Washington, D.C. (March, 24, 2017 ) The National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) is excited to announce UnCorked! An Evening of Extraordinary Wines to Benefit The Neediest Kids (TNK), a program of NCCF. The event will be held at The National Museum of Women in the Arts in D.C., with the Chad & Julie Sweet VIP Champagne & Reception for sponsors beginning at 6:00 p.m.. The UnCorked! wine tasting starts at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m.
UnCorked! is D.C.’s premier fundraising event, presenting guests with the opportunity to taste undiscovered wines from international, national and local vineyards with well-known, 90+ point wines while surrounded by the beauty and power of women’s exceptional artistic contributions. All proceeds from the event will go to TNK, an early prevention program that provides basic essentials to the 42 percent of DC area school children who live in poverty.
The Chad & Julie Sweet VIP Champagne & Reception will include a private champagne tasting with David White, author of But First, Champagne: A Modern Guide to the World’s Favorite Wine. The UnCorked! event will be guided by Julie Donaldson, Comcast SportsNet anchor, with a special performance by nine-year old Drew Olivia Tillman and a live auction by Scott Greenberg, WTOP’s the “The Vine Guy.”
A highlight of the night is the first annual presentation of the Tom Cookerly Exceptional School Superintendent Leadership Award to a regional school superintendent for outstanding efforts on behalf of children affected by poverty in their school system. As the founder of The Neediest Kids program, Tom Cookerly continues his legacy of helping students through collaborations involving the entire community and will be presenting this award.
Major sponsors of the event include: Environmental Pest Solutions, Marriott International, Corstone, Philip D. & Janis Schiff, Sparks Group, Houlihan Lokey, Chad & Julie Sweet, and WholeFoods.
UnCorked tickets are $250 and can be purchased by visiting www.tnkuncorked.com.
About The National Center for Children and Families
Founded in 1915 as an orphanage in the District of Columbia, NCCF is a private, nonprofit child and family welfare agency with a commitment to serving poor, disadvantaged, abused, neglected, and/or abandoned children, youth, and their families. Current program services include emergency shelters and transitional housing for homeless families and youth, a high-intensity therapeutic group home for adolescents, therapeutic and traditional foster care and adoption, independent living for youth transitioning to adulthood, teen parent services, and community-based prevention services that promote academic achievement, parental involvement, economic and vocational stability, and healthy families. Its diverse social strategies have become model approaches, both redefining NCCF’s reputation and ensuring the agency’s prominence in the human service continuum in the Washington Metropolitan Region. https://www.nccf-cares.org
About The Neediest Kids
The Neediest Kids, a program of The National Center for Children and Families (NCCF), provides emergency funds to Washington area students in need so they have the basic essentials to stay in school and thrive. Working with 10 local school systems, The Neediest Kids Program also provides students with new clothes, uniforms, eye exams, eyeglasses, and access to dental/medical care, school supplies, transportation, and more. In the past three years, it has served over 117,000 students in a region where more than 42%, or close to 250,000 students, qualify for free or reduced priced meals (FARMS), a primary indicator of poverty.
Source: The National Center for Children and Families