Wine with Wings 2020

Our fourth annual Wine with Wings fundraiser went virtual this year—a first for us! While we were disappointed to not be able to celebrate together in person, we were thrilled by the outpouring of support and generosity from the community. Guests joined us from near and far, all from the comforts of home, as Gunnar Mossblad, a local Grammy-nominated jazz musician, kicked off our live stream event with some beautiful tunes. The evening’s program highlighted some of the inspiring women we have served, including a moving testimonial from Cheryl, a Wings client who found herself unexpectedly needing our services during a time of transition in her life.

Our most successful Wine with Wings to date, this event raised over $40,000 to empower women in our community by equipping them with clothing essentials and job readiness advice.

We want to extend a special thank you to the following groups and individuals who made the evening possible:

Harvest Ridge Winery: Kristi and Erin from Harvest Ridge Winery joined us remotely from their tasting room in Toughkenamon, PA, to share some wine and food pairings. Harvest Ridge Winery is continuing to offer a special promotion. Now through July 7th, they will donate 10% of all wine purchases back to Wings for Success! Be sure to mention Wings for Success when ordering by phone: 484-915-2190 or through their website, https://shop.harvestridgewinery.com/

Our volunteers. Kelly Quant, Wings Kennett Square Program Manager, took a moment to recognize our amazing volunteers. From packing bags of emergency clothing for our clients working on the front lines to facilitating virtual workshops to providing one-on-one advice, our volunteers have allowed us to continue providing our services during these uncertain times. 

Sponsors, donors and guests. Thank you to all of our sponsors, the local businesses that donated auction items and all who participated in our online auction and live stream event. Your generosity has made it possible for us to continue our mission…to empower women in need to pursue employment and economic security through apparel, advice and advocacy.

If you were unable to join our live stream event, click here to view a recording.

Thank you to our Wine with Wings Committee!

Despite the challenges of having to transition our annual Wine with Wings fundraiser from an in-person wine tasting experience to an at-home virtual event, the incredible team of staff and volunteers on our Wine with Wings Committee made this year’s event the most successful one to date. From securing sponsorships to delivering wine packages and silent auction items to gathering family and friends to support our event, our committee members worked together to create an inspirational evening, showing our community the impact we have on the lives of the women we serve. Thank you to our Wine with Wings Committee for your dedication to our mission and commitment to the women we serve.

In the weeks leading up to Wine with Wings, we created the following series of videos highlighting our clients, volunteers, sponsors, and supporters.
Watch to see a few women who found help & guidance at Wings.
Watch how our Wings volunteers had an impact on one client’s life.
Watch to hear our Wine with Wings sponsors share why they support us and the women we serve.
Watch to see some of our Wings volunteers and supporters who give so generously to our organization.

Wine with Wings Virtual Event Details

Our 4th annual fundraising event, Wine with Wings, is now a virtual event!

We invite you to attend our virtual event from the safety of your home. Open a bottle of wine and enjoy the fun bidding of on our online silent auction and watching our live streaming event!


You can join our virtual event and support Wings for Success in the following ways:
Participate in our online Silent Auction and Raffle

Get ready to bid on our enticing array of silent auction items! From jewelry and accessories to food, wine and more, be sure to view all of the auction items available for bidding. 

Don’t forget to enter our raffle for your chance to win one of the fabulous prizes! Raffle tickets are $10 per entry and you can purchase tickets right from the online auction bidding page.

The online Silent Auction & Raffle site opens on Thursday, May 7thclick for the auction link and details on how to register for our online bidding site.

The Silent Auction will close on Thursday, May 14th at 8:30 PM.
You will receive notification by text and/or email if you are a winning bidder!

The Raffle will close on Friday, May 15th at 7:30 PM (you will be able to purchase raffle tickets through the online bidding site until that time).

Auction and raffle winners may pick-up their packages from either the Frazer or Kennett Square Wings for Success sites and will receive an email with instructions on how to set up a time for pick up. Any packages that include gift certificates can be mailed to the winner.


Join our virtual event LIVE on Thursday, May 14th

Open a bottle of wine and join in the fun as we open the live stream event with music from a local Grammy-nominated musician and Jazz celebrity, Gunnar Mossblad! Gunnar is internationally renowned as a saxophonist, composer, arranger, and producer in the New York and Philadelphia areas in both the Jazz and Classical genres.

This live event will also feature a client testimonial, highlight our raffle and auction, and include a special wine tasting segment from Harvest Ridge, our partnering winery.

Jazz Preview begins at 6:45 PM
Program from 7:00-7:30 PM

Join Live Stream Event through Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87816670291

You can also view our live stream event through our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wingsforsuccess/


Make a donation to help us reach our fundraising goal

In the midst of stay-at-home orders, Wings for Success is continuing to serve women, especially those on the front-lines in need of new medical scrubs, undergarments, socks and footwear. These are all items we provide brand new to each woman in healthcare.

Please consider making a donation that will assist us in meeting this immediate demand for medical scrubs. Beyond these emergencies, we will also equip the many unemployed women in our community when businesses are ready to hire again.


Please share this page and our virtual event details with your friends who would be supportive of our mission

The fun part of hosting a virtual event is that everyone, whether they are local or not, can join in!


The featured winery for our virtual event, Harvest Ridge Winery, will be generously contributing 10% of wine purchases made between May 7th to July 7th, when the buyer mentions Wings for Success.

You may order your wine by phone, 484-915-2190 or online, https://shop.harvestridgewinery.com/

We are grateful for their support of local women and look forward to their virtual wine tasting during our live stream event on May 14th!


Your participation is helping provide support to the many women in our communities who still need help and will be further challenged to find employment once businesses start hiring again. Although we do not know what the coming weeks or months may hold, we anticipate an increase of unemployed women seeking our services to help them regain stability. It is your support that will allow us to equip them during this time of great uncertainty.


We are so appreciative of our sponsors who have been generous enough to honor their commitment to us as we change from a live event to a virtual event. We want to honor our commitment to them by providing gift bags to the FIRST 50 individuals who make a donation of $50 in lieu of attending the event.

These gift bags will include items recognizing our Presenting Sponsor, M&T Bank, and our Wine Sponsor, Herman Goldner, Inc. Each gift bag will include a wine tumbler, a bottle or white or red wine (your choice), and one Complimentary Tasting Card to use at Harvest Ridge Winery. These gift bags may be picked up from our Kennett Square location or delivered to your home if you reside within Chester County.


Watch to see a few women who found help & guidance at Wings.
Watch how our Wings volunteers had an impact on one client’s life.
Watch to hear our Wine with Wings sponsors share why they support us and the women we serve.
Watch to see some of our Wings volunteers and supporters who give so generously to our organization.