Each year upon completion of the grants process, the Foundation announces the names of the grant recipients at a very special Grants Award Luncheon at the Wexford Clubhouse, during the month of February. Guests include representatives of each grantee organization, along with those Wexford members who have supported the Foundation. We extend a special thanks to South State Bank who has sponsored this event each year since our first Grants Award Luncheon in 2013.
At our 7th Annual Grants Award Luncheon, held on Wednesday, February 6th, the Foundation presented grants totaling $210K to 32 worthy charities which brought the total grant awards since its inception (in 2012) to over $1M. This luncheon was also dedicated to Charli Bobinchuck, a local eleven year old who tragically lost her life in 2018 and who in 2016 had donated her annual savings to the Wexford Foundation.
Each year the Foundation hosts one major fundraiser. Last year, we had a magnifique "Evening in Paris." The Parisenne-themed decor transformed the Wexford Clubhouse into the City of Lights. From the strolling accordion player, street artists and Can-Can dancers to the French continental dinner, guests were treated to an evening in Paris. The auctions and 'C'est si Bon' raffle were a resounding success, raising nearly $80,000 for local charities.
This year's Annual Charity Gala and Auction will be held on Saturday, November 9th.