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OUR 2018 NONPROFIT PARTNERS

Working with multiple nonprofit partners to spread the wealth and maximize our impact in the community

The Classic Wines Auction supports the good work of Oregon and Southwest Washington organizations by providing funds to pre-selected nonprofit partners benefiting children and families. This year, we are honored to partner with Metropolitan Family Service (MFS), New Avenues for Youth, Friends of the Children – Portland, YWCA Clark County and Unity Center for Behavioral Health. Proceeds from the 2017/2018 Classic Wines Auction series of events will benefit these five organizations. 

Interested in becoming a Classic Wines Auction nonprofit partner? Learn more here. 

Metropoliotan Familt Service

METROPOLITAN FAMILY SERVICE (MFS)

Portland, Oregon

Nonprofit Partner Since 1982

Metropolitan Family Service (MFS) helps people move beyond the limitations of poverty, inequity and social isolation.

With a focus on prevention, MFS delivers proven programs and innovative solutions to help more than 30,000 people succeed at home, in school and in the greater Portland and SW Washington area each year. MFS is reaching out across the lifespan, creating opportunities that enable people of all ages and abilities to live with dignity and realize success.

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New Avenues for Youth

New Avenues for Youth

Portland, Oregon

Nonprofit Partner Since 2005

New Avenues for Youth works in partnership with the community to prevent youth homelessness and provide homeless and at-risk young people the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives.

Since 1997, New Avenues for Youth has offered programs and services that empower homeless youth to exit street life.  With an increasing focus on homelessness prevention, New Avenues is building brighter futures for Portland’s most vulnerable youth and moving closer to its vision of a community in which all young people ave a safe place to call home.

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Friends of the Children

FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN - PORTLAND

Portland, Oregon

Nonprofit Partner Since 2006

Friends of the Children breaks the cycle of generational poverty by giving children facing the highest-risks the ability to create a new story.

Children born into generational poverty believe they have no future, no potential, and their highest hope is merely to survive. These children are at high risk for teen parenting, incarceration, high dropout rates, and gang violence. Friends of the Children helps the highest-risk children dramatically change their story by providing each child with a salaried, professional mentor, or a Friend, from kindergarten through graduation. 12 ½ years. No matter what.

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YWCA Clark County

YWCA CLARK COUNTY

Vancouver, Washington

Nonprofit Partner Since 2008

YWCA Clark County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

YWCA programs provide tools and support to heal, build self-esteem, foster positive life choices, and change lives. YWCA celebrates diversity, respects differences, and recognizes the dignity of each individual. Working as a team to achieve a shared vision, YWCA Clark County is a leader of high quality, innovative services offered in a caring and compassionate environment.

Visit the YWCA of Clark County Online
Unity Center for Behavioral Health

UNITY CENTER FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Portland, Oregon

Nonprofit Partner Since 2016

The right care at the right time.

The Unity Center for Behavioral Health is a 24-hour behavioral and mental health services center providing immediate psychiatric care and a path to recovery for people experiencing a mental health crisis.

Visit Unity Center for Behavioral Health Online
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NONPROFIT PARTNER SELECTION

How to become a Classic Wines Auction nonprofit partner organization

The Classic Wines Auction supports the good work of Oregon and Southwest Washington organizations by providing funds to pre-selected nonprofit partners benefiting children and families. The Classic Wines Auction only partners with non profit partners who exemplify the following characteristics: mission compatibility (must benefit children and families in the Portland or SW Washington communities), effective organizational management, sound financial practices, Board-led fundraising, sustainability, and a solid volunteer network.

Our partners for the 2017/2018 event season have already been selected.

See information below for how to be considered as a Classic Wines Auction nonprofit partner. 

The Classic Wines Auction Non Profit Partner Selection Process:

The Classic Wines Auction, Inc. supports the good work of Oregon and Southwest Washington non‐profit organizations by raising money for nonprofit organizations benefiting children and families. The Classic Wines Auction seeks charitable partners that can effectively contribute to the success of auction events and exceed annual participation goals and expectations. Classic Wines Auction events have raised more than $43 million since 1982, and have benefited nearly one million individuals in the community. 

The Classic Wines Auction has very limited opportunities to engage new nonprofit partners each year and does not currently have openings for 2018 events. We encourage local nonprofit organizations interested in discussing their interest for future involvement with the Classic Wines Auction to contact our Executive Director.

The Classic Wines Auction does not require formal applications, and all compatible nonprofit organizations expressing interest will be considered by the Classic Wines Auction Board and Executive Committee. If opportunities are available, the Executive Committee will select organizations with the following characteristics for further consideration: mission compatibility (must benefit children and families in the Portland or Southwest Washington communities), effective organizational management, sound financial practices, Board‐led fundraising, sustainability, and a solid volunteer network. In order to become involved, interested organizations must contact the Classic Wines Auction before April 1st to discuss potential participation in the next calendar year’s events.

If selected by the Executive Committee to be considered by the Board, organizations will be asked to submit the following information:

Current annual report

A Board of Directors, Advisory Council or Ambassador Board Roster including titles, terms, company affiliations

A list of major fundraising events, including the following information about each event:

  • brief description
  • the approximate revenue raised
  • sponsors engaged (list actual sponsors) and their levels of engagement
  • the available sponsorship levels

Budget information for the most recent fiscal year, including:

  • total budget
  • Sources of revenue (private contributions, grants & contracts, etc.)
  • Percentage of each source of revenue as a percentage of the total budget
  • Audited financial statements

A current management staff roster including titles and years of employment with the organization

Approximate number of volunteers engaged with the organization (do not list actual volunteers, just the total number of volunteers)

A standard packet/folder of materials provided to potential donors

Other information upon request

In addition to the required documents above, the Classic Wines Auction Executive Committee may schedule a meeting with an organization’s key Board members and staff in order to become more familiar with the organization.

The Executive Committee will present the requested information and make any
recommendations to the entire Board of the Classic Wines Auction. Then, the Board will make any final selections and notify the organization by the end of the fiscal year (June 30th) for participation in events the following calendar year. If selected, the organization will receive additional information about the Classic Wines Auction’s annual participation goals and the anticipated allocation of proceeds for that year.

The 2017 Classic Wines Auction beneficiaries include: Metropolitan Family Service, New Avenues for Youth, Friends of the Children – Portland, YWCA Clark County, and Unity Center for Behavioral Health.

Over its 32-year history, the Classic Wines Auction has also supported the following nonprofit organizations: Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Special Olympics Oregon, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and SW Washington, The Boys and Girls Aid Society of Oregon, Youth Villages (formerly known as The Christie School), SMART® (Start Making A Reader Today), Trillium Family Services, and Tuality Healthcare Foundation’s ¡Salud! Program.