Classic Wines Auction to Expand Impact with New Mission, Name
Classic Wines Foundation will house the organization’s legacy events, and expand to meet the needs of non-profit partners and community members.
March 30, 2021 – Portland, Oregon – Classic Wines Auction, Inc., the organization that has raised more than $50 million over its 36-year history, announced today a new name – Classic Wines Foundation – in line with an expanded mission in support of Oregon and Southwest Washington nonprofit organizations.
“We are proud to continue to inspire our donors through thoughtful experiences such as the Classic Wines Auction and our Winemaker Dinner series,” says Kristy Anderson, Acting Executive Director of Classic Wines Foundation. “We’re excited to expand upon those experiences to make an even greater impact in our community.”
Classic Wines Foundation currently supports three non-profits organizations, aligned with their mission of “profoundly impact[ing] children and families in our community by inspiring the generosity of donors and empowering non-profit partners.” Namely, current beneficiaries of Classic Wines Foundation funds are Metropolitan Family Service, Friends of the Children – Portland, and New Avenues for Youth.
The organization’s launch comes at a time when increasing numbers of children and families in the Portland area are faced with food and housing shortages.
The foundation is kicking off fundraising efforts with the anticipated virtual take on their classic wine and food pairing effort, Corks + Forks. The digital experience, Corks + Forks Chez Vous, will be held on April 9, 2021 from 6-8pm. For more information or to register for the event, visit: https://classicwinesauction.salsalabs.org/aprdinner/index.html.
About Corks + Forks Chez Vous
Classic Wines Foundation, in collaboration with Zupan’s Markets, invites a small number of guests for a series of intimate virtual pairing events. Guided by a renowned chef, guests will learn to prepare a signature three-course meal while tasting a number of wines from the comfort and safety of their homes.
About Metropolitan Family Service
Metropolitan Family Service (MFS) helps people move past the limitations of poverty, inequity, and social isolation. MFS partners with over 18,000 community members across the lifespan to build prosperity, equity, and social connections.
About New Avenues for Youth
New Avenues for Youth is dedicated to the prevention and intervention of youth homelessness. Since 1997, their programs and services have impacted nearly 30,000 young people as they work to overcome barriers, pursue their goals, and realize their potential. From supporting basic needs like meals and counseling to providing opportunities for education, job training, employment, and housing, they meet youth where they are—and help them get where they
want to go.
About Friends of the Children – Portland
Friends of the Children-Portland is impacting generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors – 12+ years, no matter what. Friends provide dedicated support to hundreds of youth in the Portland Metro Area who attend schools in every district with a ripple effect that allows more youth to find academic and social success. Friends of the Children-Portland is the founding chapter among a network of 22 chapters across the United States and UK. For more information, visit friendspdx.org.