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SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. names nine new beneficiaries of dollars raised at 2019 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2018-11-06T22:07:59+00:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has announced nine new beneficiaries of its 2019 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, thereby extending its reach throughout the five-county region. In support of a variety of children’s programs including hunger, health, education and counseling, the new beneficiaries include: Blessings in a Backpack, Community Cooperative, Inc., Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Florida [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. appoints Heidi Taulman as new executive director

2018-10-23T06:20:55+00:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Heidi Taulman as its new executive director. As the second largest donor to Golisano Children’s Hospital, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. supports local organizations committed to pediatric health care and education, with a new focus on mental and behavioral health. Taulman brings more than 10 [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. announces 2018-2019 board of directors

2018-10-08T20:03:19+00:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is pleased to introduce its 2018-2019 board of directors, recently elected during the organization’s annual trustee meeting to serve a two-year term. The 2018-2019 board of directors is led by Sandy Stilwell-Youngquist as president and Jason Stephens as vice president, in addition to Debbie Toler as vice president of public relations, [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities presents $2.36 million in grants to beneficiaries of 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2018-10-05T01:46:44+00:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has presented grants totaling $2.36 million to seven beneficiaries of the 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest to enhance pediatric health care and education programs. Golisano Children’s Hospital, Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College are the main beneficiaries, and a portion of auction proceeds also were awarded [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. expands grants program, seeks 2019 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest beneficiary applicants

2018-03-14T17:41:23+00:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Applications now open through April 5 to all organizations bettering the health and wellness of children in Southwest Florida SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc., a local nonprofit dedicated to saving children’s lives by supporting organizations committed to pediatric health care services and education, is accepting proposals from additional nonprofit organizations seeking funding. For those interested in [...]

2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest raises $2.9 million

2018-03-12T19:15:47+00:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

More than 350 bidders recently came together to give generously, raising $2.9 million in total to support pediatric health care and education during SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc.’s 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. All proceeds of the auction will support Golisano Children’s Hospital, Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College in support [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. unveils auction lots up for bid at 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2018-01-25T14:35:54+00:00January 24th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has unveiled the 38 phenomenal offerings that will be up for bid during the 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s Live Auction, taking place Saturday, March 3 at Quail West Golf and Country Club in Naples. Celebrating the signature fundraising event’s 10th year, the 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. reveal hosts of 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest Chef Vintner Dinners

2018-01-08T15:46:56+00:00January 8th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has announced the hosts of the 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s Chef Vintner Dinners, taking place Friday, March 2 at luxury venues throughout Southwest Florida. The 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest will present seven exclusive dining experiences, featuring the culinary talents of a celebrated chef paired with [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. names patient, sibling as Child Artists for 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2017-12-14T12:55:23+00:00December 14th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

A cancer diagnosis impacts the entire family, and the beauty of a strong sibling bond is reflected in the paintings of this year’s child artists, Matthew Singleton, a five-year-old leukemia patient, and his six-year-old brother, Steven. Matthew, who started remission in August 2015, is still undergoing treatment at Golisano Children’s Hospital, yet he is like [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. names 2017-2018 trustees of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2017-12-08T17:05:03+00:00December 8th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has announced the 2017-2018 trustees of its annual signature fundraising event, the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. Dedicated to supporting the organization’s mission to advance pediatric health care and health sciences in Southwest Florida, the 2017-2018 trustees include Bev and Art Cherry, Christin and David Collins, Cheryl and Dave Copham, [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. presents $200,000 to Florida Gulf Coast University

2017-12-04T12:21:39+00:00December 4th, 2017|Categories: Fundraising, Marketing, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is pleased to present $200,000 to Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) in support of the school’s health science programs. Promoting quality education for Southwest Florida’s next generation of health care providers, the contribution will help provide scholarships for deserving students enrolled in FGCU’s health science programs. In 2015, SWFL Children’s Charities, [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. names four new beneficiaries of 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2017-12-01T15:18:26+00:00December 1st, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has announced four new beneficiaries of its 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest: PACE Center for Girls of Lee County, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, SalusCare, Inc. and The Heights Foundation. Collectively, these beneficiaries will receive 10 percent of the auction proceeds from the 2018 Southwest Florida Wine [...]

Trustees of SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. donate $110,000 to wine country fund in support of fire recovery

2017-11-20T12:51:22+00:00November 20th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A group of trustees of SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. have generously pooled together to donate $110,000 to the Redwood Credit Union (RCU) Community Fund to benefit the Napa Valley and Sonoma County communities hardest hit by the recent fires. Trustees including Art and Bev Cherry, Dave and Cheryl Copham, Fred and Elaine Hawkins, Skip and [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. name Barbara Banke of Jackson Family Wines the 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s Honored Signature Vintner

2017-11-16T09:29:29+00:00November 16th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has named Barbara Banke, chairman and proprietor of Jackson Family Wines, as the Honored Signature Vintner of its annual signature fundraising event, the 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. Representing Jackson Family Wines at this year’s Signature Vintner Dinner on Nov. 28, 2017, is Erik Ackerman, vice president of The [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. donates $2.7 million to Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

2017-11-14T11:58:14+00:00November 14th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to supporting health care and health science education in Southwest Florida, recently presented $2.7 million to Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, with $1 million designated to address the vital need for children’s mental and behavioral health programs. Contributions were raised through the 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. presents $200,000 to Florida SouthWestern State College for programs, scholarships

2017-10-30T11:13:17+00:00October 30th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. recently presented $200,000 to Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) to award scholarships to qualifying students within its health care programs. Helping educate Southwest Florida’s next generation of health care providers, the organization has granted $1 million to FSW over the past nine years to support programs and scholarships focused on pediatrics. [...]

Priority Marketing and Palm Printing receive award in International Design and Print Competition

2017-08-24T09:51:15+00:00August 24th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Blogging|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Priority Marketing and Palm Printing were recently honored by the Printing Industries of America in the 2017 Premier Print Awards for the creation of the “Uncork the Power of Giving” campaign materials for SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc.’s 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. The Premier Print Awards is the graphic arts industry’s largest and [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. announces 2017-2018 board of directors

2017-08-23T15:33:59+00:00August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is pleased to introduce its 2017-2018 board of directors, recently elected during the organization’s annual trustee meeting to serve a one-year term through July 2018. The 2017-2018 board of directors is led by Elaine Hawkins, president, and Andie Vogt, vice president. Other officers include: [...]

Priority Marketing wins gold, silver in 2016 Davey Awards

2016-12-12T16:38:43+00:00December 12th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Priority Marketing was recently honored by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), receiving recognition for outstanding creative work at the 12th Annual Davey Awards. Priority Marketing earned three Gold Davey Awards, the competition’s highest honor, in the “Online Film and Video-Charitable/Not-for-Profit” category for beneficiary videos prepared for the 2016 Southwest Florida Wine & [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. presents $200,000 to Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College for scholarships

2016-12-09T21:32:18+00:00December 9th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. recently presented $200,000 to both Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and to Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) to award scholarships to qualifying students within their health care programs. Over the past eight years, the organization has granted more than $1.6 million to FGCU and FSW for programs and scholarships focused on [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. to dedicate funds from Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest to children’s behavioral health

2016-12-01T14:11:18+00:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One in ten children struggle with a mental health condition before the age of 10. Locally and across the country, there is a lack of resources for children in need of mental health care and this year, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is dedicating its fund-a-cause dollars to the pediatric behavioral health initiative at Golisano Children’s [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. introduces 2017 Child Artists, Leo and Lola Grabinski

2016-11-08T14:58:56+00:00November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is the primary beneficiary of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, the signature fundraiser for the SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc., so it is very fitting for the hospital’s young patients to be a part of this amazing event, and that is what the Child Artist program is all [...]

Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club to host the 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest Grand Tasting and Live Auction on Feb. 25

2016-11-08T14:58:59+00:00October 11th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is pleased to announce that Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club will once again host the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest Grand Tasting and Live Auction on Saturday, Feb. 25. This will be the ninth consecutive year that Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club has graciously served as the host [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. names V Madrone Cellars as Honored Signature Vintner of 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2016-11-08T14:59:06+00:00August 10th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is pleased to announce that V Madrone Cellars has been named the Honored Signature Vintner of the 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, the organization’s annual signature fundraising event. Owners Chris and Pauline Tilley will represent the winery by attending the Signature Vintner Dinner on Dec. 4 and at [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. announces 2016-2017 board of directors

2016-11-08T14:59:08+00:00August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. introduces its 2016-2017 board of directors, elected during the organization’s annual trustee meeting to serve a one-year term through July 2017. The president of the board of directors is Elaine Hawkins, and vice-president is Debbie Toler. Other officers are: Sandy Stilwell, treasurer; Andie Vogt, vice president of public relations and marketing; [...]

2016 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest raises more than $2.8 million and counting to benefit pediatric health care

2016-11-08T14:59:24+00:00March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc.’s 2016 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest has raised more than $2.8 million and counting, with 100 percent of the proceeds directly benefitting pediatric health care in Southwest Florida. Made possible by title sponsor Pitbladdo Holdings, LLC, the two-day signature fundraising event featured Chef Vintner Dinners on Feb. 26 and The [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. introduces Million Reasons to Give campaign to fund much-needed surgical equipment for new Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

2016-11-08T14:59:27+00:00January 20th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Children are not little adults, and pediatric health care requires special tools, equipment and technology that is made just for young patients. To help provide the special surgical instruments and communication and monitoring technology that a state-of-the-art children’s hospital needs to effectively serve its patients, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. presents “A Million Reasons to Give,” [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. introduces 2016 Child Artist Avery McCaskill

2016-11-08T14:59:35+00:00November 24th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Now in its tenth year, child artist program has raised $1 million for SWFL Wine & Food Fest beneficiary, Golisano Children’s Hospital Nothing illustrates the reason Golisano Children’s Hospital is the primary beneficiary of the Southwest Florida Wine Fest better than the child artist program. SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is proud to introduce 2016 Child [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. announces 2015-2016 trustees of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2016-11-08T14:59:35+00:00November 19th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. introduces its 2015-2016 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest trustees, a group of community members who have dedicated their time and resources in support of the organization’s mission to benefit area children. Trustees include Liz and Jeff Allbritten, Dwayne Bergmann and Luis Insignares, Wilson Bradshaw, Bev and Art Cherry, Cheryl and [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities pledges $5 million for new Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

2016-11-08T14:59:37+00:00November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Marketing, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

New Pediatric Intensive Care Unit to be named in honor of Dr. Bob Arnall, affectionately known as the Father of Golisano Children’s Hospital To support the construction of a new, state-of-the-art children’s hospital in Southwest Florida, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has pledged $5 million to the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Capital Campaign. In [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities announces $1 million in scholarships to be awarded to healthcare students at Florida Gulf Coast University

2016-11-08T14:59:42+00:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc., announces a $1 million pledge to Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) to benefit students studying to become healthcare professionals. Over a five-year period beginning in May 2016, $200,000 will be awarded annually as SWFL Children’s Charities Scholarships and granted to qualifying students. Qualified candidates will be undergraduate or graduate students who [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. announces 2015-2016 board of directors

2016-11-08T14:59:48+00:00August 28th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. introduces its 2015-2016 board of directors, elected during the organization’s annual trustee meeting to serve a one-year term through July 2016. The president of the board of directors is Elaine Hawkins, and vice-president is Dorothy Fitzgerald. Other officers are: Dave Copham, treasurer; Debbie Toler, vice president of public relations and marketing; [...]

Impact Initiative raises $75,000 to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital, matched by Southwest Florida Charities, Inc. for total impact of $150,000

2016-11-08T14:59:49+00:00August 17th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Celebrity waiters Dorothy Fitzgerald, Rob Wilson, Brittany Cohill, Dawn Sullivan, Heather Fitzenhagen, Ryan Van Horn, Greg Blurton, Scott Kashman, Max Dean and Gina Birch Traditionally, Wednesday nights in July in Southwest Florida are quiet and uneventful. However, Wednesday July 22 was an exception as SS Hookers restaurant transformed into scenes from the movies [...]