In 2009, the Circle of Wise Women created a signature event with the goal of raising $100,000 annually for Junior Achievement of South Florida. Using the education platform from JASFL, combined with the 60,000 square foot facility known as JA World Huizenga Center, JA World Uncorked! was born. Starting with a team of five women and a generous donation from Lorraine Thomas, founding member/Grand Cru sponsor, JA World Uncorked! has become a cornerstone JA fundraising event. Serving as a catalyst, it has enabled the Circle of Wise Women to raise over $1,900,000.00 for JA South Florida.
For our fourth annual event, Premier Beverage joined JA’s top fundraiser as Presenting Sponsor. Circle of Wise Women event co-chairs Rose Faraone and Lacey Brisson signed on to lead the Circle with sponsorships, auction and ticket sales. Founding Circle member Renée Korbel Quinn, Uncorked! strategist, co-chaired the culinary experience with Chef Director John “Jack” Kanefrom the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. In May, 2013, they created a Culinary Leadership Team to enhance and expand the successful experience. Read more about the team here.
Success! We sold out the event and hosted more than 800 guests throughout the evening exceeding our goal by netting $151,185.64 for the educational programs at Junior Achievement of South Florida.
Please click HERE to see our sponsors and partners who made this a reality. Sincerest THANKS!