Destin Charity Wine Auction to Present $2.7 Million to Local Kids’ Charities

13th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction. Photo Credit: STM Photography

Currently ranked as the third largest charity wine auction in the country by Wine Spectator Magazine for the second year in a row, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation’s mission is to connect wine enthusiasts to benefit children in need in Northwest Florida.

This year’s auction produced record-breaking fundraising numbers, and the Foundation is excited to present its 15 benefiting, local children’s charities with funding to facilitate a variety of critical needs within the community.

The emotional event is attended by over 250 people who support the Foundation and its benefiting charities throughout the year as sponsors, bidders, board members, and trustees.

Charity partners do not know the exact dollar amount being awarded to their organization until it is presented to them on stage on August 21.

2018 Benefiting Charities include:

AMIKids, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast, Children in Crisis, Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Emerald Coast Autism Center, Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, Food for Though Outreach, Inc., Habitat for Humanity of Walton County, Mental Health Association of Okaloosa/Walton Counties, Opportunity Place, Inc., Pathways for Change, Sacred Heart Hospital of the Emerald Coast, Shelter House, The Arc of the Emerald Coast, and Youth Village.

Beginning in the 2018-2019 fiscal year, the Foundation is adding a 16th charity to their list of benefactors.

Westonwood Ranch, a new nonprofit designed to fill the gap in transition services as young adolescents affected by autism enter adulthood, has been officially named a benefiting charity of the Foundation.

Check out this video from the 2017 auction:

WHAT: 13th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation Check Presentation Ceremony

WHEN: Tuesday, August 21, at 5:30 p.m.

WHEREWaterColor LakeHouse

For more info, visit Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation.

 

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