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.
ABOUT THE NAPLES WINTER WINE FESTIVAL
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 Napleswinefestival.com.