YWCA Clark County Receives $486,286 from Classic Wines Auction
VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Classic Wines Auction presented YWCA Clark County with a check for $486,286 yesterday at YWCA’s offices in Vancouver. This year’s auction raised more than $3 million for six benefiting charities in Southwest Washington and Oregon.
In their centennial year, the nonprofit received a record donation from the auction. YWCA Clark County provides resources to families and individuals in need, with a focus on eliminating racism and empowering women. The YWCA runs the only domestic violence center in Clark County, providing over 6,000 bed nights each year. Additionally, they serve 12,000 people annually struggling with domestic violence, sexual assault and homelessness. The also provide resources for early childhood education and foster care in the region.
“Our organization is fortunate and thankful for our years of partnership with Classic Wines Auction,” said Sherri Bennett, Executive Director for YWCA Clark County. “With their dedicated support and other donors, we are able to help women, children and families in need in Clark County and the Portland metro area.”
This year’s five other benefiting charities are Metropolitan Family Service, New Avenues for Youth, Friends of the Children-Portland, Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel and Special Olympics Oregon.
Since its inception in 1982, the Classic Wines Auction has raised almost $40 million for children and families in the community. For more information about the Classic Wines Auction, call (503) 972-0194 or visit www.classicwinesauction.com.
Photo caption: From left to right: Heather Martin (CWA ED), Sherri Bennett (YWCA ED), Kate Sacamano (YWCA Development Director), Paul Vogel (CWA Board Member).
More about the Classic Wines Auction
Consistently recognized as one of the top ten charity wine auctions in the country by Wine Spectator Magazine since 2001, the Classic Wines Auction has raised nearly $40 million for Portland-area charities since its inception in 1982. Based in Portland, Ore., Classic Wines Auction, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing the Classic Wines Auction and related food and wine events to raise funds for local charities benefiting children and families, including: Metropolitan Family Service (MFS), New Avenues for Youth, Friends of the Children-Portland, YWCA Clark County and Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel and Special Olympics Oregon.