The Inaugural Corks & Forks last year was a huge success. “We were thrilled to have raised $200,000 for St. Vincent’s Clay County,” said St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation President, Jane R. Lanier, CFRE. “Countless people have told me they had a wonderful time and cannot wait until next year’s event.”
The charity benefit, held on October 23rd, 2015, at Club Continental in Orange Park, featured exclusive wines and the region’s best chefs. Attendees were treated to signature dishes from the First Coast’s most seasoned chefs including Chef Scott Schwartz from 29 South, Chef Tom Gray from Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails and Chef Matthew Medure from Matthew’s. The dishes were expertly paired with exceptional wines from an assortment of select domestic and international vineyards. In addition, guests were able to purchase masks created by The Art Guild of Orange Park to wear at the masquerade.
“We are dedicated to healthcare that leaves no one behind,” said Lanier. “To make this a reality, we rely on generous support from members of our community who believe in our Mission.” The $200,000 was used to benefit the Clay County community through St. Vincent’s Medical Center Clay County. The money was used to increase hospital capacity and fund the new J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Women and Infants’ Pavilion, which opened this August. The expansion added maternity and women’s services, 30 inpatient beds, 13 treatment rooms in the Emergency Department and a shell to add 30 additional beds in the future.