Bella Collina Reveals WINNER of the $25K "WIN A BELLA GALA" Promotion at a Private Event - and shocks the crowd with plans to commit over $500K to the Central Florida Community

Over 50 Central Florida Charities: EVERYONE IS A WINNER!

Mar 10, 2016, 07:00 ET from Bella Collina

ORLANDO, Fla., March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bella Collina, Florida's premier private community and leading event venue, announced the winner of the $25K WIN A BELLA GALA promotion during a March 1st luncheon, held at Bella Collina's award-winning 75,000-square-foot Tuscan-inspired clubhouse. Over 50 local charities entered and were given an opportunity to interview; four finalists were announced at the luncheon and the winner was selected via a live drawing. VIEW EVENT IMAGES

The BELLA GALA finalists were:  Runway to HopeQuest, American Lung Society and South Lake County Ministries.  The winner was Quest, Inc. an organization that supports Central Floridians with developmental disabilities by offering choices and opportunities to live, learn, work and play.

In addition to the reveal of the $25K winner, guests were SURPRISED to find out that everyone was a winner! All who entered received a $10,000 credit for any future gala (valued at $25K or more).  In total Bella Collina is committing over $500,000 back to the Central Florida community! In addition to this commitment, Bella Collina rolled out their NEW Charity Referral Program; in which they will donate $15,000 to any 501(c)(3) organization that refers a (developer- owned) home or lot sale in the community.

"Thank you to this exciting list of Central Florida charities who work tirelessly within the Orlando-area community to support so many important causes and crucial initiatives!" said Paul Simonson, principal with DCS Investment Holdings, an affiliate of Bella Collina owner DCS Real Estate Investments,

About Bella Collina

Bella Collina is a 1,900-acre Private Island and Private Club Community in the rolling hills of Central Florida, just 20 minutes west of Orlando. Widely known for its iconic 75,000-square-foot Tuscan-inspired clubhouse, Bella Collina is one of the top private golf clubs and waterfront communities in the country.  Home prices start in the $700,000s.

Bella Collina is owned and operated by DCS Investment Holdings, a private equity group based in West Palm Beach, Fla. The company is owned by Dwight C. Schar, co-owner of the Washington Redskins and founding chairman of NVR Inc., one of America's largest homebuilders. To learn more about Bella Collina, visit


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