Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation Receives Incredible Donation

The million dollar gift will be used to further benefit DCWAF's local children charities
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The Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation announced this week that it had received the largest single donation in the DCWAF’s 15-year history.

The million dollar gift was made by Ryan D. Jumonville and his wife, Raven, who live in the Destin area with their four young children.

“This financial commitment by Mr. Jumonville will positively impact the lives of hundreds of children,” said John Russell, president of DCWAF.

“We have never received a gift of this magnitude, and we are so very grateful to be chosen as the recipient of such magnanimous support of our mission to help the children of Northwest Florida.”

Originally from Louisiana, Jumonville started his first company at age 24.

Among other business ventures, he is currently the chairman of United Networks of America, which provides products and services that reduce healthcare costs for clients such as insurance companies, governments, associations and large organizations.

A portion of Jumonville’s gift will be distributed to DCWAF’s 16 benefiting local children’s charities during their annual check presentation ceremony on Sept. 4 at the Henderson Beach Resort.

The remainder of his gift will be invested into the newly renamed Jumonville Family Children’s Fund to solidify the sustainability of the organization and the charities it supports in the future.

The 15th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction is scheduled for April 24-26, 2020 in Grand Boulevard. Patron packages will go on sale in November.