Williamsburg Wine & Food Festival Raises $5,000 For Colonial Heritage Community Foundation

More Than 4,000 Guests Attended The Two-Day Event That Raised Over $5,000 For The Colonial Heritage Community Foundation.

Online PR News – 21-July-2010 – – Williamsburg, VA-- The First Annual Williamsburg Wine And Food Festival at Colonial Heritage proved to be a successful and memorable culinary extravaganza. More than 4,000 guests attended the two-day event and over $5,000 was raised for the Colonial Heritage Community Foundation.

“Our inaugural Festival was a tremendous success,” said Robert Krieff, president of Lennar’s Virginia Division and developer of Colonial Heritage. “We had incredible entertainment, a wonderful variety of wineries, great attendance and most importantly, money raised for the
Colonial Heritage Community Foundation.”

Established by Colonial Heritage resident, Joan Bender, the Colonial Heritage Community Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports family caregivers, promotes active aging and strengthens the community through the enrichment of quality of life for all residents of Colonial Heritage and the greater Williamsburg area.

“We appreciate the financial support of our corporate partners Lennar and Colonial Heritage,” said Joan Bender, president of the Colonial Heritage Community Foundation. “The generous contribution we received will help the Foundation move forward and continue to provide those important services to caregivers in need.”

Upon receiving its 501(c) 3 nonprofit status, Colonial Heritage Community Foundation (CHCF) began expanding its efforts to offer local caregivers the life resources they can rely on to sustain themselves while they are busy meeting the needs of those under their care.

Joan Bender, the Founder and President of CHCF, recognized soon after she and her husband moved to their new home in Colonial Heritage, a Lennar community in Williamsburg, that there were a large number of families who were handling varying levels of care giver responsibilities.

In collaboration with Mary L. Brett Wright, a psychologist and trained facilitator, Bender first established the community’s Caregivers Support Group, to provide educational programming, networking opportunities between other caregivers, health providers, and social agencies; responsive communication, and respectful confidentiality in a trusting environment.

Now, through various fundraising efforts, grants, and support from such corporate partners as, Lennar, the Foundation is dedicated to accomplishing a host of ambitious goals, including the development, design, and construction of a local licensed adult day center with a cost-affordable Alzheimer’s program in James City County.

For more information about the Colonial Heritage Community Foundation contact Joan Bender at 757-345-6974 or Mary L. Brett Wright, Foundation vice president, at 757-253-1774.

Lennar Corporation actively supports the Foundation’s efforts. Founded in 1954, Lennar is one of the nation’s leading builders of quality homes for all generations. Lennar builds affordable first time, move-up and retirement homes in communities that cater to virtually any lifestyle including urban, golf course, active adult or suburban communities. Lennar is committed to quality, value and integrity.

For more information visit LENNAR.com or contact:
Brenda Sharp, Lennar Director of Sales & Marketing-Virginia, brenda.sharp@lennar.com
Allison Rosoff, Cohen and Company Creative, 813-230-4344; allison@cohenadv.com