Vine & Stein

Thrive Upstate Vine & Stein

Thank you!

A crowd of 200 joined Thrive Upstate on July 28, 2016 for the first annual Vine & Stein fundraising event, a celebration of good food, fun and philanthropy.

Guests enjoyed a fantastic strolling supper composed of 10 pairing stations featuring tastings of gourmet cuisine and wine or craft beer. Vine & Stein offered incredible live entertainment from The Trapfire Brothers and Cam Ramsey. Guests also had the chance to win prizes in the silent auctions and try their luck with the very popular ping-pong prize pull.

The tasting stations and auction tables were set along the concourse, Stella Lounge and patio of the Bon Secours Wellness Arena giving guests plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the evening.

Vine & Stein was more than a great party – it raised critical funds to support Thrive Upstate and our mission to provide all people with disabilities and special needs with meaningful services, opportunities, and support, so they may thrive in life, work and play. With the support of a generous community, we raised over $36,000 in gross revenue, making it the most successful Thrive Upstate fundraiser to date!

Thank you to all of the incredibly generous sponsors, local businesses that donated auction items and individuals who donated their time, talents and treasures to make the first annual Vine & Stein a success!

Relive the fun through the photos taken at Vine & Stein! Vine & Stein 2016 photos 

Stay tuned for details on Vine & Stein 2017!

Post-Event Survey

Did you attend Vine & Stein? Please complete this brief survey about your experience. Your feedback will help us to make next year’s event even more fun!

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Sponsorship Opportunities

There are several sponsorship levels to choose from, all of which provide valuable exposure and benefits. Contact Craig Byrd, Director of Development and Marketing at (864) 288-1907 x3540 or to discuss the various packages.


Your business can also help by donating an item, product, service or experience for the silent auction or game prize. Contact Kate Patino, Development and Marketing Associate at (864) 288-1907 x3550 or to learn more.