2011 Holiday Party for Beneficiaries

(l-r) Susan Hosbach and Faith Holley of Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation

What an amazing year.  Though 2011 was certainly a year of rebuilding and change, we are so truly grateful to have spent this year with all of you – our dear friends. After a successful auction in July we moved right into our “$29 and Under” wine event and then, in November, held the inaugural and wildly popular “Champagne & Chardonnay” women’s wine event.  In addition to the events, we have also added Wine Tours to amazing wine destinations of the world.  All of these events and trips help the Nashville Wine Auction further its mission of uniting the wine community to fund the fight against cancer.

(l-r) Jeff Lynch, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle TN; Holly Whaley

With that in mind, last night we held one of our most special events.  Pam and Steve Taylor graciously opened their beautiful home on Richland Avenue to help us celebrate the beneficiaries of the Nashville Wine Auction.  The party was well attended by our sponsors, beneficiaries and key leaders. Our Board of directors and staff expressed that our 2011 goals to strengthen our organization’s foundation have been met.  This operational focus enables us to increase our proceeds in 2012 and ultimately expand to quarterly events in 2013.

Present at the Holiday gathering were Sandy Towers of Gilda’s Club Nashville, Elaine Gordon and Board Chair, Rene Chevalier of American Cancer Society, Jeff Lynch, Board Chair of Make a Wish Foundation of Middle TN, Beth Jones of Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Susan Hosbach and Faith Holley of Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation and Kimberly Parham and Kevin Cherep of Dan Rudy Cancer Center. This dynamic group of organizations all works hard to fight cancer and comfort patients and the families of patients, right here in Middle Tennessee.  In other words, money YOU helped raise at all of our great wine events directly impacts those in our community who have been touched by this disease.

(l-r) Elaine Gordon, American Cancer Society; Billy Ray Hearn; Keri McInnis, Beneficiary Chair; Nancy Hearn

With 2012 on the horizon, our plans for l’Eté du Vin on July 21 are well underway.  But you can still help us this year.  Would you please consider a gift to the Nashville Wine Auction to help us continue uniting the wine community to fund the fight against cancer?

Wishing you and yours the very happiest of holidays.