The 17th Annual Wine, Kibbles & Bids benefit was
at the Gorecki Center on the College of St. Benedict campus.
When you check in at the event, you receive a complimentary wine glass and a few other treats! This year we are featuring a new stemless wine glass!
The doors open at 5:30
Dinner is served at 7:30
A short program follows dinner with prizes and the ever-popular "Paddle Game" plus other fun activities, including visits from some furry friends!
We wrap up the evening and send everyone home with their Silent Auction winnings and a smile, knowing you have contributed to a great cause and had a really great time.
Tri-County Humane Society is proud to announce it had a historic 17th annual Wine, Kibbles and Bids! Thanks to our dedicated friends, we raised a projected $106,835 for the animals!
This is a fundraising milestone for our organization; never before have we crossed the $100,000 mark – and we couldn’t have done it without our many supporters.
The evening helps make it possible for TCHS to carry out its mission to spay or neuter every cat, dog, kitten, puppy and rabbit that is adopted from the shelter.
Almost 300 guests and volunteers attended Wine, Kibbles and Bids on April 20 at the Gorecki Center at the College of St. Benedict. The night featured a silent auction with 160 items, a delicious gourmet dinner, music from Monday Night Jazz, a raffle, and, of course, beer and wine tasting.
Along with our generous event sponsors, TCHS would like to thank Bill Nelson and Jan Ritsche for their efforts. Nelson, a former TCHS board member and animal advocate, outdid himself this year: He raised about $52,000 through his “Bill’s Jar” campaign, in which he passed out glass jars to collect money for the humane society. This money includes proceeds from the Spay-ghetti and (No) Meat Balls dinner as well as the Walter’s Wheelhouse concert at Pioneer Place on Fifth. Nelson also led our “Fix a Pet” Live Auction that evening at Wine, Kibbles and Bids, which brought in $10,745. Ritsche, a friend of Tri-County, then matched that number.
“This was an amazing night for the shelter, and TCHS is so lucky to have so many friends of animals,” said Executive Director Vicki Davis, Certified Animal Welfare Administrator. “We couldn’t do what we do every day without their support.”
TCHS’ income from the event totaled $72,847, but thanks to matching grants and other support, we are expected to add another $41,077 to that. Our total expenses for the night were $7,089, so TCHS projects when all is said and done, we’ll finish with $106,835. That’s quite a night for our shelter, our supporters and especially the animals – the main reason TCHS is here.
TCHS thanks everyone who attended that evening, with special acknowledgement to our almost 50 volunteers who helped the night run without a hitch. We are so lucky to have all of you! Save the date for next year’s event—April 5, 2019!
Top Dog Sponsors:
Paul Morrison, John Collopy and their ReMax teams
Sue Wahl Storbeck
Golden Retriever Sponsors:
Advanced Care Pet Hospital
Pine Cone Pet Hospital
Silver Tabby Sponsor:
Falcon National Bank
Bronze Canary Sponsors:
College of St. Benedict
Kloster Commercial Resources
St. Cloud Ear, Nose & Throat
Wine, Kibbles & Bids is one of the Society’s biggest fundraisers of the year.
The income from this event provides us with the means to spay and neuter all pets prior to adoption and provide the high standard of care that we demand for every pet at the shelter.
As an independent animal shelter, we are not affiliated with the national humane organizations. We rely heavily on our community to assist us in our mission to provide quality care and adoption services for homeless animals. In 2017, support for our work resulted in 2,921 pets placed in loving homes!
The Tri-County Humane Society is a 501(c)3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Credit cards are accepted at the Silent Auction checkout
Bring cash to purchase additional raffle tickets
Bring cash to participate in the Cork Pull