March 29, 2019
The University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Foundation is pleased to announce their fourteenth annual dinner/performance fundraising event, featuring the Elton John tribute ensemble, Yellow Brick Road. The event will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019.
The annual dinner/performance is the Foundation's primary fundraising event of the year. The celebration brings together businesses, friends and family from the UMFK community, including staff, faculty, students, and community friends, who recognize the important contributions the UMFK Foundation brings to both the St. John Valley region and the state. The people who attend, from the local area as well as from away, help to support endowed scholarships and other campus investments that the University needs to continue its important work.
The annual event includes a social hour at 5 p.m. and a five-course gourmet dinner to begin at 6 p.m., both in Nowland Hall. Sodexo food services will cater the meal as an in-kind donation to the UMFK Foundation. After dinner, the evening's festivities will move to the Fox Auditorium at 8:30 p.m., where the entertainment for the evening will perform.
Yellow Brick Road, the five-person group, is led by Gerald Brann. Brann, who has been performing professionally for nearly 25 years, portrays Elton John and his portrayal has won him rave reviews. FACE Magazine wrote: "When Brann is in costume and on stage, he is Elton John." The Sun Chronicle says: "Nobody does Elton John better than Elton John, but Gerald Brann comes close!"
At 9:30 p.m., the evening will conclude with a post-performance reception of dessert and champagne in the Nadeau Hall Conference Room.
Individual tickets and sponsorship opportunities for the dinner/performance fundraising event are available through the UMFK Development Office by calling 834-7800. Individual tickets for the performance only are also available.
All proceeds from this event are managed by the UMFK Foundation in order to support endowed scholarships and other funds, student research projects, faculty research awards, cultural events, library collections, other campus investments and special projects not budgeted for in the University's annual operating budget.
For more information about UMFK’s Foundation or giving opportunities at UMFK, please call (207) 834-7800.