Sixth annual Wine, Women & Shoes fundraiser set for Oct. 13

Fashion fete benefits Communities In Schools of Greater Tarrant County

Tickets and tables are now on sale for the sixth annual Wine, Women & Shoes fundraiser, presented by Capital One Commercial Banking and benefiting Communities In Schools of Greater Tarrant County. The event is 6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at Ridglea Country Club in Fort Worth.

Tickets are available at Contact for sponsorships or more information.

  • Individuals – $200 each, including one ticket for pre-party at Neiman Marcus on Oct. 5
  • Tables – $2,500 for 10, including 10 tickets for pre-party at Neiman Marcus on Oct. 5
  • VIP Tables – $5,000 for 10, including 10 tickets for pre-party at Neiman Marcus on Oct. 5, as well as exclusive champagne reception and access to VIP lounge, exclusive seating, entry into VIP luxury raffle and special gift. (A limited number are available.)

Attendees will sip varietals from some of the country’s top winemakers and shop the latest trends in the exclusive marketplace, dine on a buffet dinner and cheer on local leading ladies as they strut the runway in a fashion show produced by Karl Marshall. The 2017 Celebrity Models include:

  • Leslie Distler – Feathers
  • Marcie Ditto – Mustard Seed Jewelry
  • Beth Hutson – Hutson Creative
  • Melissa Ice – The Net
  • Sharon Leite – Community Volunteer
  • Michelle Miles – Fort Worth Woman
  • Carley Moore – Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty
  • Rachel Navejar – Community Volunteer
  • Stephanie Perry – D Method
  • Cynthia Sadler – Signature Cuffs
  • Tracy Syler-Jones – Texas Christian University

Back by popular demand are the ever-popular Sole Men – dozens of the community’s charming gentleman serve up this season’s must-haves on silver platters.

Vendor partners include home and fashion from new Fort Worth retailer Feathers, along with return favorite Mustard Seed Jewelry and and the popular Stanley Eisenman Fine Shoes. Additional retailers include Carmella Designs, Casey & Co., Consuela Bags, Granny Bee’s Homemade Candles, Jim Irwin Floral, JJ Caprices, Keeping Up with the Joneses, Kendra Scott, Love 13, LulaRoe, Rebel With Cause and The Class Act.

Twenty percent of sales during the evening benefit Communities In Schools. 

Highlights of the live auction include:

  • In-home brunch for 10 from the wildly successful pop-up, Hot Box Biscuit Club.
  • A week’s accommodations at a seaside Florida cottage, including AAdvantage miles
  • Children’s private practice with TCU women’s basketball coach Raegan Pebley
  • Instant wine cellar package
  • Private makeover party with Dior Beauty at Highland Park Village

 Wineries in attendance will include Boisset, Cornerstone Cellars, Conondrum, Emmlo, JCB, Justin, Landmark, and Le Grand Cortage.

The sixth annual fundraiser is chaired by Cynthia Farquharson and Robin Froeschke, with a host committee including Shannon Baumgardner, Brooke Baumgardner, Tiffany Cason, Vaughna Galvin, Karen Green, Lisa Gunter, Stacey Happel, Annie Miller, Carley Moore, Rachel Peters, Rebecca Rucker, Kay Sanders, Marion Snipes, Ivet Taneva and Chandler Wallace.

Wine, Women & Shoes is presented by Capital One Commercial Banking. Additional sponsors include:

  • Couture– American Airlines, INDULGE Luxury Magazine/Fort Worth Star-Telegram and an Anonymous Horned Frog
  • VIP Level – BBVA Compass
  • Diamond Stiletto – Double Eagle Energy Permian LLC, Frost Bank, Pinnacle Bank, Cynthia Farquharson, Robin Froeschke and SouthWest Auto Group
  • Blingin’ Boot – D Method, Fort Worth Woman, Holt Capital Partners, Insperity, Sharon Leite, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth, Northern Turst, Teresa Paslay, Plains Capital Bank, Range Resources, Rebel With Cause, Marion Snipes, Tarrant Dermatology, Tolleson Wealth Management, VLK Architects and Whitley Penn and Weaver

Communities In Schools of Greater Tarrant County serves the following independent school districts: Azle, Crowley, Everman, Fort Worth, Hurst-Euless-Bedford, Keller, Lake Worth and Weatherford. For the 2015-16 school year, the latest figures available, 37,252 students were served by CIS-GTC, with 4,572 students receiving intensive case management, and of those students:

  • 87 percent improved their grades
  • 94 percent improved their behavior
  • 94 percent were promoted to the next grade
  • 94 percent of high school seniors graduated

About Communities In Schools of Greater Tarrant County

Communities In Schools of Greater Tarrant County is a 501c3 non-profit that is part of a national network of CIS programs serving more than 1.2 million students. CIS-GTC is currently placed in 47 schools across eight Tarrant County school districts this year, serving students who are identified by their schools as most at-risk of dropping out. CIS-GTC serves not only students, but their families, assessing their unique needs and working with more than 80 community partner organizations to connect the students with the resources they need to address a wide range of issues. The mission of CIS-GTC is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

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