Nonprofit Event Spotlight: The Sebastian Ferrero Foundation

Micanopy, FL – The Sebastian Ferrero Foundation was thrilled by the success of their annual Noche de Gala fundraising event on Friday, October 26th at the 642-acre farm of Besilu Collection. The sold-out event of over 1,000 guests was an evening packed with live entertainment, silent auctions featuring unique and extraordinary items, exquisite dining and much more! With a theme of “Oasis”, the sixth annual Noche de Gala raised over over $1 million for the expansion of the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

Winspire was happy to partner with the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation to provide 11 exclusive travel packages for use in their auction. Packages included such Experiences as “Cult Winemakers VIP Access” and “Romantic Escape to Paris & Prague”.

“The Noche de Gala auction has featured Winspire trips for the last five years and they have brought much excitement to the auction,” says Event Coordinator Lesley Cox, “Every year, guests are looking for what is new this year and what kind of adventure they can take while donating to a cause they support. We have many repeat Winspire trip purchases, as our guests enjoy the ease and quality of the trips.”

About Sebastian Ferrero Foundation

Sebastian Ferrero Foundation was created by Horst and Luisa Ferrero in 2007 in memory of their happy and healthy 3-year-old son, Sebastian, who died in October 2007 as a result of a series of preventable medical errors including a medication overdose in Gainesville, FL. Their mission is to advocate and fundraise for a state-of-the-art, full-service children’s hospital in Gainesville, FL, while promoting excellence in patient safety and ensuring that all families are treated with compassion, courtesy and dignity. The Foundation works on patient safety initiatives with the UF Health Sebastian Ferrero Office of Clinical Quality and Patient Safety and supports the expansion of the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. For more, visit:

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Ian Lauth has been working to help Nonprofits maximize their fundraising revenue since early 2012 when he was hired by Winspire to develop external communications, brand expansion and product delivery processes. You can also find Ian on Google+.

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