Here’s to another huge success with the 14th annual Dining Out For Life®!

Here's to another huge success with the 14th annual Dining Out For Life®

We are finally wrapping-up Dining Out For Life® 2016 and excited to announce our 1st place win in the Mtn Xpress’s Annual WNC Best Of Fundraising Event for the 3rd year in a row! In a town as charitable, and socially-conscious as Asheville, we are thankful for this recognition. It is an achievement that would not be possible without the support of over 115 Participating Restaurants across 6 western counties, our presenting sponsor Prestige Subaru, hundreds of dedicated Restaurant Ambassadors, event volunteers and YOU- our generous and giving community!

Special congratulations to our top 4 performing Restaurant Ambassador Teams!

 Barbara Bell and Betty Sharpless, veteran Ambassadors at Avenue M, brought in $4,893 in diner and restaurant contributions.

Mark Arrington and Bobby Hill, Ambassadors at Carmels, offered a wildly successful in-house raffle for a Harrah’s getaway package and brought in a total of $3,394.

Luke Burrell, Tara Hackett, and Rick Ramsey helped fill the Market Place and raised $3,614.

Mark Collins, George White, and Mary Williams not only helped Rezaz get more reservations than they ever expected, they also helped raise a staggering $6,018!

All these numbers are incredible and deserve a huge round of applause.

We cannot thank the owners and staff of our Participating Restaurants enough. Each year we continue to have new restaurants ask to join Dining Out for Life. Our Participating Restaurants not only donate 20% of their proceeds for the event, they also help us wrap up financials in only a few months by quickly sending their 20% donation while other Dining Out for Life cities continue to work on those collections!

Thanks to our Sponsors, including our Presenting Sponsor, Prestige Subaru, we are able to put 100% of the funds raised directly to WNCAP client services and HIV prevention efforts. Please help us thank Subaru and all our other partners. You can visit them all here at the Sponsor Page.

Another huge thank you to our Organization Partners who supplied Ambassadors throughout the day at their adopted participating restaurant. Asheville Realty Group, Mosaic Realty, Sensibilities, Lolo, Greiner Group, Wells Fargo, Blue Ridge Roller Girls, Campaign For Southern Equality, thank you for your support and we hope you’ll join us again next year!

Congratulations to our three Raffle Drawing Winners for Dining Out 2016. Thank you for coming out and supporting WNCAP and our participating restaurants. Rick Henry winner of the $500 Visa Gift Card courtesy of David Kanis Fairway Mortgage, David Riggs winner of the Fine Arts Theatre ticket package, and Marie Davis winner of the Warren Fluharty Designs Gift Certificate. Enjoy!

Find out how you or your business can become involved in NEXT APRIL’s Dining Out for Life 828-252-7489 ext.315

Want to know how your restaurant performed or have questions about Dining Out For Life®? 828-252-7489 ext.324


Many thanks, 


Jesse Oates Vest, Special Events Coordinator

Dining Out For Life Event Date:

April 28, 2016