2nd Annual Galentine’s Day Fundraiser Raises More Than $92,000 For Young Women In Need


Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF), one of the nation’s leading fundraising organizations, is pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Galentine’s Day Fundraiser raised a record-breaking $92,500 for young women in need in Northwest Florida. The amount raised is a $30,000 increase over the previous year’s inaugural event.

Hosted on Saturday, February 4 by DCWAF trustee Candis Wilson and DCWAF board members Tiffany Edwards, Jeanne Dailey, and Lane Redding, the event brought influential women in the community together to support one another while raising money for programs designed to empower young girls through the Foundation’s 16 partner children's charities. All individuals and businesses affiliated with the production of the event are female owned and operated.

The funds raised at this year’s Galentine’s Day Fundraiser will benefit the following charity initiatives: 

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast:

A 10-week, small group program focused on health, fitness, prevention, education, and self-esteem enhancement through dynamic sessions, activities, field trips, and mentoring opportunities with adult women.

Children in Crisis:

A Valentine’s Banquet for the women and girls at the Children’s Neighborhood for them to receive support through an award ceremony that focuses on self-worth and affirmation.

Habitat for Humanity of Walton County:

The Women Build Initiatives in Okaloosa and Walton counties will educate, advocate, and promote awareness to over 250 women and girls in our community. They will reach these women and girls through their Hard Hats and High Heels Luncheon, power tool training, construction educational classes, and onsite construction skill training throughout the year.

Point Washington Medical Clinic:

The Young Women’s Health and Hygiene Initiative will provide pathology for PAP smears, additional testing needed for positive results, and feminine hygiene products for girls under the age of 18.

Shelter House of Northwest Florida:

A program to address the unique health needs of young girls ages 9 to 18 by providing feminine hygiene products and education to girls without access to these resources.

Youth Village:

Eight-week performing arts theater workshops during the summer, a Sprint Theatre performance, and eight-week tennis lesson workshops for elementary and middle school-aged girls.