Collier County Gets $15 Million Boost from Naples Wine Festival

Donations to this year’s Fund a Need, Children’s  Healthcare, closed out the thrilling Naples Winter  Wine Festival, bringing in on-the-spot contributions that raised $1.6 million. These funds will ensure  that all children receive the high-quality, in-depth  medical attention in the areas of oral and mental health as well as  primary care and vision.

Guests from around the world came together to bid on 62 jaw dropping  auction items ranging from exceptional wine and culinary experiences to limited – edition cars and exotic travel packages.  All auction lots were generously donated and all proceeds from  the festival support the Naples Winter Wine Festival’s founding  organization, the Naples Children & Education Foundation  (NCEF), which has given annual grants to over 40 non – profit  organizations and impacted the lives of more than 200,000 children.

From the minute the auction opened to the last winning bid, the  excitement was palpable and the energy was infectious,” said Bill  Cary, 2017 Festival co-chair. “We owe our success to the many  people who donated extraordinary items to this event, and to those  who bid with immense generosity.


The Naples Winter Wine Festival is the most successful international  charity wine auction in the world, bringing together renowned  vintners and chefs with wine enthusiasts and philanthropists for a  three-day Festival that raises millions of dollars for underprivileged  and at-risk children. Every dollar raised under the tent funds the  Festival’s founding organization, the Naples Children & Education  Foundation (NCEF), whose annual grants and strategic initiatives  have provided more than 200,000 children with the services and  resources they need to excel. For more information, please visit

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