Currituck-Dare Community Foundation announces 10th annual Duck & Wine Festival
The board of directors of the Currituck-Dare Community Foundation announces the return of the Duck & Wine Festival, its annual fundraiser hosted in partnership with Coastal Cantina.
The Festival will take place on Saturday, April 28 from 12 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Duck Waterfront Shops. Ticket sales go live at 12:01 a.m. on Feb. 1. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit duckandwine.com.
Funds raised are for the community foundation’s local grantmaking program, according to Sheila Davies, CDCF board president. The CDCF has also named three nonprofit partners to receive some of the proceeds from this year’s event: Mano al Hermano, Kid’s First and OBX Room in the Inn.
The Duck & Wine Festival is a one-day restaurant cook-off judged by both a panel and event participants. Each chef creates a dish prepared from duck donated by Maple Leaf Farms and pairs it with a wine selected by Coastal Cantina. The festival highlights talents of local restaurants, with tickets selling out every year, attracting residents and visitors.
“The event also raises awareness about local charities,” said Dan LaRue, CDCF board member and event co-chair. In addition to grants provided through the event, the prize money awarded to the winning chefs is allocated to local nonprofits of their choosing. “This event is all about having fun for a good cause,” said Scott Foster, CDCF board member and event co-chair.
The Currituck-Dare Community Foundation was organized in 1999 and is one of 60 affiliate community foundations serving 67 counties working in partnership with the North Carolina Community Foundation. The North Carolina Community Foundation manages over 1,200 endowed funds for charitable purposes.
The Currituck-Dare Community Fund is a component fund of the NCCF. The earnings from this fund are made available to help other local nonprofits address community needs through an annual grant program. Grant applications and information about grants are available on the NCCF website: nccommunityfoundation.org.
Over $17,500 from the 2016 Festival was distributed to the charitable partners and through the grants process to local nonprofit organizations working to address community needs.
Board members include: President, Sheila Davies, Secretary, Patty Guillaume, Treasurer, Linda Algood, Lois Mary Hoehne, Karen Etheridge, Scott Foster, Hannah Robinson, Nina Foster, Kathy Romm, Marc Hellman, Di Small, Dan LaRue, Vickie Moore, Jane Oden, and Brandon Woods.
Component Funds of the Currituck-Dare Affiliate:
- Currituck-Dare Community Fund
- Currituck County Public Library Foundation
- Southern Shores Community Fund in Memory of Kern P. and Ginks Pitts
- Roanoke Island Historical Association
- T. Baxter Williams, Jr. Scholarship
- Carl P. Nunemaker Jr. Jockey’s Ridge Fund
- Virginia Dare BPW Education Fund
- Philip M. and Margaret Garrett Scholarship
- Dare County Boat Builders Tournament Fund
- Etheridge-Meiggs Scholarship Fund
- Whalehead Preservation Trust Fund
- Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (N.E.S.T)
- Corolla Wild Horse Fund
- The Charles Finch Gaddy Gift Fund
- Currituck Kids Gift and Endowed Funds (2)
- Moyock Ruritan Scholarship Fund
- Currituck Tennis Youth Opportunity Fund
- Currituck Extension Foundation Fund
- Roy Etheridge Family Fund
- William A. and Julia Hunt & Douglas P. and Alice Lindsey Fund for Historic Jarvisburg Colored School
- Currituck-Dare Woman’s Fund
- NENC Coastal Science Researc
Duck & Wine Charitable partners:
Each charitable partner will distribute hand-outs about their programs and services. We hope you will take the time to read about these worthwhile organizations. All of our partners work hard to address local needs and services to residents and visitors alike.
- Kids First: Providing therapeutic and effective treatment services to children who have been abused or severely neglected, in Northeast North Carolina.
- Mano al Hermano: Helping Latinos in the Dare County region access needed services, solve problems, obtain necessary skills to become self-sustaining, and to build a better community for all Dare County residents.
- Room in the Inn: provides hospitality, food, shelter and some support services to homeless men and women on the Outer Banks during the cold winter months.
For more information on the Currituck-Dare Community Foundation or the North Carolina Community Foundation, contact Natalie Peel, Northeast Region Associate, at (252) 216-8908. Or, visit the North Carolina Community Foundation’s web site: www.nccommunityfoundation.org