About Us

Our Mission

Connecting wine enthusiasts to raise money benefiting children in need in Northwest Florida

Founded in 2005, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) has donated more than $13 Million to Northwest Florida charities through hosting world class wine and culinary events. These funds have impacted the lives of over 75,000 youth, including those afflicted by health issues and abuse. DCWAF has been recognized as one of the Nation’s ‘Top 10 Charity Wine Auction in the U.S.’ by Wine Spectator Magazine for the last four consecutive years.

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Board of Directors

  • George Brannon Jr. - Chairman of the Board
  • Joan Carter - Chair-Elect
  • Sharon Stark - Vice Chairman
  • Dan Buckner - Past Chairman
  • Jack Wilson - Secretary
  • Doug Ingram - Treasurer
  • Chris Abbott
  • Shannon Amos 
  • Steve Carter
  • Chan Cox
  • Jeanne Dailey
  • Cory Fosdyck
  • Demetrius Fuller
  • Jeff Garrard
  • Bob Gelardi
  • John Hawkins
  • Cathy Hay
  • Robért Hinojosa
  • Susan Kiley
  • Bob Kirk
  • Vicki Matthews
  • Kevin Mason
  • Richard McNeese
  • Charlie White
  • Pamela Welborn 

 

Trustees

  • Jim Adams
  • Dr. Warren Amos
  • Glenn & Dana Armentor
  • Rob Babcock
  • Sandy Bartow
  • Don & Jan Bishop
  • Jim & Sherre Bunch
  • Dr. Bill & Pam Burden
  • Lamar Conerly
  • Tim Creehan
  • Tim Krueger
  • Kay Martin
  • Demetria McNeese
  • Mark & Lynne O'Connell
  • Joseph & Suzanne Quinlan
  • Joe & Diane Rackley
  • Bill & Rebecca Sanders
  • Gary & Jan Serafin
  • John & Margaret Sheehan
  • Brian & Crystal Spencer
  • Bert & Sue Trucksess
  • Candis Wilson

 

Honorary Trustees

  • Ted Henry - Prime Cellars
  • Dan Kosta - Kosta Browne Winery
  • Luis A. Pous - Asia de Cuba Restaurants Worldwide/ China Grill Management
  • Dave Reynolds (1953-2013) - Reynolds & Buckley
  • Garen & Shari Staglin - Staglin Family Vineyard

Staff

  • John Russell - President
  • Karah Fridley-Young - Director
  • Melissa Vidaurre - Operations Manager
  • Kate Mikos- Communications Manager

Internship Opportunities

We are currently accepting resumes for 2017 - 2018 internship opportunities. Please submit all resumes and cover letters to info@dcwaf.org. Click HERE for a full description.

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