Kickoff event for 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. recently hosted a kickoff event 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 Jason and Kelly Stephens at their home in Naples. Chairs Brooke Denson and Sandy Stilwell [...]

2020 SWFL Wine & Food Fest Chairs & Theme Announced

  SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is bringing a splash of color to the Southwest Florida community with the theme of its 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, “Painting a Difference.” Celebrating its 12th year, the 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest will take place Feb. 21-22, 2020. Held in the vibrant setting of [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. announces 2019-2020 board of directors

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has introduced its 2019-2020 board of directors, led by Sandy Stilwell-Youngquist as president and Jason Stephens as vice president, in addition to Ray Higdon as vice president of marketing and public relations, Brooke Denson as secretary and Jeff Lagarce as treasurer.  SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. board members are responsible for supporting [...]

2019-08-28T15:33:52-05:00 Home Page Posts, News|

SWFL Children’s Charities presents $1.79 million in grants to beneficiaries of 2019 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

Left to right: Joe Pavich, Jenn Pavich, Christin Collins, Jason Stephens, Brooke Denson, Sandy Stilwell Youngquist, Elaine Hawkins, Fred Hawkins and Richard Pitbladdo. Trustees of SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. presented grants totaling $1.79 million to 14 beneficiaries of the 2019 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest to enhance pediatric healthcare services and education programs in [...]

2019 SWFL Wine & Food Fest Raises More Than $1.9 Million for children’s charities

More than 225 bidders came together for the 2019 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest on Feb. 24, with Live Auction proceeds totaling more than $1.9 million in support of SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc.’s efforts to build healthy minds and lives for the children of Southwest Florida. Held at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. names 2018-2019 trustees of Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has announced its 2018-2019 trustees of its Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest: David and Christin Collins, Dave and Cheryl Copham, Patrick and Brooke Denson, Dave and Pat Gibbons, Michelle Graham and Peter Vamvakaris, Fred and Elaine Hawkins, Ray and Jessica Higdon, Jeff and Susan Lagarce, Steve and Ester Machiz, Joe [...]

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 [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. announces 2018-2019 board of directors and Executive Director

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is pleased to introduce its 2018-2019 board of directors, recently elected during the organization’s annual trustee meeting to serve a two-year term. The 2018-2019 board of directors is led by Sandy Stilwell-Youngquist as president and Jason Stephens as vice president, in addition to Debbie Toler as vice president of public relations, [...]

New partnership and new focus

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is also announcing a new partnership with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation to enhance its grant application and selection process. The partnership will be instrumental in selecting the annual beneficiaries of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, leveraging the Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s vast resources to implement criteria to assess [...]

2018-10-09T14:47:11-05:00 Home Page Posts|

SWFL Children’s Charities presents $2.36 Million in grants to beneficiaries of the 2018 SWFL Wine & Food Fest

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has presented grants totaling $2.36 million to seven beneficiaries of the 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest to enhance pediatric healthcare and education programs. Golisano Children’s Hospital, Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College are the main beneficiaries, and a portion of auction proceeds also were awarded to [...]

2018-10-01T11:46:23-05:00 Home Page Posts|