Naples Winter Wine Festival
January 30, 2021
The Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF) invites the entire Southwest Florida community to participate in its first-ever televised fundraising event which is scheduled to air as a part of the 2021 Naples Winter Wine Festival "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." This year's virtual Festival will celebrate the dedicated community of partners who have helped deliver life-changing services to underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County.
The Naples Winter Wine Festival enters its 21st year, impacting more than 45 of the most effective nonprofits in the local community and providing more than 275,000 local children with the services and resources they need to excel. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the annual event has been re-engineered to prioritize the health and safety of all NCEF donors, patrons and partners.
A highlight of this year's Festival is the special televised fundraiser on Saturday, January 30, 2021. Courtesy of WINK-TV, this one-hour broadcast will be an opportunity for NCEF to build community awareness of the organization and the systems of care it has created to support local children. The program will weave together live and pre-recorded segments offering inspirational success stories, personal stories from parents and beneficiaries, reflections from NCEF Trustees, and the measurable impact NCEF has had in Collier County since the inaugural Festival in 2000.
This inspiring broadcast will motivate viewers to make pledges of online support to help NCEF fill critical voids in children's social services. Festival guests who tune in will be especially inspired to bid high and often during the invitation-only virtual auction that kicks off right after the program.
In addition, the popular online auction will once again be available allowing the local community as well as supporters from across the country to participate in the enthusiasm of the Naples Winter Wine Festival. This two-week event will allow supporters to bid online on a broad array of fine wines and winery experiences, extraordinary dining opportunities, luxury golf and boating experiences, spa services, artwork, and vacation and staycation packages. In a new twist this year, the online auction will also offer virtual experiences, including wine tastings and concerts.
Those interested in participating in the online auction are invited to go to nwwfonlineauction.com and bid high and bid often starting Friday, January 22 at 8 a.m. until Tuesday February 2 at 5 p.m.
Venue Address: Virtual