Dinner in the Penthouse
A benefit for The Exotic Feline Rescue Center

   Food, Fun & generous Friends came together in the elegant ambiance of the Courses Restaurant to raise substantial funds for our furry friends at the Rescue Center. 

Keith Parish, Ivy Tech Hospitality Management Program Coordinator,  planned the perfect evening and the students in the Customer Service, Beverage Service and Specialized Cuisines classes took such good care of us. 

The food and wine were outstanding, Dick Wolfsie kept the party rolling, and "Elvis rocked the Penthouse." 

We will do this again!   





Thursday, April 10, 2014, 6-9 pm
Ivy Tech Culinary Center
2820 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis
On Thursday, April 10, 2014 you can return with us to the luxury and comfortable atmosphere of the former Ramsgate Restaurant atop the former Stouffer's Inn at 28th and Meridian, Indianapolis for an evening to benefit the Exotic Feline Rescue Center.   
$100 per person     
$800 for table of 8  (2-SOLD)
Corner VIP Table for 6 available at $700 - SOLD
Cash bar, appetizers
piano stylings by Greg Duncan
Dinner, served at your table
with appropriate wines
8:15pm   The King
The former Ramsgate penthouse restaurant, currently named “Courses,” is now home to Ivy Tech’s Culinary Academy.  Chef Jeff Bricker, the Chairman of Ivy Tech’s Hospitality Administration program, and his students will delight your palate with a multi-course gourmet dinner, paired with appropriate wines, served at your table.  Beef, fish and vegetarian options will be available.   
Courses has retained the feel of The Ramsgate with its beautiful old woodwork, stained glass, and fireplace; the new has been seamlessly blended in.  You will feel very special! 

Did you know ...

          Stouffer’s Inn at 28th and Meridian was the favorite lodging place for celebrities when they visited Indianapolis?

Did you know ...

          The penthouse restaurant, The Ramsgate, with its amazing view of downtown Indianapolis, was the place for a lovely dining experience?   


Did you know ...

          Elvis performed his last concert at Market Square Arena on June 26, 1977 and made the 11th floor at Stouffer’s his home away from home?


Ivy Tech's Hospitality Administration is a friend of the Rescue Center having provided snacks for the January auction in the past so you know you can expect only the best.   We are happy to be working with Chef Bricker on this project to benefit the EFRC.  


After dinner The King himself will return to Stouffer's for a brief visit.   aka the famous Bruce Borders  Bruce has performed more than 4,000 shows around the world and has appeared on the Letterman show.  He is the former mayor of Jasonville, IN and a former Indiana State Representative, as well as being an EFRC supporter.  He visits the Rescue Center often and is happy to be a part of this special evening. You will not be disappointed! 


Dick Wolfsie will be the evening emcee.

read more about Dick Wolfsie


 Seating is limited to 130 and all seats are reserved. 

The VIP table for six has been SOLD.

Two tables of eight have been SOLD.

All other tables seat four.  

For questions or comments contact:
Velda Boenitz at 317.846.5628,  savingthebigcats@earthlink.net   or


Thank-you for your continued support!
Please contact us at efrc1@frontier.com    
2221 E. Ashboro Road, Center Point, IN 47840
(812) 835-1130.
Open  Tues-Sun  10-5
$10/adults  $5/under 12