Building on Five Decades of KCET: KCETLink Celebrates Annual Fundraiser at Bouchon Beverly Hills


50-Year Legacy in Southern California Honored at Dinner


Burbank, Calif. - May 5, 2014

- In celebration of KCET's 50th anniversary, dedicated supporters,

special guests and the KCETLink Board of Directors will gather for an annual

fundraiser at award-winning Chef Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bistro in Beverly

Hills on Monday, May 12, 2014.


"As we begin to

celebrate our 50th anniversary, we're grateful to be able to

commemorate our achievements and milestones with loyal supporters and friends

at Thomas Keller's Bouchon once again," said Al Jerome, President and CEO

of KCETLink. 


Chef Keller and

Bouchon's Chef de Cuisine David Hands have created an exceptional five-course

menu that will be paired with wines from Chimney Rock Winery and Sanford Winery

& Vineyards.  Chimney Rock winemaker

Elizabeth Vianna, featured on the public television series Vintage,

along with Sanford's general manager and winemaker Steve Fennel, will share

their wine expertise with the guests. Curated music by film and television

composer Daniel Licht and vocalist Jessica Fichot along with a gifted trio,

will also enhance the night's festivities. 


Guests will also

have the opportunity to participate in a live auction, conducted by Scot Levitt

from Bonhams. A sampling of some of the luxury auction items include:


An exclusive Bouchon Bistro dining experience in

Napa Valley.


Private wine experiences at Chimney Rock Winery in

Napa Valley and Sanford Winery & Vineyards in Santa Barbara.


An Audi sports car experience at Audi's exclusive

Napa Valley racetrack.


A dream vacation for two to Monte Carlo, Monaco -

includes a four-night stay at the prestigious Fairmont Monte Carlo, with

roundtrip helicopter transportation between Nice and Monte Carlo airports,

sumptuous spa treatments and gourmet dining experiences.  Courtesy of the Monaco Government Tourist and

Convention Authority.


An autographed copy of famed publisher Benedikt

Taschen's limited edition book set, National Geographic: Around the World in

100 years,
which includes a private behind the scenes tour of National

Geographic's archives in Washington D.C. and first-class airfare provided by

Alaska Airlines.


Generous event

sponsors include: Audi, Gordon and Lucie Bava, Richard Cook, Debra and Channing

Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Loeb & Loeb, Ron Lushing, Mary L. Naff,

Helen Pekny, Sid and Lorraine Sheinberg, Joyce White, David and Claudia

Zuercher, BNSF Railway, Margaret Black and John Ptak, Lynda and Stewart

Resnick, Don Buder and Cheryl Vohland, CARS, Inc., Danny Glover, Michele and Al

Jerome, William H. Kobin, John Sotoodeh and Wells Fargo.




KCETLink is the

national independent public transmedia organization formed by the merger

between KCET and Link Media.  A viewer-supported 501c(3) organization, its

content is distributed nationally via satellite on DirecTV (375) and DISH

Network (9410), in Southern and Central California via broadcast, as well as

through various digital delivery systems. The combined organization reaches a

wide audience that includes Link TV's 33 million satellite subscribers and

KCET's 5.6 million households in Southern and Central California. As new

technologies continue to make dramatic changes to the media landscape, KCETLink

is committed to driving public media innovation with smarter ways to access

content that engages all audiences. For additional information about KCET and

Link TV productions, web-exclusive content and programming schedules, please

visit kcet.org or linktv.org.



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