Join us for food from some of the best local restaurants, cocktails, live music, private VIP lounges, live & silent auctions, tour of private jets, and more. Over a dozen candidates will compete for the title of the 2020 Tampa Bay Woman of Year. For 8 weeks leading up to the event, the candidates will help the WCF obtain sponsorship, silent auction items, and in-kind donations. The woman to bring in the most funds will be crowned the winner live at the event!
The Tampa Bay Woman of the Year benefits the Westchase Charitable Foundation (WCF) - a 501©(3) non-profit that provides financial assistance to children battling serious illness or that have been faced with a devastating family tragedy.
The Foundation relies completely on fundraising events, as well as private and in-kind donations to help raise funds for its mission. The WCF is unique since most of its operating expenses are funded privately, so nearly 100% of the net proceeds go directly to helping families most in need.
The Foundation began in 2004 to help a local family with an 8 year old child battling terminal brain cancer, and its growth is due entirely to the countless supporters throughout our region. Since its inception, the WCF has provided over $550,000 in direct financial grants to families across the Tampa Bay area. And while the Foundation has its roots in Westchase, over 90% of the actual grant recipients reside outside of the Westchase area.