Columbus REALTORS® Foundation Wine Tasting

2015 Foundation ‘Wine Tasting’

6 Delicious Wines
11 Local Area Association Supporters
29 Company Sponsors
373 in Attendance
Over $15,000.00 raised for ONE Cause!!


Connecting 373 of the brightest stars in the real estate industry together, the 2015 Foundation Wine Tasting was once again a huge success, raising a total of $15,620.00 to benefit the Columbus REALTORS® Foundation!

The Foundation Fundraising committee, known for hosting the event at different locations each year, hosted this year’s tasting on a sunny March 12th, at The Vue in downtown Columbus. Located in the heart of the city’s historic brewery district, The Vue successfully blends modern design with the traditional beauty of Columbus historical architecture, to create one of the city’s largest & most exciting event spaces. 

Sipping on a selection of 6 wines, handpicked by experts of the fundraising committee, supporters also noshed on scrumptious hors devours (including a decadent crepe station), while networking with fellow industry leaders. 

Event attendees had multiple opportunities to support the Foundation throughout the evening, including a competitive silent auction & exciting Brown Bag Cork Raffle, which featured 30 disguised bottles of wine, ranging in value from $10-$120! A big congratulation’s goes out to Ron Beitel of Red Brick Mortgage, who was the big winner of the evening, taking home 4 floor passes to see country’s hottest stars preform at the highly anticipated Buckeye Country Superfest, on Saturday, June 20th at the Ohio Stadium (a $550+ value!). 

In addition to our donors, the committee would like to send a special thank you to each of the 29 company sponsors, 10 Area Association supporters, and numerous silent auction donors who supported the event. These contributions went to covering event costs, allowing 100% of the proceeds from tickets sales and event activities to go directly to the Foundation, and its four areas of focus: Benevolence Fund, Community Grants, Educational Scholarships, and REALTOR® Care Day. 

To view pictures from the event click here & for more information about the Columbus REALTORS® Foundation go here

 $1,000 Top Vue Sponsors



 $750 Tasting Stations Sponsors

$500 Connecting the Stars Sponsors

 $250 Building Community Sponsors
 ABC Home Services American Family Insurance
Jeff Finegan
 Capital Lighting
 Columbus Southwest Area Realty Association Fischer Homes  Leader's Moving & Storage 
First American Home Buyer's Protection  First Federal Community Bank Greater Dublin Realty Association
Hilliard Area Realty Association  M/I Homes
Joy Adkins 
Midtown Area Realty Association 
North Area Real Estate Association  Northwest Area Realty Association Northwest Title Family of Companies 
 Quality Choice Title Agency Red Brick Mortgage ValmerLand Title Agency
 Westerville Area Realty Association Campbell & Associates, Inc  Gahanna Area Realty Association 
 Greater Worthington Real Estate Association Independent Broker’s Association  Olsson Blinds
Lars Olsson 
 RE/MAX Capital Centre    

Silent Auction & Door Prize Donors
Antonio Benton, Columbus First Bank | Auction Ohio | Cutler Real Estate | Davyd Miller, Odd Jobs | Drone614 | 2015 Foundation Fundraising Committee | Gervasi Vineyard | Gloria Cannon, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Professional Realty | Joyce Rhinehart, First American Home Buyer’s Protection | Katie Hofacker, Simply Vague | Pure Strength & Wellness (Clintonville) | Randy Best, Best Real Estate | Ron Front, Sterling Protection Services | Search2Close | Title First Agency | Tom Nichols, Home Warranty of America | Vicki Ballenger, Concord Mortgage Group | Women's Council of REALTORS® - Columbus Chapter


For more information on the Columbus REALTORS® Foundation click here.
Legal Disclaimer:
The Columbus REALTORS® Foundation is a non-profit public charity under section 501c(3) of the revised Internal Revenue Code. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law; less the value of any goods or services received in exchange for the donation. Donors are advised to consult legal or tax counsel regarding their own tax situations