Ninth Annual Detroit Uncorked Puts Fun In Fundraising, Exceeds Records In Supporting The Children's Center Of Wayne County And Detroit Wine Organization

Oct 07, 2013, 10:54 ET from The Children's Center of Wayne County

- Netting nearly $80,000 in net proceeds, the ninth annual event increased corporate sponsorships by 86%, tripled gross proceeds for silent auction and hosted more than 700 guests

- The Ninth Annual Detroit Uncorked, presented by Ford Motor Company, was held at The Westin Book Cadillac, downtown Detroit, on Friday, September 27, 2013

- Lisa and Bill Ford served as distinguished event hosts and Jay Towers served as emcee for the sold-out VIP Reception

DETROIT, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ninth Annual Detroit Uncorked, presented by Ford Motor Company, raised nearly $80,000 net proceeds to benefit The Children's Center and Detroit Wine Organization. The event hosted more than 700 guests, tripled gross proceeds from the silent auction and garnered unprecedented corporate support which increased 86% from 2012. Since its inauguration, Detroit Uncorked has raised over $530,000 for The Children's Center of Wayne County.


"Thanks to Detroit Uncorked, we will be able to serve more than 7,500 Wayne County families this year alone," Debora Matthews, President and CEO of The Children's Center of Wayne County, said. "We are grateful to our Presenting Sponsor Ford Motor Company for supporting this event every year and to our partner the Detroit Wine Organization for making Detroit Uncorked a distinctive event that brings support for, and awareness of, our mission to help children and families shape their own futures."

Detroit Uncorked continues to grow in popularity. The VIP Experience sold out in record time and 200 additional General Admission tickets were added to this year's event. Detroit Uncorked is recognized as one of the region's largest wine tasting events. Other event highlights included: over 300 wines from around the world, including rare and limited selections; light hors d'oeuvres and strolling dinner; live entertainment from Pato Margetic and the Paul King Ensemble; a high- end silent auction featuring premier trips, wines, and sports memorabilia; and the opportunity to win a 2014 Mustang GT in Motorcraft/Quick Lane's Mustang 5.0 Fever Sweepstakes.

In addition to Presenting Sponsor Ford Motor Company, Detroit Uncorked was made possible through the generosity of many organizations including Palladium sponsor: Lear Corporation; Platinum sponsors, The Kroger Company of Michigan, Microsoft; Gold sponsors: Behavioral Health Professionals, Inc., Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Delta Air Lines, Great Expressions Dental Centers, Imperial Beverage, Kendall-Jackson, Kenwal Steel Corporation and RingSide Creative; Silver level sponsors: Iroquois Manufacturing, Marketing Associates, PVS Chemicals, Inc., RH Bluestein & Company, Robert Bosch LLC and United Parcel Service. Joining them are Bronze sponsors: Daly Merritt, DeAngelis Cantina del Vino, Digerati, Oakland University, PNC Bank, TelNet Worldwide, Weichert Realtors Cass Realty. Media sponsor is Comcast Spotlight and Promotional Partners include Clear Channel Radio, Fox 2 News Detroit and Social Connection. Visit soon to view a photo gallery from this evening's event.

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 175,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit

About The Children's Center
For nearly 85 years, The Children's Center has been empowering Greater Detroit children and families to shape their own futures.  Annually, more than 7,500 children and families receive evidence-based therapeutic mental and behavioral health services from The Children's Center to help them overcome emotional and intellectual challenges, trauma from abuse, neglect and poverty.  Learn more about The Children's Center and our 20+ inter-related programs at or call 313.831.5535.

About Detroit Wine Organization
Detroit Wine Organization is a non-profit organization with over 4,000 members. While promoting Fun, Education and Contribution, the DWO hosts wine tasting and instructional activities throughout the year aimed at promoting the understanding and enjoyment of wine. Proceeds from events benefit local children's charities. Membership is free. For more information, please visit, or call 248-504-1962.

SOURCE The Children's Center of Wayne County