Southern Wine & Spirits of Pennsylvania Corporate Social Responsibility
From Philadelphia to central Pennsylvania and west to Pittsburgh, corporate sponsorship, community involvement and educational excellence continue to be important charitable priorities at Southern Wine & Spirits of Pennsylvania (Southern), according to Brad Waxman, Executive Vice President, General Manager. Waxman is very proud of the individual and collective volunteerism efforts around many of the below activities, which represent only a small number of their community and charitable efforts across the Keystone State.
I. Brent Celek’s Take Flight Foundation
Brent Celek’s Take Flight Foundation provides support and resources to seriously ill and physically challenged children throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. For its annual fundraising gala, Southern exclusively donates wine and spirits to the Celebrity Servers event held each year in Philadelphia. Waxman is proud to serve on the Board of Directors of this Foundation.
For more information, please visit: http://www.brentcelek.org
II. Equality Forum
Equality Forum coordinates LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) History Month, produces documentary films, undertakes community initiatives and presents the largest annual national and international LGBT civil rights summit. Southern donates exclusive wines and spirits to several of the group’s fundraising events throughout the year.
For more information, please visit: http://www.equalityforum.com
III. Northhampton Community College Foundation
Serving the Lehigh area, The Northampton Community College Foundation seeks to foster transformative relationships in the community to raise, invest and manage private resources for the benefit of Northampton Community College, its students and staff. In 2014, Southern made a substantial monetary contribution in support of the Foundation’s scholarship program.
For more information, please visit: http://www.northampton.edu/foundation.htm
IV. Team Tassy
Based in Pittsburgh, Team Tassy’s mission is to unleash the inherent power in every person to eliminate global poverty. Since 2010, Southern provides an in-kind donation of exclusive wines and spirits from its portfolio in support of Team Tassy’s fundraising events throughout the year.
For more information, please visit: http://teamtassy.org
V. Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health / Prostate Health International
Prostate Health International (PHI), a division of the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health and a world-renowned nonprofit. PHI serves as a catalyst to advance prostate cancer research and treatment. Since 2010, Southern, has provided in-kind donations of exclusive wines and spirits from its portfolio to support fundraising events of PHI throughout the year.
In 2005, PHI inaugurated the Prostate Health International Father’s Day Prostate Run. Participation in the Philadelphia event has grown from just over 400 runners in its inaugural year to more than 4,500 in 2014. Waxman is extremely proud that many Southern team members participate in the PHI annual run.
For more information, please visit: http://www.fbph.com
VI. Additional Charitable Support
In 2014, Southern has provided in-kind donations of wines and spirits to numerous fundraising activities, events and galas including: Best of the Batch Foundation, Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis, Historic Bethlehem, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Pittsburgh, March of Dimes – Pennsylvania, and YMCA of Philadelphia, among others.