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 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, 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, [...]

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. reveal hosts of 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest Chef Vintner Dinners

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has announced the hosts of the 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s Chef Vintner Dinners, taking place Friday, March 2 at luxury venues throughout Southwest Florida. The 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest will present seven exclusive dining experiences, featuring the culinary talents of a celebrated chef paired with [...]

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SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. Presents $200,000 to Florida SouthWestern State College for Programs, Scholarships

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. recently presented $200,000 to Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) to award scholarships to qualifying students within its health care programs. Helping educate Southwest Florida’s next generation of health care providers, the organization has granted $1 million to FSW over the past nine years to support programs and scholarships focused on pediatrics. [...]

2017-10-30T16:45:01-05:00 Uncategorized|

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. Announces 2017-2018 Board of Directors

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is pleased to introduce its 2017-2018 board of directors, recently elected during the organization’s annual trustee meeting to serve a one-year term through July 2018. The 2017-2018 board of directors is led by Elaine Hawkins, president, and Andie Vogt, vice president. Other officers include: Debbie Toler, vice president of public relations [...]

2017-10-30T16:41:34-05:00 Uncategorized|