The 18th Annual Wine, Kibbles & Bids benefit was
at the Gorecki Center on the College of St. Benedict campus.
Tri-County Humane Society is proud to announce that it raised $79,000 in profit at its Wine, Kibbles and Bids celebration. The money will go toward the independent nonprofit organization’s efforts to spay/neuter every animal before adoption, as well as general shelter operations.
The event was April 12 at the Gorecki Center on the College of St. Benedict campus. It featured a silent auction of 160 items, wine and beer tasting courtesy of Coborn’s Liquor, music by Monday Night Jazz, and, of course, animals. Among the special animal guests were Husky puppies with cerebellar hypoplasia (a “wobbly” condition); the pups quickly charmed the audience of more than 200 people.
The emcee for the evening was TCHS Philanthropy Director Tauna Quimby, who regaled the audience with sweet and funny TCHS stories – including a stray chicken who was reclaimed!
TCHS Board Member Bill Nelson deserves a lot of credit for TCHS’ fundraising success that evening. Through his “Bill’s Jars” project – where he collects spare change for TCHS – as well as events such as the Spay-ghetti and (No) Meatballs dinner, Nelson contributed about $40,000 to Wine, Kibbles and Bids’ total.
“Wine, Kibbles and Bids is one of my favorite nights with my favorite people, and it’s so gratifying to see it again be a success,” TCHS Executive Director Vicki Davis said.
Wine, Kibbles & Bids is one of the Society’s biggest fundraisers of the year.
The income from this event provides us with the means to spay and neuter all pets prior to adoption and provide the high standard of care that we demand for every pet at the shelter.
As an independent animal shelter, we are not affiliated with the national humane organizations. We rely heavily on our community to assist us in our mission to provide quality care and adoption services for homeless animals. In 2018, support for our work resulted in 3,123 pets placed in loving homes!
The Tri-County Humane Society is a 501(c)3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Credit cards are accepted at the Silent Auction checkout
Bring cash to purchase additional raffle tickets
Bring cash to participate in the Cork Pull
Visit the photo booth and get a professional picture of your group at the event
In addition to wine and beer tasting, a cash bar will be open all night (tasting ends when dinner begins).
Contact us if you are interested in sponsoring this event!
Kate Kompas, Volunteer and Events Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Tauna Quimby, Director of Philanthropy email@example.com