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Keeping It Local: The Naples WIne Festival

Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2014

As we approach year end and many people are making charitable donations I would like to mention the Naples Children Education Foundation. 100% of the money raised goes to the children of Collier County and what a track record.
Over the past decade this organization helped 200,000+ children. Amazing. Their initiatives cover so many aspects of the lives of children including early learning, health care, hunger, mental health, oral health, vision and out of school initiatives. Wow.
I encourage you to visit their website to learn more.


These are the folks that bring us the wine festival every year. The auction center piece of this event raises millions of dollars and is often rated the top charitable auction in the United States.
After attending our first Naples Wine Festival last year I thought it only fitting to follow up with this report. $13,100,000 was given last year from the Naples Wine Festival proceeds to the children in Collier County. Wow. Read the full story in the Naples News at
Often times we locals see the wine festival as a gathering to bid up the prices of a lot of fancy items at some auction at the Ritz. What I miss sometimes is the tremendous good which comes out of all this revelry. 100% per cent of the earnings from the festival are paid out. All of it. Every cent. Sure it is a lot of fun but I need to remember all the good that comes from the festival.


We have over one hundred non-profit organization here in the county tackling a myriad of problems and challenges. God bless all of them and the people working on these endeavors. Those non-profits helping kids may be eligible for the Naples Wine Festivals grants.


If you are reading this blog right now and think your non-profit might benefit reach out to this group and see how your non-profit might benefit next year.
Thirteen million dollars. Wow. I feel great today knowing these resources are off to help the kids in our area.
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