Fresno State’s V. E. Petrucci Library to receive $40,000 gift

Fresno State’s V.E. Petrucci Library will receive a $40,000 gift on Friday, the proceeds from an annual fundraiser, by Vino & Friends Wine Bistro.

More than 850 people attended the northeast Fresno wine bar’s annual Taste of Vino event at the Save Mart Center in August. The wine and food pairing is a fundraiser to support community agencies. Vino & Friends chose the library, Fresno State’s viticulture and enology program, and its founder, Vince Petrucci who turned 90, to honor this year.

The donation will be presented to Petrucci and Fresno State president Joseph Castro during a 10:30 a.m. ceremony at the library.

BoNhia Lee: 559-441-6495, @bonhialee