FORT MYERS, Fla., (January 24, 2024) – SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. presented its 2024 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest on Jan. 20th, with Live Auction proceeds totaling more than $2 million in support of the nonprofit’s efforts to enhance pediatric healthcare for the children and families of Southwest Florida. Nearly 300 bidders came together for the Grand Tasting and Live Auction of the 15th annual event, with festivities held at the Suncoast Arena on Florida SouthWestern State College Fort Myers campus. The theme for the event was Peace, Love & Wine and a 1960’s vibe, with guests adorning hearts, flowers and peace signs. The majority of Live Auction proceeds will be directed to Golisano Children’s Hospital for the new pediatric outpatient surgery center. In addition, 2024 funds raised will also be granted to Florida SouthWestern State College to support its nursing program that assists in providing vital children’s health care services and education throughout the region.