Events held at the Ringling grounds will benefit The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Florida State University, is one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation. It preserves the legacy of John and Mable Ringling, educating and enabling a large and diverse audience to experience and take delight in a world-renowned collection of fine art; Cà d'Zan, the Ringling historic mansion; two circus museums; the Original Asolo Theater; and historic architecture, courtyard, gardens and grounds overlooking Sarasota Bay.
The Grand Tasting silent auction will benefit the Southwest Florida Chapter of The American Red Cross.
For more than 125 years, the mission of the American Red Cross has been to help individuals and families prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. The Red Cross provides disaster relief assistance to those affected by natural and human-caused disasters. Whether it be a hurricane or a heart attack, the Red Cross is here to help. Locally the Southwest Florida Red Cross chapter responds to almost 200 fires a year in Manatee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Hardee and Desoto counties and trained over 10,000 in lifesaving skills. To find out more about American Red Cross and the much needed services they provide, please visit http://www.flwestcoastredcross.org.