EATS stands for Educational Assistance Through Scholarship. It is a gala evening of gourmet specialties prepared by featured local eateries and UWEC-BC faculty, staff and students. The event’s proceeds support UW-Eau Claire — Barron County (UWECBC) Foundation’s mission and provides funding for:
- Scholarships for high achieving and/or financially-needy students
- Faculty and staff professional development
- “Thursdays at the U” public lecture series
- The Campus Cupboard food pantry
- Campus improvements that enhance the physical and intellectual environment.
Approaching its fourteenth year, EATS has been a growing success—in recent years we have sold or sponsored over 300 tickets per event and had more than 100 volunteers and food/ drink providers in attendance!
TICKETS: General admission starts at $40; Patrons ($100) and Benefactors ($500— includes 4 tickets) are listed in the program.
WHAT TAKES PLACE: On February 4, 2023, along with the extensive and diverse food sampling there will be an evening of various ongoing activities: raffles, silent and live auctions of quality items and experiences; live music; and cash wine/beer bars. The admission ticket includes all food samples. There will be various seating areas for guests to comfortably socialize, along with typical mingling throughout the event area on campus.