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SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. presents more than $1.4 Million in grants to beneficiaries of the 2020 SWFL Wine & Food Fest

Donors, Trustees and supporters of SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. celebrated virtually and presented grants totaling $1.4 million to three beneficiaries of the 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest to enhance pediatric healthcare services and education programs in the Five-county region.   Golisano Children’s Hospital, Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College are the main beneficiaries. With more than $1 Million provided to Golisano Children’s Hospital this month, the [...]

2020-07-07T12:37:39-04:00Home Page Posts, News|

SWFL Children’s Charities to host first virtual wine tasting in June

SWFL Children's Charities, Inc. will host it's first virtual wine tasting with Bricoleur Vineyards on June 26th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. The evening will include demonstrations by the winery including a virtual tour of the property, short presentation by SWFL Children's Charities and a tasting of several different wines. Registration must be completed by June [...]

2020-05-29T13:47:48-04:00Home Page Posts, News|

SWFL Wine & Food Fest Raises More Than $1.4 Million

More than 300 bidders came together during SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc.’s 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, generously raising more than $1.4 million to advance pediatric health care across the region. Celebrating its 12th year, the two-day signature event, themed “Painting a Difference: Putting Kids First,” featured Chef Vintner Dinners on Friday, Feb. 21, [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. hosts first mission night before 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. recently hosted a mission reception leading up to the 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest to help show supporters who their funds are supporting. Bringing together trustees, sponsors and supporters, the cocktail reception was hosted by Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. President Sandy Stilwell Youngquist kicked off the evening [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. hosts final kickoff social before 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. recently hosted its final social leading up to the 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. Bringing together trustees, sponsors and supporters, the cocktail reception was hosted by trustees Susan and Jeff Lagarce at their home in Miromar Lakes and included the 2020 Signature Vintner, Paul Hobbs of Paul Hobbs Winery. [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities pledges $3 million to establish eye institute

SWFL Children’s Charities Inc. has pledged $3 million to establish the SWFL Children’s Charities Eye Institute of Golisano Children’s Hospital. Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and Lee Physician Group currently provide ophthalmology services to children throughout Southwest Florida. For the last five years, they have had only one pediatric ophthalmologist operating in a 1,400-square-foot [...]

Lee Health Foundation honors Dr. Steve Machiz with Humanitarian Award at its Evening of Gratitude event

Lee Health Foundation has awarded the Frank Haskell Humanitarian Award to Dr. Steve Machiz for his incredible leadership in establishing SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc., a nonprofit most known for its annual Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. Machiz established the nonprofit in 2008, and one year later, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. pledged $10 million to [...]

2019-12-27T09:53:07-05:00Home Page Posts, News|

SWFL Children’s Charities hosts 2020 SWFL Wine & Food Fest Child Art Program

Over the weekend, professional artist, Rachel Pierce, also an anchor with NBC-2, met and helped Eleanor O'Neal, 1-years-old, and her 4-year-old brother, Conner, paint a canvas for the 2020 SWFL Wine & Food Fest. This year's theme, Painting a Difference, led the inspiration for the artwork and also the cause of pediatric Ophthalmology. This year's [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities Hosts Pre-Event Social for 2020 SWFL Wine & Food Fest

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. recently hosted a social reception in anticipation of the 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, bringing trustees, sponsors and supporters together to commence another season of spirited philanthropy. The cocktail reception was hosted by trustees Ray and Jessica Higdon at their home in Miromar Lakes. Event chairs Brooke Denson and [...]