Night In The Vineyard, Presented By Constellation Furyk & Friends, Raises Over $200,000

Night in the Vineyard, presented by Constellation Furyk & Friends at SoNapa Grille, raises over $200,000 for the Monique Burr Foundation

Annual charity fundraiser benefits programs to help keep youth safe

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 6, 2023) – The Monique Burr Foundation for Children’s (MBF) annual signature fundraising event, A Night in the Vineyard, presented by Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS at SoNapa Grille, raised more than $200,000 for the Foundation. All proceeds from A Night in the Vineyard will support MBF Prevention Education Programs – personal safety curriculum that educate and empower youth, and the adults in their lives, with strategies to recognize, prevent, and respond to all forms of child abuse, bullying, exploitation, and other types of child victimization.

“We appreciate everyone who attended and supported A Night at the Vineyard, raising much-needed funds to reach more youth around the world and remove obstacles to safe communities,” said Tanya Ramos-Puig, MBF Chief Executive Officer. “We are thankful to all of our supporters for championing MBF’s mission to keep youth safe. MBF Programs are making a difference in the lives of youth, protecting them from bullying, digital dangers, various forms of abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking through prevention education. We are keeping our most vulnerable citizens safe.”

A Night in the Vineyard guests enjoyed wine tastings, conversations with local and Napa Valley winemakers, gourmet food, access to live and silent auctions, and live musical entertainment by Nashville recording artist Colleen Orender and singer-songwriter Paris Winningham, a finalist from NBC’s The Voice.

“A key pillar of our SoNapa Grille’s culture, since our opening in March 2022, is to give back to the communities that support us,” said Adam Barringer, Founder of SoNapa Grille. “It is humbling to partner with the Monique Burr Foundation to help raise money to keep children safe in Florida and beyond. We look forward to a long tradition of A Night in the Vineyard.”

MBF is grateful for its 2023 A Night in the Vineyard event sponsors, which include Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS, 4 Rivers Smokehouse, Blue Stream Fiber, Carlton Construction, Clockwork Marketing Services, Dominion Engineering Group, Dream Finders Homes, Drummond Press, The Fiorentino Group, Foley & Lardner LLP, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Glisson Family Investments, Go Bright Marketing, GreenPointe Holdings, Hahn Family Wines, iPhotoBooth Jax, K & G Construction Co, Lennar, Lift Up Auction, The Lighthouse Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley, MasterCraft Builder Group, NiteLites, Oceano Wines, Pacific Southern Wine Company, PRI Productions, Republic National Distributing Company, SoNapa Grille, Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, Tarpon Cellars, The Tim and Leah Chapman Foundation, TomaHook, Vallencourt Construction, West Coast Wines, and 904 Happy Hour.

MBF Programs are comprehensive, evidence-based/trauma-informed, and provide youth with universal strategies to keep them safe, including five easy-to-remember Safety Rules. Their programs are proven to be effective, and they are trusted by schools and parents. Since its inception, MBF has reached over 9 million children with its prevention education programs.

To learn more about MBF’s comprehensive, evidence-based prevention programs, visit CLICK HERE.


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What They're Saying...

There’s not a child in the world who can’t benefit from this program. There are so many instances where we see children who have been damaged and hurt. Things happened to them and we think, if they’d only had this program, if they’d only had the benefit of this education, that might not have happened to them. If we can prevent that from happening to a single child, then it’s worth all the effort we have put forth.

I heard about the program through my son. He came home…and showed me the safety rules. I cannot thank the Foundation enough; to have other people who are also concerned about my child’s safety and the safety of other kids is wonderful. I especially like the program’s focus on the prevention side.

The MBF Teen Safety Matters curriculum hosts an in-depth approach to important social and safety concerns relevant to youth. The program content is age-appropriate with engaging activities, jargon, and realistic situations to positively promote a relatable and impacting learning experience…Teen Safety Matters is an educational benefit to all parties involved – students, parents, facilitators, and schools.

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