Nationally renowned band Chicago recently performed a private concert for 100 Naples Winter Wine Festival auction winners in the Grand Lawn Pavilion at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples.
Tickets to the concert-and-dinner event raised more than $410,000 during the festival’s live auction in January, with proceeds benefiting Collier County’s underprivileged and at-risk children through Naples Children and Education Foundation (NCEF). In addition to the concert, ticket holders enjoyed special wines paired with a five-course dinner prepared by Ritz-Carlton chef Frank Kessner.
Since 2000, NCEF trustees have been dedicated to making a profound and sustaining improvement in the lives of underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County. Through Naples Winter Wine Festival, NCEF has raised more than $110 million since 2001, making it the most successful charity wine auction in the world. Information: (888) 837-4919 or www.napleswinefestival.com.