According to Brad Waxman, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Southern Wine & Spirits of Pennsylvania, corporate sponsorship, community involvement and educational excellence continue to be important charitable concerns at Southern Wine & Spirits of Pennsylvania, a division of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the country’s leading wine and spirits distributor with a tradition of service since 1968.

While Mr. Waxman is actively and personally involved in a wide range of local and charitable activities across the Keystone State, he is also very proud of the Company’s overall support of the following activities noted below, which represent only a small number of all the Company’s community and charitable efforts.

I. Southern Wine & Spirits of Pennsylvania and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Philadelphia

In 2010, Southern Wine & Spirits of Pennsylvania continued to participate in charitable fundraisers for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  In addition to funding efforts for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, employees have also participated in annual MS walks.

Marshall Prince, Executive Vice President of Administration of Southern Wine & Spirits of Pennsylvania, has been an active supporter of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for many years.

II. Southern Wine & Spirits of Pennsylvania and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 

In 2010, and dating back the past nine years, Southern Wine & Spirits of Pennsylvania has been the exclusive sponsor for the Bridesmaid's Ball, which has successfully generated more than $500,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  These funds help fulfill the mission of the society--"to cure Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin's Disease, and Melanoma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families".  Over 75% of these funds go directly to the Pennsylvania Society.

III. Southern Wine & Spirits of Pennsylvania and the Breast Health and Prostate Institute

Southern Wine & Spirits of Pennsylvania continues to be a proud donor to the Breast Health and Prostate Institute, which supports breast cancer and prostate research in the Philadelphia area. Through research and conferences, information has been published in major medical journals.  The findings have helped to change the detection and treatment of breast cancer for women around the world. 

IV. Southern Wine & Spirits of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Art Museum

Southern Wine & Spirits of Pennsylvania continues its support of The Philadelphia Art Museum, one of the leading museums in the country.  Southern Wine & Spirits of Pennsylvania has been a member of The Philadelphia Art Museum for more than 10 years and participates regularly in fundraising activities on behalf of the museum.

V. Southern Wine & Spirits of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Research Center

Southern Wine & Spirits of Pennsylvania has been an active supporter and has held many fundraisers on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh’s Cancer Research Center.

In addition to the above noted charitable activities Marshall Prince, Executive Vice President of Administration of Southern Wine & Spirits of Pennsylvania, has been an active supporter of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

In 2010, SWS of PA has also supported the Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival, the Bossa Nova Walk for Autism, the Mighty Oak Barrel Golf Outing and many more.

VI. Southern Wine & Spirits of Pennsylvania and Brent Celek’s Take Flight Foundation

Brad Waxman, Executive President, General Manager of Southern Wine & Spirits of Pennsylvania serves on the Board of Directors of this Charity Foundation that provides support and resources to seriously ill and physically challenged children throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.  On October 25, 2010, Southern Wine & Spirits of Pennsylvania exclusively donated wine and spirits to the “Celebrity Servers” Event at Morton’s Steakhouse in Philadelphia.

According to the group’s website: “The mission of Brent Celek’s Take Flight Foundation is to provide opportunities, support and resources to children and families in need. Established in 2010, the primary focus of the Take Flight Foundation is to provide seriously ill and physically challenged children throughout Greater Philadelphia with daily support and life changing experiences.  Our goal is to have touched the lives of more than 2,000,000 children and their family members by 2013.”

For more information, please log onto: http://www.brentcelek.org/