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Junior Achievement’s Circle of Wise Women host the 7th Annual JA World Uncorked + Crafted presented by Breakthru Beverage Florida benefiting Junior Achievement of South Florida, Inc.

The Uncorked + Crafted Experience will take place on Saturday, January 21st 2017 from 6:30 to 10:30pm at the JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College located at 1130 Coconut Creek Blvd, Coconut Creek, FL 33066. Last year’s event netted just under $200,000.00 directly benefiting the programs at Junior Achievement of South Florida.

Celebrating its seventh year with 750+ expected guests, Uncorked + Crafted features notable chefs throughout south Florida, wine and spirits provided by Breakthru Beverage Florida, and craft beer selections highlighting Oakland Park’s Funky Buddha Brewery. This year Uncorked gets Crafted as we feature the art of the craft cocktail throughout the event.  Dessert Bash returns with a craft coffee experience. Additionally, this year’s event will honor past Chairs Lynne McGrath and Taylor McGrath and honorary Chef Chairs Marc Gruverman and Wes Bonner.

Christine Speedy, Lorraine Thomas, Carol Molnar (MRA Photography)
Eric Pfeil, Bob Drinon (MRA Photography) Presenting Sponsors
Brenda Franco, Rose Faraone, James Dunn (Kara Starzyk Photography)
Diana Metcalf, Michael Weymouth, Renée Quinn (MRA Photography)

“When we envisioned this event seen years ago, we focused on creating a program free event,” says Renée Quinn, Circle founding member and past Uncorked chair. “We designed it so guests didn’t have to sit at tables or listen to people speak. There is no formal program, which is rare for a charity. The money we raise directly affects a child in our community,” Quinn adds. “We touch every single fifth and eighth grader in the county. We definitely do what we say we are doing.”

Founded in 2010, the Circle of Wise Women are an independent volunteer group of educational advocates who believe they can affect positive changes in students’ attitudes, performance, and their future outlook. Wise Women understand the need to transform how students view the world of work, personal finance, free enterprise and their own potential for success. The Circle of Wise Women launched their annual JA World Uncorked event in 2010, and have raised over $3,000.000.00 for the educational programs at Junior Achievement South Florida, Inc. over the last six years.

Circle Member,  past Uncorked chair and Jeroboam partner Rose Faraone says, “Children are our future and it is our responsibility to give them the best foundation and education possible to assure their success. Funds raised through JA World Uncorked assist Junior Achievement of South Florida in making that possible.”

Tickets are $150 and are available now at http://www.jaworlduncorked.com/tickets-sponsorships. Complimentary valet is provided to all guests. UBER/Lyft or Red Cap services are recommended. Net proceeds benefit the educational programs and Summer Camp at Junior Achievement of South Florida. Sponsorships are currently available; contact Diana Metcalf at 954.979.7120 or Diana@jasouthflorida.org for more information. Get Uncorked at www.JAWorldUncorked.com 

Junior Achievement (JA) empowers young people to own their economic success. Our volunteer-delivered, K-12 programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills. JA’s experiential learning inspires kids to dream big and reach their potential. Junior Achievement of South Florida helps young people connect with relevant learning and the importance of staying in school. JA sparks students to develop competitive skills and confidence.

“We believe that it is our legacy to assist the next generation by mentoring them through exposure and engagement.  This process will provide the foundation for educated and prepared good citizens and unlimited opportunities for their future.  A wise woman knows that opening a door for a young mind can change their life,” says Genia Duncan Ellis, Circle member and media partner.

Culinary Team: Ivan Breger, Chef Hector Lopez, Chef Toby Joseph, Adam Irvin  (MRA Photography)
Culinary Committee: Samantha Chiz, Katie Leibick, Candi Evett

When & Where

Date:  Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Venue: JA World Huizenga Center (at Broward College)

Address: 1130 Coconut Creek Boulevard, Coconut Creek, FL 33066

Tickets: www.jaworlduncorked.com/tickets-sponsorships



Presenting Sponsor

Breakthru Beverage Florida

Grand Cru Sponsors 

Diáne Johnson, A.D. Johnson  Foundation 

Lorraine Thomas, Founding Sponsor 

Jeroboam  Partners +  Sponsors 

Comerica  Bank, Sponsor Pavilion Host

Damn Good  Hospitality  Group

JM Lexus, Exclusive Automobile Partner

Magnum Partners  +  Sponsors 

BB&T  Bank



Daoud’s Fine Jewelry  

Ellis  Connects 

Funky  Buddha  Brewery

Miller  Construction 

QuinnProQuo  Corporate  Strategies

Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale 

SunTrust Bank 

Champagne Sponsors 

Memorial  Healthcare  System 

Fran & Peter Woolf 

Cuvée  Partners +  Sponsors 

Ameriprise Financial 

Circles  Enterprises 

City of  Coconut Creek 

Cooper’s Craft,  Crafted Courtyard  Sponsor 

Event Effects,  Décor  Partner 

Florida  Community Bank 

Florida  Power  &  Light 

Hyatt  Regency  Pier  Sixty  Six 

International  Culinary  School,  Art Institute  Fort Lauderdale 

Korbel California Champagne, Uncorked  Courtyard Sponsor

People’s Trust Insurance 

Signature Grand

Stacie Weisman, MMSS, LLC 

The Riverside Hotel

Digital Media Sponsor

Gold Coast / Fort Lauderdale