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Feb. 13 - Ameris Bank Supports Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire as Title Sponsor of 2018 Wine, Women & Shoes

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

February 13, 2018 - Ameris Bank recently announced its title sponsorship of the 2018 Wine, Women & Shoes, an annual charity benefit hosted by the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire (RMHC). Ameris Bank has served as title sponsor of this event since its inception in 2013. Wine, Women & Shoes raises funds and awareness for families served by the Ronald McDonald House. All proceeds from the event directly benefit the families of critically ill and hospitalized children in Savannah, allowing them to remain nearby when faced with a child’s medical crisis.

“When no one could grasp the concept of Wine Women and Shoes, Ameris stood by our side as a champion of our mission and the event,” said RMHC Executive Director Bill Sorochak. “Almost $500,000 since the event inception just four years ago, and by far one of the best events in Savannah, Ameris is still by our side helping us take care of the most critical children’s cases in the Coastal Empire area.”

In 2017, RMHC provided 4,272 night stays and served over 285 families with critically-ill children. Their family rooms located within The Children’s Hospital at Memorial and on the St. Joseph’s Candler Hospital campus served over 3,200 families, and the Care Mobile Program Dental Program served 2,700 children seeing a dentist for the first time. Wine, Women & Shoes supports the RMHC of the Coastal Empire’s three core programs: The Ronald McDonald House, The Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. 

“Ameris Bank is proud to be affiliated with an organization that continues to significantly contribute to the families within our region,” said Greater Savannah Market President Jenny Gentry. “We are very proud of the success of this event and how it directly benefits so many children and their families.”

Wine, Women & Shoes will be held on Thursday, May 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 2 West Bay Street. The event will feature an array of wines, shoes and fashion, a “Best in Shoe” contest, fashion show featuring several local boutiques, and incredible auction items. Tickets are $75 for general admission and $150 for VIP admission. One hundred percent of the ticket sales will benefit families served by the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire. For more information about the event or purchase tickets, call 912.350.7641 or visit


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