‘Night in the Vineyard’ raises $130K for Monique Burr Foundation

Benefit event celebrates 25 years of protecting children


The Monique Burr Foundation for Children Inc. (MBF) annual signature fundraising event, “A Night in the Vineyard” presented by River Bay Investments at SoNapa Grille, raised an event record $130,000 for the foundation.

All proceeds from “A Night in the Vineyard” will help support the foundation’s prevention education programs. These evidence-based/trauma-informed prevention education programs educate and empower youth with strategies to prevent, recognize and respond to child abuse, bullying, digital dangers, exploitation and human trafficking.

“We appreciate everyone who attended and supported ‘A Night at the Vineyard,’ raising vital funds that are essential for continuing our programs and initiatives,” said foundation President/CEO Lynn Layton. “In 25 years, the foundation has experienced exponential growth while directly impacting the safety of children. We are thankful to all of our supporters for championing MBF’s mission to make a difference and improve the lives of children and families.”

“A Night in the Vineyard” guests enjoyed fine wines, craft beer, delicious food, live and silent auctions, live music by Colleen Orender and Paris Winningham, and a live painting by artist Penelope Moore. Using vivid colors and texture, the artist painted the flavors she experenced while drinking a glass of Oceano wine during the event.

Rachel Martin, co-founder and vintner of Oceano Wines, and other wine makers from Napa Valley including Cufflinks, California Wine Co., Plank Walker, Gamba, Stellareese and Tarpon Cellars, attended the event.

Event sponsors included Casa Marina Hotel & Restaurant, Clockwork Marketing Services, Coastal Wine Market, Dennis and Becky Rosa, Drummond, Dream Finders Homes, The Fiorentino Group, Go Bright Marketing, GreenPointe Holdings, Hampton Golf, JAX Utilities Management, Kent and Lynn Shoemaker, Intuition Ale Works, MasterCraft Builder Group, Pepsi, PRI, River Bay Investments, Ron and Hilah Autrey, SoNapa Grille, Stellareese Collections, Sunbelt Rentals, Tarpon Cellars, Vallencourt Construction Co., Vulcan Materials Co., West Coast Wines – Florida and Young-Fouraker-Day.

For more information about the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, go to mbfpreventioneducation.org or call 904-642-0210.