Michael Herklots Annual Birthday Fundraiser

It's that time again for my annual birthday party/fundraiser event. This is the 6th year I'm raising money for my high school Alma Mater, Killingly High School in Danielson, CT. Since 2005, my birthday event has raised over $70,000 for the Learning for Life Fund, which helps supplement, the costs of KHS's School-to-Career program.


It's a small town public school that's funded by a very limited education budget financed by generous yet maxed-out taxpayers, many on fixed incomes. This past year has been incredibly challenging for them to maintain programs, and even provide adequate resources like computers. They were only able to do so because of the funding this event generates through your support and generosity. The Killingly High School "Learning for Life" Fund directly supports the "Career Pathways" program and "School to Career" program that helps in the transition from high school to the next step in these young peoples' lives, whether further education or directly into a trade. It really is amazing to see how far this money goes. Here is the most recent Newsletter for the Learning for Life Fund:


This year I'm hosting two events:

The Carnegie Club, New York
Monday, May 3, 2010
Admission: Donation

Please join us for this great get together of friends, family, manufacturers and cigar enthusiasts from around the world. Plenty of cigars will be on hand to enjoy and an incredible raffle and auction will be held as always. Appropriate attire required.

The Grand Havana Room, New York
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
6:00pm Cocktails
7:00pm Dinner
Admission: $ 300 per person

Tickets are non-refundable and must be purchased in advance by calling Davidoff Madison Avenue New York at 212-823-6383

Award winning wines and cigars will be served throughout the evening, as well as a live and silent auction. Seating will be extremely limited for this event. Appropriate attire required.

For the last two years we've broken $30,000 each year and I'm hopeful and confident this year will be our best year yet! Special heartfelt thanks to all the manufacturers and friends who donate all of the products for the impressive auction and raffle every year.

Last year's industry supporters included: SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING INDUSTRY DONORS (In no particular order): Miami Cigar, General Cigar, J Fuego, Alec Bradley, Altadis, Zino Platinum, Camacho, De La Concha, Max Benjamin, Ashton, Emeril Lagasse, Xikar, Prometheus, La Flor Dominicana, S.T. Dupont, Ghurka, Fuente, CAO, Graycliff, MATASA, S.A.G. Imports, Cigar Aficionado, Schrader Vineyards, Leroy Hendricks and MLB, Padron, Rebecca Moss, Pilot Pen/Namiki, Cipriani 55 Wall Street, Davidoff of Geneva, Falto, Kristoff, Mitchell Kogan, Drew Estate, Cusano, The Cigar Agency, 601, CigarTV.Com and anyone I missed!!!