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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, [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. unveils auction items up for bid at 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has unveiled the 40 phenomenal offerings that will be up for bid during the 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s Live Auction, taking place Saturday, Feb. 25 at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Bidders can uncork the power of giving by raising their paddles for a chance to [...]

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 & [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. announces hosts of 2017 Chef Vintner Dinners

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is pleased to announce the hosts of the 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s Chef Vintner Dinners, taking place Friday, Feb. 24. Ten extraordinary dinners will uncork the weekend of giving, where guests will enjoy a uniquely themed, intimate dining experience in a private venue, featuring the culinary talents of [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. presents $200,000 to Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College for scholarships

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. recently presented $200,000 to both Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and to Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) to award scholarships to qualifying students within their health care programs. Over the past eight years, the organization has granted more than $1.6 million to FGCU and FSW for programs and scholarships focused on [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. to dedicate funds from Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest to children’s behavioral health

One in ten children struggle with a mental health condition before the age of 10. Locally and across the country, there is a lack of resources for children in need of mental health care and this year, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is dedicating its fund-a-cause dollars to the pediatric behavioral health initiative at Golisano Children’s [...]