2013 Connoisseurs for Charity Fundraiser

2013 Connoisseurs for Charity Fundraiser

Photo Caption:Five highly acclaimed chefs partner with the Woodforest Charitable Foundation to provide a dining extravaganza that raised $280,000 for Boys & GIrls Country. The featured chefs from left to right are: Chef Bryan Caswell, REEF; Chef Mark Cox, MARK's American Cuisine; Chef Charles Clark, Ibiza Food & Wine Bar; Chef Kent Rathbun, JASPER's; and Chef Arturo Osorio, Amerigo's Grille. Presenting the check to Elaine Petranek, center, from Boys & Girls Country, are (left to right) Charlie Marling, WCF; Vicki Richmond, WCF; Kim Marling, WCF and Robert Marling, WCF and WNB.

Connoisseurs for Charity Dinner - Amerigo's Grille in The Woodlands, TX

Five highly acclaimed chefs, once again, created an epicurean delight at the Woodforest Charitable Foundation's (WCF) 7th annual Connoisseurs for Charity fundraising event. 

Eight charities will benefit from the generosity of 160 guests.  The five celebrity chefs offered a uique auction item, raising $280,000, with all proceeds benefitting Boys & Girls Country.  Unique to this event, each guest is given the opportunity to direct the purchase price of their ticket to one of eight pre-selected charities.  Woodforest National Bank and the Celebrity Chefs provide in-kind donations of time, money and culinary ingredients which cover the expenses of the dinner allowing WCF to create a delectable dining experience that truly benefits charities at this one-of-a-kind Connoisseurs for Charity event.

For more information please contact the Woodforest Charitable Foundation at 832-375-2273.

Woodforest Charitable Foundation
The Woodforest Charitable Foundation was created by Woodforest National Bank in 2005 as a direct result of its desire to support and invest in the communities in which it serves.  The Foundation is committed to assisting those in need, enriching lives and communities through dedicated leadership and faithful administration by providing funding to qualifying 501(c)(3) charities. For additional information regarding the Woodforest Charitable Foundation, call (832) 375-CARE (2273) or visit the foundation’s website at