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SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has introduced its 2019-2020 board of directors, led by Sandy Stilwell-Youngquist as president and Jason Stephens as vice president, in addition to Ray Higdon as vice president of marketing and public relations, Brooke Denson as secretary and Jeff Lagarce as treasurer. 

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. board members are responsible for supporting the operations and mission of the nonprofit and administering funds that support local organizations committed to pediatric health care and education. Officers are also responsible for overseeing the planning and execution of the 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, a signature fundraising event featuring world-class cuisine, renowned vintners and a spirited live auction.

Celebrating its 12th year, the 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest will take place Feb. 21-22, 2020. The two-day event will feature uniquely themed Chef Vintner Dinners on Friday, Feb. 21, held at private homes throughout Southwest Florida, followed by The Grand Tasting and Live Auction on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs. The majority of the auction proceeds from the event will be allocated to support pediatric health care services at Golisano Children’s Hospital, as well as pediatric health care educational programs at Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College.

To learn more about the 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, please visit