On May 6, Professional Bank, a locally owned and managed bank in the South Miami / Coral Gables area, hosted “Wine & Wishes” to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. The event featured wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction. Proceeds from the auction will help to bring joy to children with life-threatening illnesses.
In addition to the special financial needs of professionals based in South Florida, Professional Bank recognizes the needs of worthy social causes such as providing children with hope, strength and joy. The Bank presented the Make-A-Wish Foundation with a $1,000 check to assist with funding a wish for a hopeful child.
Daniel R. Martinez, Senior Vice- President of Professional Bank, presented the check to Brenda Yester, Board Chair for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. A previous Make-A-Wish family presented a touching story of how the Foundation helped make a positive difference in the life of their child, who was suffering from a life-threatening illness.
“Professional Bank is honored to have hosted the Wine & Wishes event in partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida,” said Daniel R. Martinez, senior vice president, Professional Bank. “The proceeds from the event could not go to a more deserving group of kids.”
Norman Wedderburn, president and CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida, expressed his appreciation for the special event and the difference it would make for area kids.
“We are grateful to Professional Bank for hosting Wine & Wishes and helping us share our mission of granting wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions in our local community,” said Wedderburn.
Bagel Emporium located in Coral Gables donated food for the event and Mike Dominguez of Antigal Winery and Estates, which bottles Malbec in the Mendoza province of Argentina, donated the wine.
Professional Bank is a strong “relationship bank” serving the banking needs of professionals, business owners, entrepreneurs and executives. Professional Bank is a sophisticated community bank that offers private banking services to all of its clients. For more information about Professional Bank, a member of FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender, please visit www.professionalbankfl.com.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Southern Florida chapter grants a wish every 17 hours and has granted more than 7,000 wishes since its inception 26 years ago.
With the average cost of a wish being $5,000, the Foundation relies on fundraisers, corporate support and donations from the public to bring sunshine into the lives of families when they need it most. To help share the power of a wish, call the Make- A-Wish Foundation at 954-967-WISH or log on to www.sfla.wish.org .