Mission Statement & Vision

The primary mission of the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation is to help provide opportunities for underprivileged youth in our community to obtain higher education and the skills they need to secure a better life for themselves and their families.

The Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation, a Section 501(c) (3) charitable organization, is dedicated to the belief that the future strength and prosperity of our region and nation are dependent on the education of our youth. The Foundation believes higher education can break the cycle of poverty and make a profound and sustaining difference in the lives of youth and their families.

In support of its mission and vision, the Foundation stages a variety of fundraising events, highlighted by an annual Grand Auction. Proceeds from these events are distributed to qualified charities that help improve the physical, emotional and educational lives of underprivileged and at-risk youth and to enable them to pursue higher education that leads to meaningful careers and more fulfilling lives.