The 33rd annual Auction Napa Valley was one for the record books, achieving $16.9 million in overall fundraising for healthcare and youth education nonprofits in Napa County.
The record-breaking results exceeded the previous record of $10.5 million raised in 2005 by more than 60 percent, reaffirming Auction Napa Valley’s position as the world’s most celebrated charity wine event.
The four-day celebration of Napa Valley’s extraordinary wine, culinary delights and scenic beauty attracted about 1,000 bidders for unique lots of collectible Napa Valley wine, exotic trips and even sports cars.
The generous crowd also raised $3.7 million for the Fund-A-Need “auction”. There was no prize to bid on except the reward of doing something special and needed for the community. Bidders pledged between $1,000 and $600,000 per person to raise funds for youth mental health and other youth programs.