Event Details

Location: Santa Monica, CA


Date: Friday, October 27, 7 pm

Host: Greg Dollarhyde ’80, MBA ’81

Donation: $150

Limit: 12 guests

Greg Dollarhyde offers a top-table dinner in Santa Monica’s Silicon Beach, preceded by a wine-tasting led by an experienced sommelier with pairings.  A specialist in spotting food service concepts in embryo, Dollarhyde has developed and attracted private equity to Baja Fresh, Zoës Kitchen (ZOES:NYSE), Veggie Grill and other West Coast concepts and chains.  In the Southeast, he and his team expanded the Zoës Kitchen chain to nearly 200 locations before an IPO in 2014.  His expertise includes entrepreneur development, acquisitions and realizations, concept turnarounds, national real estate development, as well as team building in rapid growth situations.

Buy tickets at http://www.cornellclubla.com/store.html?event_id=1749.

“Thank you so much,” wrote Roda Z. ’17 a few months ago, thanking the Cornell Club for the scholarship money we provided.  “I am forever indebted!”  The Club receives a batch of letters like hers every year from L.A. students whose aid packages included money from CCLA.  It chokes us up to read these heartfelt expressions, and motivates us to keep working hard to raise money to help local kids attend Cornell.

Did you know CCLA has a scholarship endowment of over $500,000?  Two decades of fund-raising success, plus prudent investments, has enabled us to grow the endowment from scratch, while donating over $250,000 to Cornell to aid students like Roda Z.  Last year, our gift of $30,000 helped support nine students.

The club’s unique Scholarship Dinner and Event program is the vehicle.  Alumni open their homes or invite club members to their favorite restaurant for an evening of fine dining and nostalgic camaraderie.  Please join us at a table this fall!

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