On behalf of M Health Fairview Masonic Children's Hospital, the Department of Pediatrics, and the University of Minnesota Foundation, we are deeply saddened that we were unable to gather together in person this year to celebrate WineFest No. 25 – A Toast to Children's Health.
That said, we’re thrilled that so many of you participated in our online activities over the weekend. You stepped up, and through our online silent auction, we raised more than $70,000! Many of you not only bid on auction items but generously donated items and made heartfelt contributions. Thank you!
Of course, we must extend our thanks to our hardworking WineFest Advisory Committee and industry partners. We couldn’t have done this without you. Additionally, we appreciate the help of the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot in donating the already prepared food to a local food shelf.
Despite all of this success, the need is great! Both of us are making personal gifts in support of WineFest’s Children’s Health Discovery Fund, and we’d be honored if you’d do the same. Please know any gift you make is sincerely appreciated, 100 percent tax deductible, and directed to pediatric research. To learn more about the important ways your dollars contribute to changing lives and outcomes for children here in Minnesota and around the world, enjoy our featured video.
Lastly, please mark your calendars for next year’s WineFest, May 13 and 14, 2022, as we’re more than eager to gather in person to toast this important mission!