programme
Friday 11 December 7-8:30pm
James McDonald, Senior Winemaker, Hunter’s Wines, New Zealand/Aotearoa (Hunter’s Wines was established in 1979 by Belfast expats Ernie and Jane Hunter)
Mixologist Francis Schott, Stage Left, New Brunswick, NJ who will guide us in the creation of The Sidecar cocktail
Messages of support: Ian Greer, VC Queen’s University Belfast, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Chancellor QUB
The Belfast Tech Alliance has set a fundraising target of £10,000 to go towards the transformative QUB Pathway Opportunity Programme which provides pre-entry and post-entry academic support plus an annual bursary for entirety of degree course for students who are financially-stretched.
Since 2018, Vice-Chancellor Ian Greer has expanded the Pathways Programme from 12 to 105 students.
The Community Foundation NI has agreed to match our fund once we reach the £10k target, providing a £20k fillip to this vital fund.
The monies raised from our Zoom Wine Dinner will go to bursaries for students studying for a degree in tech.
Smoked Salmon, Abernethy Butter & Homemade Wheaten (make your own wheaten)
Short Rib of Beef, seasonal root vegetables (vegetarian option of Kelp Linguine)
White Chocolate, Cherry & Kirsch Pannacotta
Young Buck Cheese, Cracker & James St. Chutney
Starter: Denis & Louise Murphy, Anaeko
Entrée: Danny Moore, Options Technology
Dessert Sponsor: Jerry & Leslie Hanweck, New York
Cheese Course Sponsor: RealTime
Wine Sponsor: Gareth Graham, Oakland Holdings.
Cocktail Sponsor: Hennessy
Maitre d’ sponsor: Mark McCormack, Aflac Northern Ireland
The Belfast Tech Alliance December 2020 Zoom Wine Dinner raised over £10k which was matched by Community Foundation NI to provide a donation of £20k to the Queen’s University Belfast Pathway Opportunity Programme.
Our thanks to sponsors and supporters: Aflac NI, Options Technology, Unosquare, realTime Recruitment, belfastmedia.com, Gareth Graham, John Cullinane (Boston), Hanweck CBOE, Anaeko, and Concentrix as well as many other tech company and tech agency representatives in Belfast.
A thousand thanks as well to James MacDonald of Hunter’s vineyard in Marlborough, New Zealand, and Francis Schott of Stage Left Steak as well as Niall and Joanne McKenna of James St, Direct Wine Shipments, Date Dispatch and Eamon Breen.
Special thanks to Sorcha Mac Láimhín at QUB and Síofra Healy at Community Foundation.
Planning has already begun for our 2021 fundraiser.
Click here to read letter from QUB Vice-Chancellor Ian Greer.
You can see media coverage of the Belfast Tech Alliance fundraiser, complete with message from the QUB Vice-Chancellor, here.