The Mission & Leadership of SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc.

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is a local nonprofit organization that is dedicated to saving children’s lives by supporting the region’s growing pediatric health care system. Under the leadership of its Board of Directors and with the passionate and generous support of its Trustees, SWFL Children’s Charities has donated nearly $23 million to local pediatric health care initiatives over the past eleven years. These vital funds are raised through one of the most important fundraising events the region, Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest.

2019-20 Board of Directors

Sandy Youngquist
Sandy YoungquistPresident
Jason Stephens
Jason StephensVice President
Ray Higdon
Ray HigdonVice President of Public Relations and Marketing
Brooke Denson
Brooke DensonSecretary
Jeff Lagarce
Jeff LagarceTreasurer

Browse our website to find out how you can attend and support the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest from which funds raised from the Live Auction at the SWFL Wine & Food Fest go straight to local pediatric health care initiatives. Learn more about our remarkable primary beneficiaries and how each organization uses the millions of dollars pledged by SWFL Children’s Charities’ to impact young lives, now and into the future.

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