Taste for Learning Event Highlights the Bailes and Holloway Families Support for Orlando Health

Orlando Health serves the needs of families every day throughout Central Florida.  Our ability to provide the very best care is strengthened through the support of individuals and families – like the Bailes and Holloway Families.

Orlando Health serves the needs of families every day throughout Central Florida.  Our ability to provide the very best care is strengthened through the support of individuals and families – like the Bailes and Holloway Families.

Jess Bailes, Orlando Health Foundation Board Member, has said, “It is a privilege for me and members of my family to support the mission of Orlando Health. Following in the footsteps of our mother and father, Jackie and Charlie, my brother Chas and I want to ensure that quality healthcare is always available – in cancer care, in pediatric care and in life-saving services like trauma. This is important to our family members and to our employees at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits. This should be important to everyone in our community.”

Joining the Bailes Family in their support is the Holloway Family. Led by John Holloway, uncle to Jess and Chas Bailes, the Holloway Family Foundation has provided major support to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and most recently to Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC). Together, these families are part of the many Central Florida friends who understand the importance of the life-saving care taking place within the walls of the new North Tower on the ORMC campus.

In addition to the generous Foundation gifts, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits is the lead sponsor of the acclaimed Taste for Learning event, which supported Orlando Health Foundation for the third time this past year.  This one-of-a-kind wine tasting event featured over seventy vintners who served alongside a dozen local premier restaurant partners.  Through sponsorships, ticket sales and silent auction proceeds, the most recent event raised over $300,000 (net) to benefit both Orlando Health Foundation and Valencia Foundation. 

With the leadership and support of ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, this was one of the highlights of 2015 for the Foundation.  Occurring at eighteen-month intervals, the next event will take place in the spring of 2017.

February 10, 2016