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Schedule of Events


Table Selection Reception

Exclusive for Table Sponsors
Wednesday, October 18 | 5:30 PM – 7:00PM

Hosted By


Choose your table location in the ballroom! At this kickoff reception, sponsors will select their table location for The Signature Luncheon.


VIP Vintners Reception

Exclusive for Sponsors
Thursday, November 16 | 5:30 PM – 7:00PM

Hosted By

As a special thank you to our sponsors and patrons, attendees meet our visiting vintners, sample their offerings, and mingle with fellow donors.


The Signature Luncheon

Friday, November 17
10:00 AM – 2:45 PM followed by the Champagne Lounge & Dancing till 5:00 PM
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Enjoy three of life’s greatest treasures – wine, shoes, and the company of your closest girlfriends. Sip delectable wines while you shop in a specially curated marketplace. Lunch with your besties while you enjoy an entertaining fashion show, and, of course, enjoy personalized attention from our very own Solemen. End your day dancing in the champagne lounge.


Winemaker Dinners

Hosted in Exclusive Homes & Venues
Saturday, November 18

Intimate themed dinners featuring visiting vintners as special guests are the perfect venue to entertain clients, meet potential clients and friends. Dinners attract not only devotees of our Signature Luncheon, but other interested community members as well.


2023 Committee


Julie Weintraub & Allison Imre

Executive Committee

Candace Copeland, Dawn Doughty, Abed Suwaity, and Nancy Wood

Event Coordinator

Minta Getzen


To get involved or for additional questions contact Geri Jo Manson, Donor Relations Manager at Forty Carrots Family Center or call 941.365.7716, ext. 318.