This year’s Wine with Wings fundraiser was a combination of an online virtual event, in-person event and an online silent auction and raffle!
We are so grateful to all who supported Wings and this fundraiser. Every dollar raised helps us continue to equip women to find employment and reach financial stability.
We were thrilled to partner with Harvest Ridge Winery and Sherm’s Catering to provide a fun tasting experience for those who supported our fundraiser with $50 and $100 donations leading up to our virtual event on May 26th. Supporters received a wine bag with their choice of red or white wine from Harvest Ridge along with a stemless wineglass and two free wine tastings at the Harvest Ridge Winery tasting room. Our $100 donation supporters were also treated to a box of six delicious appetizers from Sherm’s Catering to enjoy while watching our virtual event!
Watch Our Virtual Event
We opened our Virtual Event on May 26th with recognition of our sponsors & event planning committee, then shared a preview of the jazz quartet who played at our In-Person Event on June 3rd. During our program (which begins at the 11:20 mark), we highlighted stories from women whose lives have been transformed from their time at Wings, a food and wine pairing segment with Sherm’s Catering & Harvest Ridge Winery, and more details about participating in our silent auction and raffle. We strive to help the women of our community gain the confidence to overcome any obstacles they are facing and reach a place of economic stability. It is wonderful to help women, like our client Evelyn who was featured in our video, achieve their goals and spread their wings!
In-Person Event – Thursday, June 3rd
We were thrilled to see so many smiling faces at our In-Person Event on June 3rd at The Gables at Chadds Ford – we’ve missed celebrating with everyone! The evening’s thunderstorm didn’t dampen our spirits as we joined together to sample Harvest Ridge wines paired with light appetizers from The Gables.
Guests enjoyed mingling and visiting with friends while a Jazz Quartet of local high school students entertained the crowd. Wings Executive Director, Jill Laufenberg, along with our Wine with Wings Committee Co-Chairs, Pat Foell & Vicky Will, welcomed everyone and Jill shared how vital community support is in providing our essential services that empower and equip women and girls.
Event pictures by Gary Altoonian Photography – https://www.altoonianphotography.com/
Our Silent Auction featured an amazing array of 44 silent auction packages – from a destination vacation, food & drink packages, local experiences, beauty & personal care packages to fabulous fashion accessories, and more. Guests were able to easily bid on items through our online bidding site and were even notified by text when they were outbid!
Our Raffle included an overnight stay at The Inn at Laurita Winery, a private dinner party at your home, a package for fans of local breweries, and our ever popular Instant Wine Cellar that included 20 bottles of wine, cheers!
Wine with Wings 2021 Event Planning Committee
Thank you to our Wine with Wings Committee for their dedication to our mission and commitment to the women we serve. This hard-working, talented group coordinated all of the event logistics and details which allowed us to have our most successful spring fundraiser in Wings history!
Commmitee Co-Chairs: Pat Foell & Vicky Will
Committee Members: Amy Parnis, Anna Chongpinitchai, Annie Sciolla, Coleen Abbott, Dan Murphy, Diana Long, Elisabeth Gibbings, Janet Gervais, Jesica Villagomez, Jill Laufenberg, Kelly Quant, Laura Szilier, Mickey Aiken, Niki Harvey, Randi Bushner, and Rosalee Wortmann
Wine with Wings 2021 Sponsors
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
IMPERIAL WINE SPONSORS
Randi & Carl Bushner
Patricia Foell & Marc Altman
Vicky Will & Mike Kowalski
Patti & John Rugh
DOUBLE MAGNUM SPONSORS
Judy & Dan Murphy
Spiritgems Consulting, LLC