Women of Wine Charities Announces $100,000 Donation to the Houston Area Women’s Center

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Women of Wine Charities (WOW), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, today announced a year-end donation totaling $100,000 to The Houston Area Women’s Center (HAWC). The donation represents WOW’s largest donation to date and more than doubles its 2013 donation to HAWC.

Women of Wine Charities (WOW), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, today announced a year-end donation totaling $100,000 to The Houston Area Women’s Center (HAWC). The donation represents WOW’s largest donation to date and more than doubles its 2013 donation to HAWC. The donation is in the form of unrestricted funds and brings WOW’s total historical donations to HAWC to $213,000.

“We simply can’t say ‘thank you’ enough to Women of Wine Charities for all the support they've given us and our clients,” said Houston Area Women’s Center President and CEO Rebecca White. “Their success as fundraisers, and their commitment to helping survivors, is remarkable. We are so grateful for all they do.”

“We are thrilled to be able to make this donation to The Houston Area Women’s Center,” said Denise Ehrlich, Women of Wine Charities’ President. “They provide crucial services and resources, and they do amazing work to support individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence. We’re proud to be able to support them in this way, and we’re excited to take this momentum into our 2015 slate of events.”

WOW’s annual events include monthly happy hours, the popular Sangria Throwdown, and the Women of Wine Grand Tasting. The 2014 Grand Tasting was held on October 20th at The Wynden and raised approximately 80% of the year-end $100,000 donation. This walk-around wine and food tasting was underwritten by PV Rentals and featured prominent area chefs and dozens of highly-rated wines, along with live and silent auctions, a wine pull, and a roster of corporate and individual sponsors. Additional information and photography from the 2014 Grand Tasting may be found online at http://www.wowcharities.org/events-happy-hours/2014-grand-tasting.

WOW is debuting two new events in 2015—a “Heels & Boots” bubbles and bourbon tasting in January, and a Classic Pairings dinner in April, led by Charles M. “Bear” Dalton, the fine wine buyer for Spec’s. Additional details on all WOW events will be published to the WOW website as they become available.

About Women of Wine Charities: Women of Wine Charities is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that holds several wine-related events and educational programs each year to benefit the Houston Area Women’s Center. Our membership consists of a network of women working in the wine industry, women associated with the wine industry, and women who are wine enthusiasts. Connect with WOW at http://www.wowcharities.org, on Facebook (WOWCharities) and Twitter (@WOWCharities).

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