SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. to dedicate funds from 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest to support pediatric oncology

The diagnosis of childhood cancer is devastating for families. However, the journey of care can lead to hope when the family is able to turn to Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida for world-class pediatric oncology treatment. In support of this lifesaving program that enables local families to stay close to home, SWFL Children’s Charities, [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. unveils auction lots up for bid at 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has unveiled the 38 phenomenal offerings that will be up for bid during the 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s Live Auction, taking place Saturday, March 3 at Quail West Golf and Country Club in Naples. Celebrating the signature fundraising event’s 10th year, the 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food [...]

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 [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. names four new beneficiaries of 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has announced four new beneficiaries of its 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest: PACE Center for Girls of Lee County, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, SalusCare, Inc. and The Heights Foundation. Collectively, these beneficiaries will receive 10 percent of the auction proceeds from the 2018 Southwest Florida Wine [...]

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 [...]

Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest Auction Preview Party held Feb. 9

On Thursday, Feb. 9, donors, trustees and sponsors of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest gathered at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center in Bonita Springs for apreview party in anticipation of uncorking the power of giving at the upcoming 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest event. Hosted by the organization’s three beneficiaries, [...]