Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) Check Presentation
October 9, 2014
Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) gathered representatives from 12 Children’s Charities in Northwest Florida, including Emerald Coast Autism Center (ECAC), September 23, 2014, at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville and donated $2.035 million.
According to DCWAF’s web site, the amount of money donated was a 48 percent increase over the $1,375,000 donation in 2013. ECAC received a 50 percent increase in donated funds from $150,000 in 2013 to $300,000 donation this year.
“We are so grateful to Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation for their ongoing support of ECAC,” said Staci Berryman, Executive Director of ECAC. “With DCWAF’s generous donation, we are able to provide families with financial support through our scholarship fund and also substantially contribute to our capital campaign, which will allow us to serve more children on the autism spectrum.”
The new facility, which will be located on the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College, will not only allow ECAC to increase the number of students served, but will allow ECAC to enhance its services as well.
“We are humbled by the generosity of DCWAF and the many ways that they support local children in need,” said Heidi Blalock, CEO of ECAC.