Champagne And Gourmet Cuisine Raise Funds For Talbot Mentors

Talbot Mentors recently hosted a Champagne Brunch at Talbot Country Club to raise funds and awareness for the nonprofit organization. About fifty guests attended the event, which featured made-to-order specialty omelets, live music and a silent auction.

Talbot Country Club General Manager Chris Wyles, a Talbot Mentors board member and a mentor himself, helped organize the fundraising event, along with Talbot Mentors Vice President Marykay Powell and board member Art Cecil. K. W. Davis, General Contractors, sponsored the brunch.

Mentor Peter Zukoski and Cait Harrigan provided classical guitar accompaniment to the gourmet cuisine and champagne. The silent auction offered numerous unique items for bidding, including artwork, handmade jewelry and an international vacation package. All items were donated by individuals and businesses in the community.

Talbot Mentors President Don Cook thanked all the donors, sponsors and guests for their support of the organization, noting that the children Talbot Mentors serves are the hardest hit in the weak economy.

Executive Director Diana Trams announced that five Talbot Mentors students graduated from high school this year. “We are grateful for your donations and continued support,” she told guests. “You are a part of their success.”

Proceeds from the event will help to fund Talbot Mentors’ efforts to match volunteers with students who can benefit from having an additional adult friend in their lives.

For more information, to make a contribution, or to volunteer as a mentor, call Talbot Mentors at 410-770-5999 or visit