2016 Wine Gala Raises nearly $80,000 for Mobile Meals

Mobile Meals Wine Gala pic

Mobile Meals Wine Gala
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Based in Ohio, Michael Sordyl is an experienced financial advisor who works with clients through the Ashley Group. An active member of his community, Michael Sordyl has served as co-chair of the Mobile Meals Wine Gala on three occasions.

To raise funds for its meal assistance services, Mobile Meals hosts an annual Wine Gala that brings together wine aficionados for an evening of luxurious dining and auctions. On November 5, 2016, attendees celebrated the gala’s 29th anniversary at Parkway Place in Maumee, Ohio.

In preparation for the gala, the event committee obtained some of the finest bottles of wine from local cellars, distributors, and donors. Altogether, this collection gave rise to 34 different auction lots that featured such wine varieties as Stellar Cellar and Chateau Mouton Rothschild. The gala’s 300 guests had the opportunity to bid on each lot in between wine tastings from nearly a dozen distributors. During the silent auction, attendees had the unique opportunity to dine on appetizers that local culinary students, chefs, and meal services prepared.

Mobile Meals received proceeds from both ticket sales and the night’s auctions. By the end of the night, the organization raised $78,000 to benefit its work with elders and others who are homebound and in need of regular meals.