SWFL Children’s Charities names nine additional beneficiaries to receive funds from 2019 SWFL Wine & Food Fest

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has announced nine new beneficiaries of its 2019 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, thereby extending its reach throughout the five-county region. In support of a variety of children’s programs including hunger, health, education and counseling, the new beneficiaries include: Blessings in a Backpack, Community Cooperative, Inc., Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Florida [...]

2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest raises $2.9 million

More than 350 bidders recently came together to give generously, raising $2.9 million in total to support pediatric health care and education during SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc.’s 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. All contributions made during the two-day event will support Golisano Children’s Hospital, Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. names 2017-2018 trustees of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has announced the 2017-2018 trustees of its annual signature fundraising event, the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. Dedicated to supporting the organization’s mission to advance pediatric health care and health sciences in Southwest Florida, the 2017-2018 trustees include Bev and Art Cherry, Christin and David Collins, Cheryl and Dave Copham, [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. presents $200,000 to Florida Gulf Coast University

Funds to support students in FGCU’s health science programs SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is pleased to present $200,000 to Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) in support of the school’s health science programs. Promoting quality education for Southwest Florida’s next generation of health care providers, the contribution will help provide scholarships for deserving students enrolled in [...]

Trustees of SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. donate $110,000 to wine country fund in support of fire recovery

A group of trustees of SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. have generously pooled together to donate $110,000 to the Redwood Credit Union (RCU) Community Fund to benefit the Napa Valley and Sonoma County communities hardest hit by the recent fires. Trustees including Art and Bev Cherry, Dave and Cheryl Copham, Fred and Elaine Hawkins, Skip and [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. name Barbara Banke of Jackson Family Wines the 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s Honored Signature Vintner

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has named Barbara Banke, Chairman and Proprietor of Jackson Family Wines, as the Honored Signature Vintner of its annual signature fundraising event, the 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. Representing Jackson Family Wines at this year’s Signature Vintner Dinner on November 28, 2017, is Erik Ackerman, Vice President of The [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities Trustees announce 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest event, co-chairs

New date and location for the signature fundraising event’s 10th anniversary The trustees of SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. have announced that the 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest will take place on March 2 and 3. The two-day signature event will feature uniquely themed Chef Vintner Dinners on March 2, held at private venues [...]

2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest raises $3.2 million for pediatric health care in Southwest Florida

Fund-a-Cause Auction Lot raises $1 million for pediatric mental and behavioral health   Bidders uncorked the power of giving in a big way, raising $3.2 million for pediatric health care during SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc.’s 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. One hundred percent of ticket sales and live auction bids from the event [...]

Luncheon honors Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest dinner hosts

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. held an appreciation luncheon to recognize the 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest's Chef Vintner Dinner hosts at La Trattoria Café Napoli Villas Plaza, presented by Florida Community Bank. The 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s Chef Vintner Dinner will take place on Friday, [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. hosts trustee reception, introduces behavioral health fund-a-cause initiative

On Sunday, Jan. 8, trustees, sponsors and dinners hosts of the 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest gathered for a reception at the Naples home of Jason and Kelly Stephens, trustees of SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. During the event, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. recognized event supporters and introduced the 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & [...]