Live Auction

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is gearing up the 2020 SWFL Wine & Food Fest Live Auction on February 22! Last year’s Live Auction raised over $1.79 Million for local children’s healthcare and education initiatives. Check out the extraordinary packages include exclusive international and domestic getaways, delectable wine and culinary offerings, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences in the link below.

The Live Auction is made possible through the generous donations from friends of SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc., including trustees, donors and distinguished vintners, as well as through the travel services of different agencies.

Bid high and big often and join us to Put Kids First!

View the 2020 Auction Catalog

A few of our VIP hosts, emcees and partners!

Scott Robertson


The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest is proud to welcome back auctioneer, Scott Robertson. Scott is recognized by his peers as one of the top professional full time benefit auctioneers working in the United States today. For over 20 years, he has skillfully conducted hundreds of benefit auctions throughout the country and helped raise millions of dollars for a variety of not-for-profit organizations. Scott is especially pleased to be the auctioneer at this event as he knows first-hand how the money raised today impacts the charities that benefit from the proceeds. CLICK HERE.

Kellie Burns

Live Auction Emcee

Kellie Burns is easily recognized as one of the anchors of NBC2 News at 5:00, News at 5:30 and News at 6. But Southwest Florida residents also know her best for her commitment and dedication to numerous local charities. The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest is honored to have Kellie’s continued support and as this year’s celebrity emcee. Kellie’s award-winning career includes two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for Hard News Feature, and Series Feature Reporting. She has also been honored with the Florida Associated Press Award for Long Serious Feature, Individual Achievement and Investigative Reporting. Some of the honors she has received outside the world of television include: Gulfshore Life Magazine’s “Woman of the Year,” “2010 Power Women in Lee County” by Florida Weekly Newspaper and named one of “Southwest Florida’s 47 Power Players for 2010” by Gulfshore Business Magazine.

Stacey Deffenbaugh

Pass the Hat Difference Maker

Stacey Deffenbaugh is a familiar and friendly face in Southwest Florida. Nearly 18 years ago, she joined Waterman Broadcasting and is now the weekend anchor for NBC-2 News. She also has a passion for supporting numerous charitable organizations in Southwest Florida, including The American Cancer Society, The Children’s Network of Southwest Florida, The March of Dimes, and the American Red Cross, and has received numerous recognitions for her charitable contributions to our community. The SWFL Children’s Charities is honored to have her continued support of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest.

Rachel Pierce

Professional Child Artist Mentor

Rachel Pierce is the co-anchor of NBC2 News Today in SWFL, Emmy nominated journalist, and currently sits on the board of the Naples Press Club. She has enjoyed working as a journalist for over 16 years, but her other passion is art. Rachel’s signature Florida style art is a thriving business and also works well to bring in money for local non-profits. She has donated dozens of paintings for live and silent auctions to benefit many charities near and dear to her heart in Southwest Florida. Rachel is a mother of four, three daughters and one son, and has been married to her husband Matthew for 14 years. They love calling Southwest Florida home. The SWFL Children’s Charities is honored to have her continued support of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest.


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