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From left: Southwest Wine Center founders Maynard and Jennifer Keenan and Tim Kinney

$45,000 Raised at Scottsdale Wine Tasting Event Valley of the Sun Shows its Support

The Yavapai College Foundation hosted an evening of wine tasting on March 15 at the Miele Gallery Showroom in North Scottsdale. A fully packed gallery of 100+ guests enjoyed listening to wine maker Maynard Keenan as he talked about the importance of the Southwest Wine Center and showcased three of his Caduceus Cellars wines.

From Left: Southwest Wine Center Founders Elaine and Richard Morrison, Julie Walker with Steve Walker

Ken Colburn (center) with Duffy McMahon (left) and TV host Pat McMahon

Campaign for the Southwest Wine Center Cottonwood Economic Development Council Donates $10,000

(Photo courtesy of Verde Independent)

Yavapai College Foundation campus and community leaders gathered at the future site of the Southwest Wine Center at Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus in February to accept a $10,000 capital campaign pledge from the Cottonwood Economic Development Council (CEDC). Casey Rooney, Economic Development Director for Cottonwood stated, “CEDC is totally committed to the success of the wine industry in Cottonwood and throughout the Verde Valley. We are demonstrating our leadership role and commitment to the community by pledging $10,000 to the Southwest Wine Center capital campaign.� SPRING 2013 3

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