THE NEWS-PRESS: Southwest Florida nonprofit groups in the news

Pitbladdo Holdings is the 2016 title sponsor for the Southwest Florida Wine & Food fest, the signature event of SWFL Children's Charities Inc. Principals Richard and Vicki Pitbladdo are SWFL Children's Charities Inc. trustees and have supported the Wine & Food Fest for many years. The two-day fundraiser includes Friday evening chef/vintner dinners in private [...]

2016-11-17T13:09:01+00:00 Press Releases|

FLORIDA WEEKLY: Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest fulfills $10 million pledge, issues new challenge

SWFL Children's Charities continued its giving ways by recently presenting hospital leaders with the final installment of a $10 million pledge to help build the new Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. The group then added a new twist - a $1.2 million matching challenge to the community. "SWFL Children's Charities is pleased to issue this [...]

2016-11-17T13:09:01+00:00 Press Releases|

Wine & Food Fest Names 2016 Title Sponsor

Pitbladdo Holdings LLC is the title sponsor for the 2016 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. Celebrating the announcement were (left to right) 2016 event co-chair Sandy Stilwell, Elaine Hawkins, Richard and Vicki Pitbladdo, and Dorothy Fitzgerald. Pitbladdo Holdings LLC is the 2016 title sponsor for the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, [...]

2016-11-17T13:09:01+00:00 Press Releases|

BONITA BANNER: SWFL CHILDREN’S CHARITIES DONATES $3MILLION TO GOLISANO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Jim Nathan has been the glad recipient of some extremely large checks lately. While they're not for his personal spending, the CEO of Lee Memorial Health System gladly deposits them into a foundation account for the construction of Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. After pocketing a $1.8 million check from SWFL Children's Charities Thursday [...]

2016-11-17T13:09:01+00:00 Press Releases|

Wine & Food Fest gives $1.8 million to children’s hospital, with a possible $1.2 million more to come

SWFL Children's Charities Inc., organizers of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, is making the largest contribution in its six-year history: trustees are giving as much as $3 million to Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. The donation not only satisfies a $10 million pledge made in 2009, but also provides up to $1.2 [...]

2016-04-07T16:28:29+00:00 Press Releases|

THE NEWS-PRESS: Children’s hospital in line for $3M

Steve Machiz smiled as he and friends fulfilled a six-year-old promise Thursday. He and wife Ester, founding directors of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, beamed as SWFL Children's Charities, Inc. - organizers of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest - announced the largest contribution in the nonprofit's six-year history: Trustees are giving up [...]

2016-11-17T13:09:01+00:00 Press Releases|