Naples Children & Education Foundation Names Zuver as Travel Coordinator

The Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF), founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, announced the appointment of Kim Zuver as Travel Coordinator. In this role, Zuver will coordinate all transportation for chefs, vintners and other key participants as well as successful fulfillment, coordination and execution of auction lot packages. She also will take on execution of the Online Auction and Naples Winter Wine Festival Lot Room.

“We are delighted to welcome Kim back to our organization in this important role,” said NCEF Chief Executive Officer Maria Jimenez-Lara. “As a member of the NCEF team, she has the unique privilege of merging her 25-plus years in the restaurant, travel and luxury wine industry with our mission of impacting the lives of underprivileged and at-risk children in our local community.”

Originally from Pennsylvania, Zuver worked in the hospitality industry for many years in Northern and Central Florida and Northern California. She served as Travel Coordinator and Events Associate for NCEF from January 2018 to May 2021. Providing endless growth opportunities for children through impactful charitable programs is her passion. Helping a dynamic team like NCEF with this mission provides Zuver with a deep sense of accomplishment and gratitude.

About Naples Children & Education Foundation
The Naples Children & Education Foundation, the founding organization of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, is improving the educational, emotional and health outcomes of underprivileged and at-risk children. Through its annual grants and strategic initiatives, NCEF has impacted over 50 of the most effective nonprofits in the community, providing more than 275,000 children with the services and resources they need to excel. NCEF’s unique approach, which emphasizes collaboration between organizations and bridges public and private resources, has become a blueprint for how to transform a community, one issue at a time.

About Naples Winter Wine Festival
The Naples Winter Wine Festival, one of the world’s most prestigious charity wine auctions, offers a weekend of unforgettable memories. Guests enjoy world-class food and wine during intimate dinners in private homes and are invited to bid on once-in-a-lifetime travel and wine experiences during an electrifying live auction. Since its inaugural event in 2001, the NWWF has raised nearly $245 million, making a profound difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of children.

For additional information on the Naples Children & Education Foundation or the Naples Winter Wine Festival, contact Lisa Juliano at or 239-514-2239.

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