25th Annual

Educational Taste of Excellence- EVENT POSTPONED

Greetings Community Partners:

Evolving developments and news surrounding COVID-19 has prompted immediate Cultural Diversity Foundation action.

The latest guidelines and information from public health authorities suggests social distancing as an additional step in mitigating exposure to the Coronavirus.

As the coronavirus continues to have an impact on communities across the country, we will “pause” our Educational Taste event on March 21, 2020 until a later date. We plan to hose our event in March 2022.


Joni Flowers, Ed.D.
Executive Director

Greetings Community Supporters,

In these uncertain times, I wanted to reach out to you personally about what we are doing here at the Cultural Diversity Foundation regarding our 25th Annual Taste of Excellence. As the situation around novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our guests and vendors while providing maximum flexibility. Given these unique circumstances we are making adjustments to our policies to give you extra peace of mind:

  • Will the Event Be Rescheduled. Yes. We are attempting to reschedule the event in 2022. You will be notified of the new date as soon as it becomes available.
  • May I donate my ticket. Yes. The Cultural Diversity Foundation is a non-profit organization aimed at enhancing the educational, professional, and personal growth of individuals who desire upward mobility. The donation of your ticket price would be greatly appreciated if you cannot attend the rescheduled event.
  • May I have a refund. Yes. We are sure you are disappointed that you cannot attend the event, as are we as we’ve already put so much work into this event and rely heavily on this event for our annual funding. However, we are hopeful that you are able to join us again at a future event and we look forward to your future support of our organization.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact meat 702 646-2615.


Joni Flowers, Ed.D.
Executive Director
Cultural Diversity Foundation

Educational Taste of Excellence:
Wine Tasting, Spirits & Jazz

25th Anniversary Scholarship Fundraiser

The 25th Anniversary Educational Taste of Excellence: Wine Tasting, Spirits & Jazz  has been scheduled on Saturday, March 19, 2022 from 6 pm -10 pm at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in a 20,000 sq. ft. ballroom!!!  Put on your evening attire and enjoy fine wines and culinary cuisines prepared by some of Las Vegas’ executive chefs.

Tickets are $70.00 in advance and $80.00 at the door.  Call CDF at (702) 646-2615 for more info or email info@cdfnv.org

Fundraiser Highlights

Champagne Toast: An Educational “Toast” to Excellence will take place at the beginning of the event to celebrate 25 years!

Wine Tasting: Guests will be dressed in understated elegant, evening attire while sampling over 110 domestic and imported wines. Includes a beer and a spirits tasting.  Sample the culinary cuisine from over 16 restaurants.

Check out our Wine Tasting Presentation

Wine Presentation 2

Wine Tasting Presentation 3

Featured Wine List 

Participating Restaurants

Live and Silent Auction: Guests will have the opportunity  to bid on items donated by various hotels & casinos, airlines, restaurants, golf, and more!

Live Jazz: Saxophonist Darren Motamedy http://darrenmotamedy.com/

Scholarship Recipients: Scholarship recipients will be introduced and recognized for their academic achievement.

Wine Tasting Video Highlights

2020 ETE Commercial

CDF Former Scholarship Recipients
Where Are They Now?

Past Educational Taste of Excellence Scholarship Recipients